Saturday, July 28, 2018

Bloom Where You Are Planted

The Rose of Sharon (Althea hibiscus syriacus) has bloomed it's heart out for close to a month now.
These are the hardiest of bushes, withstanding heat, drought, and even a barrage of Japanese beetles this year.
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 months of July and August, year after year.


Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful! We have a hibiscus for the first time this year.
I thought we got a pink one but it is blooming peachy orange! haha.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

When we moved here to the Poor Farm we noticed several old Rose of Sharon bushes deeply neglected. Several did die but we've managed to save some. Those strong gals who fought hard to survive are blessing us with the brightest of flowers this year. Love your photos-as always. :)

Susie said...

Jo, My daughter gave me a rose of Sharon bush when I lived in town. It bloomed many years before we removed it for a fence. I think I planted it too close. I love the pretty color of yours. I did not know that about the feathers...I read your previous post that I had missed. I am going to save every feather now. I usually sick them in something on the porch. Blessings to you,,xoxo, Susie

Anonymous said...

very pretty

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Janice Kay Schaub said...

I cut out my Rose of sharon. It was in a bad place and too big to transfer. Might like another if I could find a good spot. They are kind of messy though when the flowers drop. STill they are beautiful
Luv Janice