July 25th, 2012
Rose of Sharon on the Pergola
Posted by Sharkey
Francesca and I are both lovers of flowers and especially love walking through the pergola on the farm. Different varieties of flowers bloom at different times of the year, so there is always something pretty blossoming for us to look at!
1 Francesca! The clematis on the pergola are starting to wither.
2 But there are still plenty of pretty purple flowers! Let's check them out!
3 With the high temperatures and humidity levels, it's amazing that flowers keep blooming. In this weather, I sure begin to wilt myself!
4 These Hibiscus syriacus, or more commonly known as Rose of Sharon, do very well in the heat as long as they receive regular waterings.
5 They are most commonly seen in shades of lavender, but also come in white and pink.
6 But what about these other flowers, the darker pink ones?
7 The flowers have more petals. Are they Rose of Sharon too?
8 Why yes, Francesca, these are also Rose of Sharon. The term actually refers to a broad variety of flowers.
9 I see, so these are still in the Hibiscus syriacus family, but instead of having one set of petals, they have an extra lacy ring in the center.
10 I just love learning about flowers, Sharkey. They are one of my favorite things about living on the farm!
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