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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hardy Blooms

Each year despite the lack of rain for days on end, we are graced with prolific blooms on the Rose of Sharon ( Hibiscus syriacus ) bushes.
This particular bush was a volunteer, a single seed or two carried by the wind or possibly a bird.
It is also a second generation plant, the original bush belonging to my husband's mother who shared it's propagated beauty from her garden to ours.

Oftentimes they are considered an invasive plant, since they tend to spread so easily, but we enjoy their endless blooms, and tend to agree with the A.A. Milne quote.....
“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”    


 

 
 
 

12 comments:

Henny Penny said...

I LOVE Rose of Sharon and never could get one to grow. A couple of years ago my neighbor dug two from her yard and brought them to me. Both bloomed last summer. Your's is beautiful!

Elaine Lewis said...

Is it the same as hibiscus? That is what we call them out here. Unless this is a totally different plant.

Betsy Brock said...

Gorgeous! I love the lighting in these photos!

Nellie said...

I love this plant and wish we had one here! I'm reminded of my grandmother's bushes! I always thought they were beautiful!

Barbara Lilian said...

Hello. the lovely pink flower you are showing is Hibiscus, sometimes called Tree Hollyhock. The Rose of Sharon ( botanical name Hypericim ) is low growing, good ground cover and has yellow flowers.

A Brit in Tennessee said...


Elaine, welcome.... this article may explain the differences.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/differences-between-rose-sharon-hibiscus-61587.html
~Jo

L. D. said...

It is a beautiful progression. You knew the end result would be a giant explosion of color. It is a beautiful bloom.

maria13corvette said...

My mother-in-law loved this flower. She passed away last August 2014 and when I see one, its a reminder of her, she was a wonderful person I actually got her a beautiful oil painting of the hibiscus. Sadly she never got to see it, it's now hanging in the spare bedroom. Thank you for this beautiful post. Maria

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've forgotten all about this garden favorite. I need to try this in my yard. But poor butterfly bush became a favorite with the stink bugs who were responsible for its sad demise.

Thanks for sharing this most lovely summer favorite!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

So very beautiful!
love
tweedles

DJan said...

That's a hibiscus, isn't it? I love those flowers! And your pretty pictures of them coming out are wonderful. :-)

Merlesworld said...

I have a Hibiscus, that's what we call it , mine has multi coloured leaves and a tiny bright red flower and two orange ones but the orange ones are not doing too well at the moment, they are new and it often takes a while to get going, yours is a lovely colour.
Merle...........