One for the Garden: A Rose by Another Name

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Print

By Dave Coulter

Rough Edges

There's not many woody plants that flower late in the season, and maybe that is why I think Rose of Sharon is a plant that deserves more attention. It is a medium sized shrub that - in my experience - would be a durable addition for a sunny spot in your garden.  It's one for the pollinators: it apparently attracts hummingbirds and the specimen I photographed had a large bumblebee working in the blossoms,  

Reader Comments

4 Comments - Add Your Comment

Comment Policy

Dave Coulter  

Posted: August 13th, 2011 6:59 PM

Thanks Christina!

Christina Pippin from Oak Park  

Posted: August 12th, 2011 6:46 PM

Beautiful! Another great shot.

Dave Coulter  

Posted: August 11th, 2011 4:26 PM

Flowers aren't just for springtime only!

Melissa from OakPark.com/EmpoweredParent  

Posted: August 9th, 2011 10:20 PM

A visual stunner in the late summer/early fall? Sweet Autumn Clematis! I'll send you a photo when it blooms.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.


            
SubscribeClassifieds
Photo storeContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor

Latest Comments