Rows of sharin'
Okay, it's really only one row of Rose of Sharon, but that wouldn't have worked so well for the post title wordplay.
These are the the Rose of Sharon trees that separate my mother's lake property (outside of Binghamton, NY) from her neighbors (my aunt & uncle). I missed peak flowering of these trees this year, though I'm told they were spectacular (and late!).
The strip has all deer-proof (supposedly) plantings - silver mound, hibiscus, lavender and some grasses. I'm hoping to add to it a little each year with divided plants from my own garden. There's plenty of room for more beds, though the stone you see is more than a foot deep - so it has to be dug out as best as possible and topsoil has to be added. Stone sucks to dig in.
Different angle of the same thing.
Different angle of the same thing. Mom's added decorative balls, which, surprisingly, end up in the lake when grandkids visit.
Lavender is very happy here and lasted the winter. That bodes well for its future.
Taller grasses cap the ends of the strip.
First-year hibiscus blooms portend well for the future also.
The view the plants have. Generally, the chairs are either full of people or not there - not looking so much like zombies patrolling the yard. It was a busy weekend.