One for the Garden: A Rose by Another Name

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By Dave Coulter

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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,  

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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  

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.

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