Monday, August 4, 2008

Hibiscus

Another edible flower, a blooming hibiscus always provides a glorious display in the garden. This one rewards us with blooms all summer which we use to make a real show as a garnish on an appetizer plate. We will remove the pithy center and use the blossom as a bowl for a dip. It also adds a very tasty citrus-like flavor to herbal tisanes. The blossom and all its glory only lasts a day, but it surely grabs our attention and makes us smile when it's in bloom.

1 comment:

Martha said...

We will remove the pithy center and use the blossom as a bowl for a dip

Thank you so much for that suggestion. I hadn't thought of using mine that way. I have yellow, red and pink ones blooming now and just love them.