December 7, 2013


Who says a hibiscus needs to be in full bloom to be beautiful??

When the weather started to turn too cold for our six-foot tall hibiscus, my husband brought it inside the house for the winter. Its branches were long, gangly and straggly. BUT, it had three big beautiful buds!

A few days ago, the last of the three buds turned flowers was closing and readying to drop. I looked closely at the flower, and realized it held a somewhat different beauty than it did when it was fully open. I grabbed my camera and documented its waning beauty.

MDS enabled me to bring the images together in a beautiful photo montage

I'm so glad I took the photos when I did, as the next day my beautiful flower was lying on the floor. Finis.

After trimming those straggly branches back drastically, I imagine we will have to wait a loooonnnggg time before we can enjoy any more of these exquisite blossoms in real life. For now, these images will have to suffice.

I thought the vivid red-ness of the photos would appeal during the Christmas season. Since the hibiscus is Hawaii's state flower, Mele Kalikimaka to one and all!



  1. I love these flower I had bought one a couple of years ago and it bloomed beautifully but,and it hasn't bloomed since and I follow what they tell you do do. The same happened to my Mother & sister.

  2. I love your pictures. I remember the hibiscus in your yard. I can imagine what it looks like now. In case you didn't notice I'm not going to make it up. The park roads are a mess.

  3. I love hibiscus, too. Here in Laguna there's a problem with white fly. But this year I am going to try growing one.

  4. I love hibiscus. These pictures are beautiful. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  5. these are stunning even in the waning beauty thanks for sharing