Sharing Roses of Sharon

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,[7] (especially in North America) [Quote excerpt from Hibiscus syriacus in Wikipedia )

Published by deborahlee713

writer, educator, museum volunteer; My camera and I are reflected in the blue globe within the sculpture installation,"The Sky is the Limit" by Geoff Nelson. From slideshow in post: HISTORIC AND CURRENT ART AT CHESTERWOOD

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