Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rose of Sharon

I was named from Song of Solomon 2:1. "I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys."

Here is a modern-day Rose of Sharon (not thought to be the rose of Sharon mentioned in Scripture):

A humble sort of flower, really. But did you know that hummingbirds like it?

The Rose of Sharon is a shrub or small tree. It comes in various shades of white, lavender, or purple, but I like the white ones best.

When my parents lived in Freedom, Indiana, they had a couple of Rose of Sharon bushes out by the barn, next to the gravel road. One was white, and one lavender. They probably could have used some pruning. It's funny, I don't remember the hummingbirds out by those bushes, but I do remember that the bees liked them.


  1. When I showed these pictures to the four-year-old little girl I watch, she looked at it thoughtfully for a minute, then said, "That's the Rose of Miss Sharon." LOL

  2. LOL to your comment! I've wondered how your name came to be, but figured it would be a biblical reason. Hmm, my favourite are the purple ones...we had several bushes (all purple) at the old house in Chesley and boy did they ever bloom! So lovely, and yes I think I remember seeing hummingbirds occasionally at them too. :)


Anonymous comments will be permitted so long as you identify yourself in some way. Thanks!