Apr 21, 2017 07:32AM WenchLori wrote:
Lucy, we have 3 Rose of Sharon and all 3 are different colors and I think all are double blooms. Ours won't bloom until late July but stay in bloom until late fall. I don't care for them much as the previous owners let them go crazy and I have a hard time keeping the 2 that are at the entrance to our driveway under control. To me they are a hazard as it's hard to see oncoming traffic without getting out into the road to far. I'd like to cut those 2 down but I'm not sure what to replace them with? The one close to the house is now a good sized tree and blocks the view of the pond from our lower patio. I cut that one way back and I'm waiting for DH to cut it down. I'll put in a flower garden there so we can have tons of color with a view of the pond 😍
M0mmy, hopefully you can get your window boxes up and have beautiful flowers in them. I thought about putting a long window box up along our upper bathroom window but it's right over the patio door on the deck. I just picture the mess it'd make watering the flowers and change my mind.
We've been having a small male raccoon hanging out on our deck during the day lately. He doesn't look to good but I'm not sure if that's because he's young or he's sick My DH thinks he just comes early to eat as the bigger raccoons run him off at night. I'll keep an eye on him and if he gets looking any worse I'll have to cage him and turn him over to the Wildlife Conservation team as I can't just put him down myself if he's rabid. Raccoons out during the day are usually sick 😥