Rose of Sharon Bushes are in Bloom!

ROSE OF SHARON BUSHES ARE IN BLOOM!

I love this time of year when my Rose of Sharon bushes begin blooming. Once they begin to bloom there is no stopping them. They are just gorgeous. Here are some photos I snapped for you to enjoy.

The photo on the right shows a whole row of bushes against the side of my house – 10 in all and each one is a little different even though they came from the same mother plant.

We began with one bush in a light purple color. The original bush is the first photo above which has changed to white blooms since last year. These bushes are amazing in that they can change from year to year to different colors.

We took transplants from the original bush and these plants came up in one or two colors. Some plants have white and light purple on the same bush as the one above on the right and another one above on the left. It has white and purple blooms. As you can see in the photos there are three different colors – white, light purple and darker purple.

We have 17 bushes in all from all the transplanting we have done over several years. It is interesting to see what colors come up on each plant from year to year.

Along with these lovely flowers come the glorious hummingbirds (my favorite bird of all). They are attracted to the deep flower and sweet nectar of the Rose of Sharon blossoms. With so many bushes in bloom you can imagine how many hummingbirds are flying around our yard. It’s fabulous!

Here are some photos I snapped with my IPhone and iPad. I managed to capture a couple in mid-flight. We have three feeders for them which keep them flitting back and forth amongst these and the flowers. There’s plenty for them to eat. They need it too. They expel much energy just flying around forward, backward, up and down and upside down. They are the only birds that can fly upside down.

Some of these are at my kitchen window. They come up to feed and look at me in mid-flight. It’s so exciting to see them up close and personal. Some of these are ruby throated and others are emerald green or gray and black hummingbirds. They are all beautiful!

The photos below are from our back deck feeder. The birds fight over who is going to get there first. They travel back and forth amongst the feeders all day long. I run from one feeder to the other to catch them in action. LOL! 

In the photo below I noticed the Rose of Sharon flower has multi-faceted petals and a different flowery stamen in the middle. They have distinctive differences the closer you look at them. I am in awe of these flowers. Can’t wait each year until they bloom. They delight and surprise me with their variations in color and textures.

I hope you enjoyed gazing at these gorgeous flowers and the amazing and beautiful hummingbirds. It was a pleasure to share them with you. I will keep snapping photos as more blossoms pop up so I can compare them and Fascinating!

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, six middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 2 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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15 Responses to Rose of Sharon Bushes are in Bloom!

  1. Darlene says:

    The flowers are beautiful. They look a lot like the hibiscus bushes we have here in Spain. I would never tire of watching hummingbirds, they are delightful. You live in a paradise!!

  2. I love those flowers Janice. You are so blessed to have those hummingbirds visit.

    • jjspina says:

      I love them too, Brigid. Thanks to my lovely husband for putting out the feeders to attract them. They keep coming back and then once the flowers bloom they stay. 🤗

  3. Oh they are marvelous and such a wonderful presentation. Great post.

  4. Jennie says:

    Gorgeous flowers, Janice. And you caught a hummingbird mid flight!

  5. dgkaye says:

    Stunning photos Janice. You took me back to my first home after we got married where we created beautiful gardens and my beautiful Rose of Sharon. Thanks for the memories. ❤ xxxx

  6. David Liscio says:

    Beautiful flowers in bloom. We’ve got hibiscus showing off this week.

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