Sunday, August 16, 2015

"The Two Sisters"

These two Rose of Sharon bushes have been growing by our driveway since we first moved in our home some 25 years ago.  My mother and my aunt each had one and they each gave me a start - the pink one from Mom and the white from Aunt Sallie Mae. 

Both of these special ladies have since passed away and I miss them so much. 
This time of year, when the Rose of Sharons bloom, I'm reminded of these wonderful women. 
Mom's favorite color was pink and she would be so happy
with their lovely blooms!  She was quite a gardener and gave me starts of many of her plants.

Aunt Sallie Mae lived across the street from our first home.  Her Rose of Sharon was in her front yard.  I remember watching her trim it, later giving me a start for our new home.  
We are planning to build our retirement home next year.  There are many plants that I want to bring with us so this fall will be a busy one.  You can bet I'll be taking several starts from these two special bushes!  Our new place wouldn't be 'home' without them!

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Sylvia said...

I have always loved "Rose of Sharon". I have two, a white and a purple, but I planted them too close to trees and they don't get to big due to little sun. Yours is so pretty!

barbara woods said...

my rose of sharon's have something that is eating the leaves off and killing them, already lost of i have had for 15 years

Charla said...

How wonderful to have such beautiful reminders of the two of them. Enjoy your day and thank you for sharing.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I have a purple Rose of Sharon in my garden too. It is very lovely. What sweet memories to have of your dear mother and aunt. Enjoy your week.


trishie said...

What a lovely way to remember your dear mother and auntie by. Gorgeous blooms x

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, thank you for sharing this precoius and beautiful post with Roses of Inspiration. Indeed, what a lovely way to remember such special women. Hugs to you!

Sandra Lee said...

Beautiful flowers and pictures! We had a Rose of Sharon bush in our backyard when we first built our home many years ago. It seemed that the bees loved the bush as much as we did. Sadly it had to go, but we enjoyed it while it was there.

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

Just beautiful! I don't blame you for taking them with you when you leave!
Thanks for sharing at Something to Tlak About!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I love it when things in your garden remind you of loved ones. I have many and they always make me smile. I love Rose of Sharon and have white and purple. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Babs said...

Your Rose of Sharon bushes are gorgeous and what a special reminder of your mom and aunt. Love that.