Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon ~
the alternative to the Hollyhock.
A beautiful flower that is often found in cottage gardens.

I picked some blooms today off the tall bush that we have beside the driveway and brought them inside so I could enjoy them.
Aren't they just a lovely flower?

I will enjoy them while I paint.
This is a painted serving tray that I've been working on.
Finally finished it and put it in my shop.
It has a vintage look with bright pansies.

I've got another one to paint, but the weather has been so beautiful the last few days,
you might find me out in the garden.
Enjoy your day!


FrenchGardenHouse said...

Donna, I love Rose of Sharon. Ours is Lavender, and just beginning to bud here in California. Your tray is gorgeous, too!

Thanks so much for visiting me today and my kitchen redo post. xo Lidy

Butterfly Works said...

The flowers are georgeous; just be careful not to get stung.......
Hugs and blessings

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your Rose of Sharon flowers are beautiful! I love the colors on that tray Donna!

Cherrie said...

Beautiful flower! I love your pansy tray!

Donna said...

I have one in my front yard...I Love them!
Yours are gorgeous! Love the paintings too!!
Happy night!

Sherri said...

I don't know what is wrong with my rose of sharon this year no buds yet! I hope it blooms at some point. Yours are gorgeous Donna!

Zuzana said...

Donna, you are endlessly talented. That tray is magnificent.;)
And what a lovely rose picture too.
Have a great day,

Angie said...

Your Rose of Sharon is beautiful, Donna! I have small ones but no blossoms yet. :) Your tray is lovely. You are so talented!

Manuela@TPOH said...

I have two Rose of Sharon but they haven't bloomed yet. I got them as starts from a friend. Your tray is beautiful!