Some ways I’ve shared roses of Sharon* near me in recent years:
- dig up and transplant selected saplings that grow below the original bush.
- cut branches with buds and blossoms (a source of tiny active ants) to fill a vase.
- sequence photos of successive stages of a blossom.
- message short videos of blossoms lifting/shifting in warm winds.
- sweep and scrape shriveled remains fallen on the sidewalk.
Now I add another way: Sort through years of photos of roses of Sharon in my neighborhood and choose seven best for a post on Pleasures of Plants.
*A common name for Hibiscus syriacus, a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is native to south-central and southeast China, but widely introduced elsewhere, including much of Asia. ….. Common names include the rose of Sharon, (especially in North America) [Quote excerpt from Hibiscus syriacus in Wikipedia )