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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My, How You've Grown!

 The pride of my garden where I lived before was a Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) that was given to me as a cutting by my neighbors.  It was a mere stick when I put it in the ground and when I left it was as tall as my one storey house.

Wanting to bring it with me to our new house, I took some cuttings from it. I kept them in containers over the winter of 2008/2009, during which time all but one seemed to have died.  So in February of 2009, I put that little sprout in the ground. (Sorry, you can barely see it in this photo)

It apparently likes where I planted it (the border we put in along the back wall, where it gets some dappled shade from the pine tree) because by June 2009, it was a foot high and BLOOMING!

This is it a year later...

Others that I planted at the same time, in different corners of the garden, are still tiny, so this is obviously the magic spot!

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.


George said...

Hi Jayne,The garden is really coming on.We
look forward to seeing it all at Thanksgiving.

Jayne said...

Wow - hi Dad, didn't expect you to post a comment on here! I'd better mind my P's and Q's now, hadn't I?

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Jayne,
I had to laugh about your dad's and your comments. I'm glad your rose of sharon is doing so well. We had one that had been planted by the previous owners the first house we bought. It was one of my favorites.