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:

Bellesanbeaus said...

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

mairedodd said...

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

Lynn said...

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!

Crystal said...

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

Beautiful picture, Carol!

xoxo :-)

bbdyevr said...

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

Debi

Kaite said...

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.

robin michelle said...

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

Beedeebabee said...

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

beadbabe49 said...

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

Jacquie said...

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

Jacquie said...

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

Penny Berens said...

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.

Stoneweaver said...

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

Plays with Needles said...

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...

Cindy Caraway said...

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

Pursuing Art... said...

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