Tuesday, August 5, 2008

flowering bush

please click on this photo for beautiful detail

I am wondering if anyone knows what kind of bush this is. maybe some hints might help. I have several surrounding my patio. ever since I saw a row of them pruned to grow tall out in southampton one summer, we decided to do the same and have ours grow tall too. the one pictured here is easily 15 feet tall. I liked how the setting sun was shining on it. they are blooming all over long island now. the bees living in my yard are having a field day. drunk with pollen, they are literally coated in yellow. I am not exaggerating when I say they look as if they are flying under the influence.

9 comments:

Arnold Layne said...

This is probably your most beautiful photo yet, the detail is amazing when you click on the picture and the setting sun make the Rosa Sharens look even more beautiful!

* I guess I gave the flower away.

Laurie said...

Wow, is this a great photo!

I'm glad Arnold knew what the flowers are called. I haven't seen those on the west coast. I thought for a moment they were a kind of azalea until I read that they were 15 feet tall.

Great shot!

Bibi said...

I think it is a Rose of Sharon bush. We used to have these lovely flowers in our garden. Nice shot! Nostaligic for me.

Islipian said...

Definitely Rose of Sharon (though I like how Arnold Layne called them "Rosa Sharon"!). A little weedy (like Maples), but very effective when you need some quick cheap cover - with flowers!

bobbie said...

Yes, they're right about the name. They are lovely, and this is a wonderful photo.

Paz said...

These must look beautiful when they bloom. I have no idea of the name, though.

Paz

MmeBenaut said...

It is a type of Hibiscus I think. I don't know of the Rose of Sharon/Rosa Sharens bush though. Perhaps it is a type of hibiscus?

MmeBenaut said...

"Hibiscus Syriacus" is the correct name for Rosa Sharens so I was right! Sometimes I just amaze even myself. (I looked it up on Google). :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

thank you MM for looking that up. It's funny, I recently noticed the similarity when I passed a hibiscus plant while taking a walk the other day but somehow never quite made the connection. I think the colors threw me off since the only Hibiscus I see around here is a bright orange & the Rosa Sharons are soft pastel colors with the occassional bright purple.