Inside The Hibiscus by D Hackett
This macro capture shows the inside of a beautiful pink hibiscus flower.
Hibiscus is a very hardy, versatile plant and in tropical conditions it can enhance the beauty of any garden. Being versatile it adapts itself easily to balcony gardens in crammed urban spaces and can be easily grown in pots as a creeper or even in hanging pots. It is a perennial and flowers through the year. Hibiscus flowers come in many colors. They can be red, yellow, white, or peach-colored, and can be as big as 6 inches wide. Because of the variety of colors, it's a plant which can add vibrancy to any garden.
The flowers and leaves can be made into teas and liquid extracts that can help treat a variety of conditions. Hibiscus tea, also called sour tea because of its tart taste, is made from a mixture of dried hibiscus flowers, leaves, and dark red calyces (the cup-shaped centers of the flowers). After the flower finishes blooming, the petals fall off and the calyces turn...