August 6, 2018

My Flowering Rose of Sharon

Here in the Northeast, we’re expecting temperatures to reach the 90s today. My outdoor grounds crew is working very hard to keep all the gardens well watered and looking their best.

Many of you are familiar with my long and winding pergola garden. Over the weekend, I shared photos of one side - filled with hundreds of bright orange tiger lilies. On the other side, I grow Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus - upright deciduous shrubs that produce colorful, cup-shaped flowers in summer and fall. Rose of Sharon is valued for its tight form and large blossoms in shades of blue, lavender, pink, and white - providing a lovely show of color when few other plants are in bloom.

Here are some photos, enjoy.