Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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, because they tend to spread so easily, but not to this gardener, we enjoy those endless blooms throughout the whole month of July.




21 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:
This is lovely and we should certainly welcome it in any garden of ours. Such joy to have those magnificent blooms all summer long.

Strangely, Rose of Sharon [Hypericum] is the name given to an entirely different plant in the UK.

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Rob said...

very nice.

Stew said...

Although I had to take out the one growing too close to the house, we still have two of these in the yard. One is the single bloom type, like yours. The other is a double bloom variety. The blooms are so heavy and full that the branches bend to the ground.

They are beautiful bushes/trees though and we too enjoy them all summer.

Carol said...

Love it.
Ours have not bloomed yet but I am looking forward to that. We cut the one outside the living room last fall and I miss seeing our humming bird visits.

Babs said...

OH, that is a gorgeous Rose of Sharon. I wish it would self seed in my garden. My Rose of Sharon is the ordinary, single, pink/lavender variety and very prolific sprouting up all over the yard.
Babs

Louise said...

Invasive there? Not around here. Must be the tough winters keeping them in line. I'm with you. I love them, and their multitude of blossoms. One of my neighbors has a whole hedgerow of them, and it is a riot of color right now.

Star said...

I saw a picture of this on Vicki Lane's Blog recently. I'm sure we call that Lavatera in England? Rose of Sharon has yellow flowers.
Very pretty bush and large too, isn't it. I love when I get plants from other people as gifts. It means so much more than buying them at the garden centre, I'm sure you will agree.

DJan said...

Beautiful! I cannot imagine why someone would not like it. But then again, rhododendrons are considered weeds in some countries.

Mama-Bug said...

How lovely! I love the way they seem to change color as the bloom ages. Having a slow rain again this morning!

Sharon said...

Good Morning, Jo!

Oh, you have a double, that's very pretty! Mine is a single. Isn't it wonderful how they just bloom and bloom all summer?

Have a great day!

Anita said...

Beautiful!!

Patsy said...

We have the hope of rain this week-end. Lovely, the Rose of Sharon never disappoints.

Country Gal said...

Such a beautiful flower ! Have a great day !

George said...

This is a beautiful bush with gorgeous blossoms. I'd be very happy to have it in our yard.

Sandra said...

we have a yard full of hibiscus, 9 of them, 6 different kinds and they bloom all year here. this one is lovely

Denise said...

This invasive plant would be very welcome in my garden. Beautiful blooms.

Deb said...

That is a beautiful flower. I'll have to ask my sister-in-law Sharon if she has seen one.

Becca's Dirt said...

Thats a beautiful bloom. I've not seen one like that.

Theanne and Baron said...

I first learned about the Rose of Sharon years and years ago when I read The Grapes of Wrath! They are quite lovely and so nice to bloom so wonderfully during the heat of the summer! And yours has a history...being a "family" flower/shrub!

John Gray said...

I never knew Hypericum is also known as the rose of Sharon.....
you learn something new

Gods Little People said...

It is just beautiful and the colours stunning. I love hibiscus - they're bold and beautiful.