Oct 23, 2011

Cotton At Hibiscus House

Cotton Blooms aren't they pretty?  This post includes some information about cotton that I knew nothing of.

  • Did you know that it is environmental friendly?
  • Did you know that your old cotton jeans could become insulation for you home?
  • Did you know that scientist are working on an edible cottonseed for human consumption?
  • Cows already eat it, they are making it so chickens and pigs can also.
  • Did you know that cotton was used in booms in ocean to absorb oil in major oil spill?
  • Did you know the cotton plant removes CO2's from the atmosphere turns into cotton?
  • Did you know that it takes out greenhouse gases?
  • Removes apx. 7 million car emissions.
Lots more to learn about on the cotton website.
The number of pesticide applications has been reduced by 50% between 1986 and 2008 .
This is important to me because hate anything that causes harm to we humans as well as the environment
Other uses:
  • cosmetics
  • cooking oils
  • margazines
  • paper making
Check out  Cotton Today

No we do not grow the cotton ourselves, but are surrounded by it. It is just amazing to me what is going on in the world around us that we are totally unaware of.

I love how the church looks with the cotton field around it.

It looks like snow.

Cotton field in the Spring

Country road take me home.

South Carolina Cotton Board

South Carolina Cotton Museum Bishopville, S. C.

I hope you enjoyed the post and learned something new about cotton.


  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information on cotton...we take it (and so many other things) for granted and a bit of education helps. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

  2. Thanks Gayle, so glad you stopped by.

  3. I did a post earlier in the summer about how the cotton, hibiscus, and okra all belong to the same family. I put pictures of their flowers so that you could see how they are so alike.

  4. Absolutely beautiful Dolly! You might get tired of seeing it all the time but how neat to be surrounded by it, I love it!

  5. Jane I linked this post to your post on cotton. Loved your info.

    Angie Thank you so much, you always have such sweet things to say. I do love cotton! It was like a field of snow before they cut it..I am enjoying living out here with all of the crops, animals, nature..God's beauty surrounds us all.