Rose of Sharon

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This bush was here when we moved in and endured a lot of abuse when we relocated it. Blooms on new wood so can live through a pretty cold winter.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

2 Comments… add one

Robert SIMINO August 21, 2012, 3:00 pm

I recently dug some wild rose od Sharon bushes by the side of the high way. Is there such a plant as a wild rose of Sharon. I have a rose of Sharon tree. The wild growing bush has lavender flowers just like my tree. Are they the same plant or different? I live n northern Arkansas. The bushes I pulled have survived and look to have a tuber like root structure. Do I have a wild plant or domesticated plant that has traveled

Bonnie Story August 15, 2008, 1:42 pm

I just was the happy recipient of four little Rose of Sharon starts. White flowering. I’m excited about them – once they get bigger in size I think the deer will no kill them. I’ll fence them for a few years at least. I’m just starting to get a grip on the “blooms on new/old wood” concept. I think it will help me with my Clematis attempts! Thanks for the good blog. Bonnie

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