Sunday, September 28, 2008

Today's Flowers - Post 86



Hibiscus

When I visited a local library last weekend, my attention was drawn to the flower bed ouside the front door; specifically to this bright yellow blossom. I believe it to be a 'tender' hibiscus; that is, one that does not survive the cold of our winter here. To have blooms of this sort the following year, you have to put in new plants, or find a way to over-winter the plant in a greenhouse.

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33 comments:

richies said...

What a lovely flower. Warm, yellow and very nicely photographed

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful and delicate.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful yellow hibiscus.

krisuh said...

Love the colour and the whole hibiscus too, of course. Nice image.

The Holleys said...

I love Hibiscus! :) They're lovely!

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is a beauty.... we have them around here.

Reader Wil said...

This hibiscus is lovely. Here in Holland we only know the blue and white hibiscus.

Denise BC said...

Hi, Pat
The hibiscus are always ready to brighten any garden, its in yellow is very special. I thank you for sharing.
Denise & Santilli - the team of Today's Flowers

Yen said...

Hibiscus are just lovely! Back in my home country, we have a lot of them:) Mine is posted HERE. Happy Today's Flower!~

TSannie said...

I love hibiscus and do you know I've never seen a yellow one??? Orange, yes but not yellow. It's a beauty!

mirage2g said...

This yellow hibiscus grace our backyard all year through back in the Philippines! I pick them out and make them into bubble soap as a kid2 =D

Denise said...

Hi Pat, this photo is so beautiful, such clarity you can see all the detail in the petals. I love that.

dot said...

Isn't it nice to go somewhere and find a pretty flower to photograph!
I don't think I've seen a yellow one before but I love it.

fishing guy said...

Pat: Wonderful captures at the library. I have a lot there myself and will keep them for snowy days.

Carletta said...

It is a fragile flower.
Lovely.

dulce said...

Very delicate!!

CrazyCath said...

Beautiful shot of a delicate looking flower.

Sherry said...

I have always loved hibiscus flowers and this yellow one is especially pretty!

Paz said...

Lovely photo of a lovely flower. I love the color.

paz

piedmontperspective said...

Such a gorgeous yellow hibiscus! Well done!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the yellow on this flower

Gallicissa said...

Pretty flower.

We have a lovely yellow hibiscus that grows in the wild.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I've come to appreciate the hibiscus more since I started blogging. Great shot. :-)

sweetnorms said...

yes! it's beautiful, nice capture of yellow hibiscus, cute...

antigoni said...

Very beautiful flower.

Holiday Maker said...

Beautiful yellow hibiscus flower..

Hildegarde said...

I've never seen a yellow one before. Very special !

PERBS said...

What a dainty flower!

Come and see mine.
Paulie

Jeannelle said...

Bright....lovely.....interesting! I think all the beauty circling the globe in photos (of flowers, skies, etc.) on the internet has to be a good thing, and healing in its own way!

marina said...

All your photos are beautiful!!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very beautiful! I'm surprised that they don't survive an Arkansas winter. I guess it must get colder where you are than I thought!

Cláudia said...

I love hibiscus, we have a lot of them here in Brazil, but I never saw one of that shape, the petals are crisped. So beautiful!

said...

Hi,Pat...Nice to be here...lovely flower...I hope everything is fine with you ...a big... Hug
Vi