Sunday, August 9, 2009

Today's flowers #52 - the other Rose

Rose of Sharon, that is ... well it's not really a rose but part of hibiscus family. ;)
For Today's Flowers, I am featuring the beauty of Rose of Sharon. Pictured below is my all white RoS. I've seen shades of blue, red, violet, and pink with contrasting colored "eyes" but I seldom see an all white one.



If I remember the tag correctly, I think my RoS is called Diana, it is pure white with ruffled blooms.


What I love about Rose of Sharon is its profusion of buds! If you click to enlarge, you'll notice that it's loaded with buds! This gives them a long blooming period.





... a double or ruffled Rose of Sharon?


This one was taken at one of the gardens where I work. It's two in one, because a pink and white were grafted.


... close up.




See these blooms? ... butterflies and hummingbirds will find these irresistible.




Unlike Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon can stand up to frost. They leaf out late in the spring, so please do not declare them dead; I made this mistakes once and dug up what I planted the year before then I noticed that the roots look ok so I planted it back ... and sure enough, some sign of foliage started to show later, its not dead! :) what makes Rose of Sharon happy? ... give it a sunny spot, and humus-rich soil and it will reward you with profusion of blooms when summer comes!

26 comments:

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

How I wish I have a garden full of flowers!.... hayz...someday...maybe ^_^
Turuan mo po ako pano mag alaga ng flowers para mabuhay hehe ^_^

Ebie said...

Be it white, blue, pink or any color of the color wheel, RoS is a lovely bloom. Nance, you have a beautiful garden!

Mari said...

Lovely flowers, Nance. I love the white one, it's elegant. I need some flowers for my art class. LOL If you're close by I could get some from you.

Carletta said...

Yes, if only the deer would leave them alone!
Your images are beautiful and you have bushes filled with lush blooms!
I have white and pink. I posted a pink bloom today. :)

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I love this flower Rose of Sharon. It's ideal for floral arrangement especially the white variety. My silly sticky beak neighbour pruned mine without my permission so I hope I'll get some blooms this year. Not sure what colour though. Thanks for the tip, I'll remember that.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Lovely flowers! I really like the white Rose of Sharon. I don't see many of those around here; mostly pink and purple.

Thanks for sharing your photos.

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Very pretty. I'm with you I don't think I have ever seen a solid white one. =) Hope you have a wonderful week.

Laerte Pupo said...

Very nice post. I liked this white Rose of Sharon.
Thanks for sharing.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Nance: Neat photos of your Rose of Sharon.

MedaM said...

This series of photos is really beautiful. I enjoyed looking at all those lovely Rose of Sharon blossoms. If only I had it in my own garden to enjoy in their beauty.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your really nice and kind comment. I do appreciate it a lot.

dodong flores said...

Hi, Ate Nance!
These are beautiful photos of flowers!
I love the clos up shots!
I think I haven't had seen yet such kind of flower here in the Philippines...

ev said...

i love hibiscus. great one Nance!

been a while...take care!

Tracy said...

These are so beautiful, Nance...Much as I love pink, I especially am loving the white ones here--GORGEOUS! Happy Days :o) ((HUGS))

nonizamboni said...

I really enjoyed reading about Rose of Sharon and your photos were beautiful. I especially liked looking deep inside their blossoms.
Thanks for sharing!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi there, I love seeing your Rose of Sharon. I 'thought' it must be in the Hibiscus family --since they look similar. I'm sure your butterflies are enjoying that beautiful bush.

Hugs,
Betsy

Denise said...

Hi Nance, thanks for this very interesting and informative post and sharing these beautiful flowers with Today's Flowers. I also appreciate your visit to my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Have a great week.

Nance said...

Hi Meryl,
diligan at paminsan minsan miracle grow, meryl at bibigyan ka ng maraming bulaklak.

Hello there, Ebie -
You are so right, my friend, RoS or any other flowers are a sight for sore eyes! ;)

Nance said...

Thanks Mari! That's what I thought too, elegant! I can email you a few ... lol!

Carletta,
So you have a problem with deer too, eh? I love them but every year, they will all my phlox, lilies, hostas and now they discovered my hydrangea. :(

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I am glad that you post this, Nance. I have seen a lot of flowers around here, and I don't know the name to most of them. Now, I can name some of them. :)

Arija said...

Nice shots, I like the fact that they are so very hardy and need no looking after except chopping back.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hi nance,

ganda ng mga flowers mo,
itong pink, lagi kong kunan ng pics,
kasi ang ganda ng result, lalo na i-closed up ko yon petal nya.

nance, thanks for the comments,


have a nice day.

Stephany said...

Your RoS are beautiful and so are your photos. I love the white ones! (Sorry, I'm running behind. Thanks for your visit and comment!)

chubskulit said...

Wow, I love that flower too! Very beautifu!

I am now following your blog..

sailor said...

Lovely flowers!

I just followed your blog, hope you can visit sometimes..

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

salamat sa tips...dilig lang pala ang kailangan ...siguro pwede din silang kausapin ^_^ tulad ng nakikita ko sa tv kinakausap ang mga halaman...

Tita Beng said...

That's the advantage of living in a cool place. Blossoming plants abound. I wish I could have those flowers around us here. They're really attractive.