Peevish Pen

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rose of Sharon

My Rose of Sharon bushes are full of blooms this summer. My yard is full of Rose of Sharons.

Mama always had Rose of Sharon in her yard. My white ones came from a slip she had. Grandma grew Rose of Sharons, too. I remember when I was a kid that a lot of ladies grew them. They're pretty easy to grow.

I bought a lavender Rose of Sharon at the K-Mart in Roanoke years ago for 25 cents. All my lavender ones come from that plant.

I'm not sure how I got these pale pink double ones. This bush is growing near the while ones.

Do you see the Japanese beetles on the bloom below? (Do you see what they're doing?!)

I have other flowers growing near some of my Rose of Sharons.

I don't remember how I acquired my pink Rose of Sharon.

In my yard, it seems that everything's coming up Rose of Sharons.




Blogger CountryDew said...

This is very lovely. What a beautiful yard.

3:18 PM  

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