The simple Hibiscus is more than ‘cashmere-soft petals elegantly cupped with long stamens popping out from the centre …with dark-green pointed leaves’.
The pop-up colors embellish my sombre mood with a hint of merriment. Some pictures from my garden in Pune.
A Google search added the touch of mystery to this elegant flower. “In North America especially, a hibiscus means a perfect wife or woman. In Victorian times, giving a hibiscus meant that the giver was acknowledging the receiver’s delicate beauty. In China, hibiscuses symbolize the fleeting and beauty of fame or personal glory’.
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