September 4, 2020

Removing Rose of Sharon

Another garden transformation is underway at my Bedford, New York farm.

Some of you may be familiar with my long and winding pergola garden. One side is filled with lots of flowering bulbs and perennials that bloom at different times throughout the year. In spring, a palette of purple, blue, and lavender covers the area. And in summer, it erupts with hundreds of bright orange lilies. On the other side, I grow Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus - upright deciduous shrubs that produce colorful, cup-shaped flowers from summer to 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. This season, I decided to move all the Rose of Sharon. Transplanting Rose of Sharon is not difficult to do, but there are some tips that will help make this chore easier.

Here are some photos, enjoy.