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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:10 AM

Rose of Sharon.

I titled this…”Ennui of Entropy”



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MiHale Aug 2021 OP
samnsara Aug 2021 #1
MiHale Aug 2021 #3
mopinko Aug 2021 #2
MiHale Aug 2021 #4
mopinko Aug 2021 #5

Response to MiHale (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:11 AM

1. beautiful!! i never knew what they looked like.. wasnt a young woman in Grapes of Wrath

..named Rose of Sharon?

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:24 AM

3. Yes..loved that book.

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Response to MiHale (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:14 AM

2. very nice pic.

but i do hate the plant. neighbor next to my farm has a ring of them all around their side of the fence. i'm pulling up the seedlings all.the.time.

on the plus side, the flowers make a lovely tea. which is a good way to prevent those seeds from forming.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:28 AM

4. It's in the hibiscus family

The tea is wonderful. Dry some of the flowers for tea in times when not flowering. Sometimes if you can get them dry enough they’ll crumble into a powder then you can use the powder in other recipes. My wife makes a beautiful butter cream frosting when we have hibiscus powder.

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Response to MiHale (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:37 AM

5. yup.

include the spent blooms and a few buds, and you get such a lovely lavender.

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