Tuesday, June 23, 2009

6/24 Outdoor Wednesday # 24

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Keeping it brief this week…  because I have been trying to fight off a virus …….. It may take me a few days to visit all participants this week……

What’s blooming this week in my yard……

My Rose of Sharon are blooming ! I have some trimmed as bushes..and others as trees…but ALL the blooms are beautiful!

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95 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm so sorry about your virus. Get well soon! I love rose of sharon. It is so pretty and colorful in the summer. Hope your pretty rose of sharon brings you cheer as you recover from your illness.

    Christi

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  2. Oh man I never knew what that plant was called.. My grandmother had a ton of them planted and I always wanted one. They always made me think of Hawaii.
    Have a Great week.. and I hope you feel better.
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  4. Your flowers are so lovely. Hope you are up to enjoying them soon! :)

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  5. Hi Susan,
    I am so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I hope you recover quickly. I have missed OUtdoor Wednesday and am so happy to be back. Your Rose of Sharon is just gorgeous. I have never seen one but have heard of them, how big do the blossoms get? From your picture they look enormous. You always take the most beautiful pictures. Feel better.
    ~Maryrose~

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  6. These are just beautiful! If you saw my post from earlier this spring you know I have a special place in my heart for these. Hope you feel better soon. Kathy

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  7. Oh so beautiful. I love the Rose of Sharon. The color is so great! Reminds me of the Song of Soloman...

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  8. Oh Susan,
    I do hope you are feeling better soon.

    We used to have Rose of Sharon at our last home. I loved them so much.

    Thanks for sharing yours.

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  9. Susan, I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well.
    Thank goodness Mr. Linky worked so you didn't have to do it by hand. I was so nervous doing it for my WHITE party, but it was fine...I missed you, but now I know you are sick...Next time!
    I love Rose of Sharon. I have a hedge of them. Not blooming yet here. I just bought a BLUE one. It will be a few years before it amounts to anything!!
    Take care of yourself!!

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  10. I love the centers of these - they look like a that raspberry sauce you see on cheesecakes. I'm hungry now! ;)

    Tink *~*~*
    Something fishy going on at EPCOT

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  11. Yes they are beautiful and hope you are feeling better soon.

    Hugs

    Patti Cakes

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  12. Susan, I love Rose of Sharon. Have you heard the song named Rose of Sharon. It's a beautiful song to match a gorgeous flower! Get well very soon!! :)

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  13. Susan, So sorry you are feeling under the weather. The Rose of Sharon are beautiful. You certainly do have a green thumb.

    Happy Outdoor Wedndesday, feel better soon.

    Barbara

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  14. Your Rose of Sharon's are so pretty....mine are very close to blooming
    ~now I'm even more excited :)
    Get well soon...summer colds are the pits ;(
    Chasity

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  15. Gorgeous blooms! I hope you're feeling better soon :)

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  16. HI Susan !
    I am taking it light this week...I have been crazy busy ! I do appreciate you hostessing this each week !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  17. Susan, your Rose of Sharon is just beautiful. Feel better. Blessings...Mary

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  18. Hi Susan, my first entry to your meme. I love your Rose of Sharon. Its color is so soft and delicate. I am sorry that you are not feeling well. Take care and hope for a speedy recovery!

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  19. Susan-- I send prayers and hope that you return to full-speed soon. Thanks for posting your lovely photos and hosting the weekly Outdoor Wednesday. I enjoy when I take part.
    Hugs,
    CurtissAnn

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  20. Rose of Sharons are some of my favorite flowers..they almost take care of themselves. I have several along my back fence and 3 in the front. Mine aren't blooming yet but will be in another week or so,I think. Yours are so so pretty.
    Thanks again for hosting this fun meme...

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  21. Susan these are stunning..., and you've got a tree too! I can only imagine... Thanks for this Outdoor event. Have a great week!

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  22. Your Rose of Sharon are gorgeous Susan, wishing you a very speedy recovery, hugs, Kathy.

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  23. Just knowing you are looking at these lovely flowers, You have to feel better soon! Miss seeing you, I had infection but doing better today. Have a cup of tea, with my little tea party girls. I love these flowers of yours, they remind me of my Grandmothers!

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  24. Hi Susan. Your Rose of Sharon are beautiful! I've never heard of a rose with that name but they're just absolutely beautiful! I hope you feel better.
    -marie

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  25. What a beautiful color! Mine will hopefully bloom in the next week or two and will be white...they are growing really tall as well.

    Thank you for hosting this...I am really enjoying it.

    Kristine

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  26. Beautiful color and flower!

    Get better quick Susan!

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  27. Your Rose of Sharon are gorgeous. but more important, I hope you are doing much better. My daughter is having a problem fighting off pneumonia, so can relate to what you are dealing with. Take care of yourself !!!
    Glenda

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  28. These made me almost jealous!;)
    I adore our Rose of Sharon bushes and yours are SO beautiful! Your flowers bloom so much earlier than ours... It makes me excited and reminds me of the beauty we can look forward to in about a month! Thanks for sharing and for hosting again, especially when you feel yucky! Much love and best wishes for a fast recovery!

    Beth~♥

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  30. I am sorry you are not feeling very well and I hope you are better real soon. Your Rose of Sharon are beautiful.Thanks for hosting this event each week and for sharing you wonderful outdoors with us.

    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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  31. I hope you feel better soon, dear Susan...

    Your Rose of Sharon blooms are exquisite. Let me know if you have tried making the pansit again and how it turned out. Rest up...

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  32. Dear Susan,
    prayers and love coming your way.
    I only have white rose of sharon and they are not as pretty as your beautiful lavendar. The
    blooms have always reminded me of a hollyhock.
    very pretty
    get well real soon...wish I was there to fix you some home-made chicken soup.
    hugs
    debbie

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  33. WOW those are pretty flowers! Get well soon!
    Sending wellness wishes...
    ~Rainey~

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  34. My Rose of Sharon isn't blooming yet, but now I will look forward to it! We seem to be a few weeks behind you!

    I posted an OW, too!

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  35. Beautiful!!

    My Outdoor Wednesday is...C C's Music Walk of Fame. A slideshow I made of them all. Come by if you can.
    Hope you're feeling better Susan.

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  36. I've never seen Rose of Sharon before. It is absolutely gorgeous! And of course, your good photography skills show them off, too... Get to feeling better. :-) Sue

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  37. Around Hip-ville, the Rose Of Sharon blooms at the end of summer. It's kind of a love/hate thing with this plant for us.

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  38. Your Rose of Sharon blooms are gorgeous, Susan ... and your photos are incredible. I hope today finds you feeling much better.

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  39. Happy Outdoor Wedndesday!!!Your Rose of Sharon blooms are wonderful! just beautiful!

    hugs

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  40. Yours is beautiful! I have one just like it and it has started to bloom all over. Now, if we can just get some rain! Madeline

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  41. Beautiful Rose of Sharon!
    Get better soon.
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  42. Hi Susan, I'd send flowers to make you feel better, but it looks as though you have plenty!

    I love hibiscus and the Rose of Sharon is a beauty. Yours is just covered with blooms and your photos are gorgeous.

    Feel better soon!

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  43. Your Rose of Sharon takes my breath away Susan! I hope that you are feeling better very soon.

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  44. Hello Susan, I love your Rose of Sharon blooms. I have a huge tree and would you believe I haven't gone outside to see if it is blooming yet, since we arrived home late Mon. night. LOL. Yours is gorgeous and the same color as mine.

    It is great to be home. thank you for your faithful comments and well wishes for safe trip home. Here we are without a hitch in all those weeks. We are blessed.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  45. Those are lovely shots!!
    first time playing since I just found out about this meme.
    Get-well wishes!
    Mar in Spain

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  46. Hi Susan, Your flowers are so pretty, are they fragrant? I hope you are feeling well soon, take care!

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  47. I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well. It is harder for me to be sick in the summer when the weather is warm than when it is yucky outside. I think this is only my second outdoor wednesday, so I am very excited!! Thanks, Susan!!

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  48. They're beautiful. I'm hoping to transplant one from Mom's garden next year.

    Hope you feel better :)

    Lisa

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  49. I have a well established Rose of Sharon tree out front and I love it. The colors just brighten my day. Hope they do the same to you.

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  50. I have Rose of Sharon in my yard as well. They are not blooming yet. I have transplanted them from my old yard and I think it will take a season for them to get acclimated to their new home. I brought 5 seedlings and thankfully only one did not survive the move.

    Blessings
    Robin

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  51. Such a lovely bloom! Hope you are feeling better soon. (((HUGS)))

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  52. Your Rose of Sharon are so pretty. I have some in my yard, too, but they aren't blooming yet. They are from my grandmother's yard---one is purple like yours, and the other one is white with a pink center. Thanks for sharing!!! Have a great week!
    Karen

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  53. I have one of those in my backyard and wondered what it was. They are so pretty. I hope you feel better soon.

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  55. Susan,
    I hope you are feeling better soon. Your Rose of Sharon is beautiful!
    Cathy

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  56. Your Rose of Sharon are gorgeous. Susan, your garden must be a dream. I hope that you feel better soon.

    Blessings, Karen

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  57. Oh Susan, fight that bug! Get all better soon. And it's OK if you don't comment on my blog -- it's more important that you get well.

    Love the Rose of Sharon; mine are not blooming yet. Just HUGE because of all the rain I guess.

    Cass

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  58. Rose of Sharon is a beautiful bloomer. We had numerous ones in the yard at the other house. Hope you feel better real soon. Thank you for hosting us on Wednesdays. I really enjoy visiting everyone and seeing their outdoor photos.
    Mama Bear

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  59. Beautiful flowers.

    Feel better soon.

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  60. Susan,
    Your Sharon of Roses are Beautiful! Hope ya'll had some rain and cooling off....Thanks for sharing your beautiful roses...Happy Outdoor Wednesday..Kathy

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  61. Your Rose of Sharon is beautiful! I hope you feel better soon.

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  62. That flower is beautiful! I love the color and the size!

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  63. I hope you feel better. I love your post, sooo pretty.

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  64. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Stay down and fight that virus! I've had this thing for over a week and every time I think I'm better it comes at me with a new symptom.
    Take care!
    Robin

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  65. Happy Outdoor Wednesday! this is my first attempt (I don't have a digital camera, so I have to borrow one) This was fun!

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  66. Your rose of sharons are beautiful. We had them planted at our first house and I loved them. They were so easy for me to take care of. I hope you feel better soon!
    Thanks for hosting!

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  67. I love Rose Of Sharon! Such pretty petals. I don't have one, or probably any more room for one. But oh, I admire them!
    Brenda

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  68. Susan, I hope you feel better soon!

    Rose of Sharon reminds me of my grandmother as she had them in her yard when I was a small child.

    Love to you, my friend...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  69. Susan, your rose of Sharon is amazing! We had one in the front yard - and it didn't do so well. I'm not sure if it was too shaded, or didn't have enough shade ... I didn't do much research on what they neeeded, and it was a transplanted specimen that might not have made it through the transition well. Anyway - if they had made it, I hope they would have been as beautiful as yours. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Susan! Poor Baby!
    We always give one another "Poor Baby's" when we are feeling poorly in our family.
    I should live on the right coast instead of the left coast. I get up late, too I'll try to get my posts up earlier.
    However, EARLY isn't in my vocabulary!

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  71. How beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  72. Hello lovely Susan. Your Rose of Sharon plants are gorgeous. I love how the sun is filtering through the petals in the last shot. I hope that you are feeling perky very soon and that old virus is banished to the compost bin.

    XOSue

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  73. That's rose of Shannon? It looks so similar to hibiscus blooms!
    Feel better!

    Justine ;o )

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  74. Oooh! I have two Rose of Sharon in my garden! Yours are beautiful, Susan! I hope you get to feeling better!
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  75. It's beautiful Susan. I hope you are feeling much better very soon. laurie

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  76. I hope you re feeling better very soon. Your flowers are so pretty.

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  77. Susan, your flowers are so beautiful...I love the color!!!!

    Barb

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  78. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well! Please take care of yourself!

    Beautiful Rose of Sharon!

    I have a special thank you for you when you have the time to visit :)

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  79. So beautiful....feel better soon!

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  80. didn't quite get around to it today, although techinically the swimming pictures ARE outside :-)
    Hope you had a lovely week

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  81. I love that name Rose of Sharon :) So pretty.

    All the best,
    Allison

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  82. Your Sharon's are oh so pretty ! I will be glad to see mine blooming.Maybe in a week or so.

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  83. I just love this bush! I have 23 of them and get so excited when they bloom. Some of them are 20+ years old and still doing great. Yours are very lovely.

    Hope your feeling better soon,
    Sharon (I wonder where my parents got that name ;))

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  84. I just popped back in to tell you that I hope you are feeling better? bless your heart....

    Get some rest.

    Kristine

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  85. I just love rose of sharon bushes. Hope you are having a great weekend. I am off so I am very happy!

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  86. Susan, I just came over to check on you. Are you feeling any better? Hope you are better soon!

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  87. Susan, I sure hope you're okay. I've been concerned ever since you told us you weren't feeling well. Hope you got a good rest and are well on your way to recovery.

    Love to you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  88. Susan, your Rose of Sharon bushes are beautiful! Ours don't bloom here until the end of July.

    I hope you are feeling better soon.

    Jane

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  89. These are so pretty. I have them in a tree too...Christine

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  90. They are beautiful, I love looking at everyone's flowers and yards. .Thank-you so much for taking time to host this event each week and I so hope you are feeling well again soon!

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