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Rose of Sharon

Song of Songs, 2:1 —

אֲנִי חֲבַצֶּלֶת הַשָּׁרוֹן, שׁוֹשַׁנַּת הָעֲמָקִים

"I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys."

Even though this is almost definitely NOT the flower referred to by Song of Songs, it is a beautiful flower to have growing in one’s backyard. Mine grew “by accident”, a cast-off from one of my neighbors’ plants. It grows like a weed. I just have to trim what’s growing around the little flowering tree.

This is my first submission to Today’s Flowers, which appear every Monday.

Ilana-Davita says

Thanks for pointing out this new challenge!
Great photos.

Maria says

I love hibiscus, my mother grows them in her garden, too, just the same colour as yours!
Very nice shot!

me Ann my camera says

The flower is lovely and how nice to learn of 'todays flowers', its sounds interesting. Glad you enjoyed my Redstart,thanks for your visit.

Kerri says

Oh, this is lovely!

East Gwillimbury WOW! says

The rose of Sharon grows into a lovely shrub. They grow here but I bet they grow even better in New Jersey where the climate is warmer.

frumhouse says

This is so pretty!

Kahshe Cottager says

They are stunning here in Ontario at this time of year. How lucky that you got one by chance. I am planning to add them to the Kahshe garden next year.

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dot says

What a pretty flower that is! I love the color.

Fishing Guy says

Leora: The Rose of Sharon is a beutiful flower and is ablaze everywhere in the area.

Luiz Ramos says

Nice colors. I like it very much.

Baila says


April says

What an amazing flower! That was a lucky "accident" - I would like to have one in my garden.


Marvelous flower in TODAY'S FLOWERS!!

Thanks for you support, it's very important!!
Hope to see you every monday in TODAY'S FLOWERS!


Denise says

His weed is very beautiful, congratulations on participation.

Abraham Lincoln says

I think Rose of Sharon has got to be one of my favorite flowers. I like your photos very much. I like the color of your Rose of Sharon.

Well, I just joined Luiz Santilli Junior's flowers group and planted some flowers and they are already in bloom at my new blog, Thunder Maker.

It looks like I am going to have to try and catch up with everyone. So many blogs to stop at and make comments.

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Abraham Lincoln

nonizamboni says

How beautiful--reminds me of living in Chicago where I saw these everywhere.
Welcome to Today's Flowers!
Happy week.

Carletta says

I have some of these in my own backyard - same color too. The deer love nibbling on the branches.

Thanks for visiting my post today and your lovely comments.

Marcos Santos says

Beautiful picture

Hibiscus plants are fantastic. Of great versatility and beauty.

Gail says

The picture is so pretty, and I love the Song of Songs reference. Sorry I haven't been here much, I've been so busy, just not enough hours in the day lately. I miss your blog when I don't visit. Soon, kids will be back in school and things will calm down and go back to normal. (I hope, I hope, I hope!)

hihorosie says

Pretty! The petals remind me of a wild rose.


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