Monday, August 9, 2010

Big Flowers


My garden and yard is full of Rose of Sharon.  I have several varieties in all the common shades.  I have double flower bushes too. Rose of Sharon are in the Hibiscus family.  I have  Hibiscus in Fuchsia.

I can't remember where or when I bought this bush. I think it was last year or the year before.  This is the first year that it flowered.  The leaves are purple.  Believe me, if I knew the flowers were going to be this huge and this gorgeous and this color I would have broke the bank to load up.

16 comments:

  1. wow Miss Carol...I have never seen them that big! I have the bitty kind compared to this! It is beautiful...along with it's grower! have an awesome week! beth

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  2. my mom has these - watch for hummingbirds! love the picture!

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  3. Oh my Gosh Carol!! Don't you wish you could save that and bring it out in January??? Spectacular! and you look quite spectacular too :) Its a great pic thanks for sharing it!

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  4. The flower IS gorgeous.... but not as gorgeous as you!

    Beautiful picture, Carol!

    xoxo :-)

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  5. Carol!
    I want one, too!!! WOW! huge just doesn't say it, but it sure is great, anyway....
    Lucky you!

    Debi

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  6. amazing, it's as large as a sunflower, you could have fun transferring its colours and shape onto cloth via your rubber mallet - if you dared...k.

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  7. It's lovely & I think the largest flower I've ever seen! I love the colors of it - amazing! Great picture of you also!

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  8. Hi Carol, That's a stunning picture of you both! xo Paulette ;)

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  9. Amazing indeed! Haven't ever seen anything that size here ever!

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  10. My gosh that is a huuge flower and sooo pretty. You look stunning as well :o) Did you change your hair color??? I like it

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  11. My gosh that is a huuge flower and sooo pretty. You look stunning as well :o) Did you change your hair color??? I like it

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  12. Hi Carol: Thanks for visiting my blog. I see we have a mutual love of the critters that visit our gardens. most of my garden is tangled woodland. Love your beading.

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  13. I see two flowers :o) Wow - that is an amazing plant to grow - it almost looks like a bit of photoshop work (!)

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  14. WOW!!! I didn't notice the flower for how beautiful YOU are!!!

    It's a beautiful beautiful shot of you...and yes, I have no doubt that they will love you, honor you and remember you when you're gone...

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  15. We have a neighbor with these flowers in her yard - now I know what they're called!! So breathtaking... :)

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  16. Hi dear heart! Thought I would make it here yesterday but didn't...so today it is!

    Had to get back to the last chapter where I left off and, OMG, I have *NEVER* seen a Hibiscus that big in my life.....it is just *AMAZING*!!! I have a Rose of Sharon bush/tree in my yard, but my tree isn't producing flowers that size!!! *LUCKY*!!!!!!!!!! LOL...I would have broke the bank to load up too. I hope that you can find the same plant this next spring to add to your yard...it's lovely.

    I absolutely *LOVE* the photo...*beautiful flower*... *BEAUTIFUL YOU*!!!!!! XOX

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