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Rose of Sharon

A few years ago,
I asked a flower woman
what she would suggest
as a late-summer blooming shrub.
Her reply was Rose of Sharon.
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It has grown well for me
within a ‘flower jail’.
Deer nibble off any branch
that extends out of the fencing.
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This year the wind removed dead blossoms
and kept the plant looking fresh for weeks.

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