When we first arrived in Palm Coast, we visited Lowe’s a few times, each time picking up one or two new plants. I’ve already told you about the rose bush, butterfly bush, blueberry bush, etc…but what I may not have told you about is our Rose of Sharon.
This plant has been sitting in a pot in our back yard for at least two months. I’ve been watering it almost daily, watching it do almost nothing. Laura and I had a conversation earlier in the week, where we decided it was high time to get this beautiful flowering shrub into the ground. I was afraid that if we waited much longer, the roots would bind up in the pot. That, combined with hot sun hitting the black plastic could kill the plant.
Since I’m now on my “fixing up” spree, I suggested that we plant the “Double Red Althea,” or Rose of Sharon in the front yard, on the property line. Currently, there’s nothing over on that side of the driveway and things look fairly hot and dry. I figured that a shrub that allegedly grows ten foot high and 8 foot wide would break things up a bit.
I just finished this planting project a few minutes ago. While I had intended to stay outside for much longer to engage in some shrub trimming along the front of the house, the sun came out and I ran back inside. It’s not fun being out there in the full sun. I’ll head back out around seven, when things cool down a bit.
But for now, please enjoy the picture I took of my planting the Rose of Sharon.