I have been sharing our gorgeous Rose of Sharon bushes with you every year as they blossom. This year they have been most prolific. I guess they love the hot and dry weather we have had.
Here are some recent photos of their incredible beauty.
In the closeups you may notice the bees that are busily collecting pollen. They are completely covered in it. I had to be careful not to get in their way as they buzzed around me. I ducked in closer to capture these photos and backed away when they were ready to fly out.
The colors keep changing on the plants from one color white or pinkish purple to both colors on the same bush. The bushes are so tall now that they cover some of our windows. The views from the windows are incredible too. We see the bushes from the top down with myriad buds still not opened yet.
These photos are taken from inside looking out of our window. If you look closely you will see some visitors through the branches and blossoms – wild turkeys.
Here are some pics of our Dipladenia plant on our back deck that loves this warm weather too. It is glorious!
The only plant that did not do well this year was our hibiscus which is now over 10 years old. We cut it back after the season is over and bring it in for the winter. We bring it out back outside in the spring. This year I don’t even want to share a photo since it’s not looking its best. So sad! My son and daughter-in-law gave me the plant for Mother’s Day over 10 years ago.
For many years it flourished and blossomed creating such beauty that I shared with you. Sad to say this is its last year to flower. I has turned yellow and drops leaves like crazy. It hasn’t produced many blossoms this year either. I guess it is its time to go to the place for all plants who die. Sigh!
Here is a photo of its beauty at one time.
I hope you enjoyed my photos of our Rose of Sharon bushes and other plants. I hate to see the summer end for all the flowers will be gone soon. Luckily the Rose of Sharon will still flower until the first frost.
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