These gorgeous flowering bushes (trees?) have me in danger of crashing on Route 12 in Leominster, Mass., every time I drive by. I got tired of craning and pulled over this morning to document this amazing place… you can barely see the little house! Which, by the way, is for sale or lease. Or they will “build to suit” on the property.
I would just like to buy or lease these bushes, please.
I sent the pics to my best friend Erica, the genius floral designer, and sure enough, she identified them immediately: “Hibiscus, commonly known as the Rose of Sharon.” She added this is the same tropical plant I killed* last year and loved, but a “heartier” version. I need to get some of these. Hearty is a great word for a plant. (Unless you’re a begonia and then you can kiss my you-know-what.)
(Side note: every rookie gardener should have a kind, enthusiastic botanically-gifted friend to text pictures to, right? Text-an-expert….textpert… lucky me.)
Here’s a close-up. I heart Hibiscus!
* Full disclosure: she tactfully did not say killed; she said “had.” Gracias, friend.