The beauty of summer

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

Good morning everyone-My garden is a lot of work but there are many rewards and these pretty blooms are what make the work worthwhile. I have 4 of this color hibiscus. They are shorter than the others and the branches die back on them and you cut them and the new shoots come up thru the dead wood. I was going to transplant these but they got too big before I could. It is a bit crowded where they are.  The first yr I had them I thought there were dead. Glad I didn't dig them up.

 

These are one group of Rose of Sharon bushes and they have really grown. They have made a living fence. Last yr they got so heavy they toppled over and I had to string them up to the chain link fence they are planted in front of.  Hopefully this yr I won't have to.  There is a butterfly bush on either side of them.  The walkway is pretty hidden now but I have happy bees and butterflies and hummers

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The one thing I have learned is gardening is a lot of work but it is also full of surprises. Things grow bigger than you think and then somethings die unexpectedly which is disappointing but overall there is a lot of beauty and that makes up for the disappointments along the way.

 

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Sharon Lee

Comments (36)

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Nicole-That is what I am planning on doing more of in the evenings is sitting back and enjoying the scenery.  I love those hibiscus because of the color and the size plus they bloom from just about now thru frost.

Jul 02, 2015 12:38 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Sharon, Beautiful summer blooms in your garden!  It must be humming with activity!  Yes a lot of work but well worth it!

Have a great summer!

Jul 02, 2015 12:42 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Gorgeous colors Sharon! I do love Hibiscus and butterfly bushes. They keep the bees and hummingbirds busy flitting form one to the other. It is a lot of hard work but oh-so work every minute and the sore muscles sometimes that go with it. Well done!

Jul 02, 2015 12:55 AM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

 I wish I had a green thumb like you Sharon Lee 

Jul 02, 2015 01:32 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gloria-Yes lot of bees and birds. Haven't seen a lot of butterflies though. I had a lot the first yr.

Wanda-Lots of winged activity for sure.  I do enjoy the fruits of my labor

Bill-Thank you. I don't think I have a green thumb just a passion for it

Jul 02, 2015 02:30 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Named after a beautiful lady! :) Thanks for the update. God is so good!! :)

Jul 02, 2015 02:56 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Keep the pictures coming. I love seeing your garden. Gardening is a passion of mine. You certainly have done a nice job with yours. 

Jul 02, 2015 05:46 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Joni-Thank you for your kindness and you are welcome. Yes he is.

Thank you Debbie.  I want to incorporate more color than it already has. There is room for imptovement

Jul 02, 2015 07:47 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Beautiful!  These are very hardy plants and they will tolerate extreme conditions quite well.  They always bloom throughout the year here in Hawaii.

Jul 02, 2015 11:41 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Georgie-I agree they are hardy.  I can imagine in the Hawaii climate rgey would

Jul 02, 2015 11:47 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon stopping by to with you a happy and safe July 4th.

Jul 03, 2015 01:06 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Happy 4th to you as well Rebecca

Jul 03, 2015 05:28 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, My Friend. I'm stopping by to wish you a Happy 4th of July. Mike is in town with me this weekend. I'm busy with him and he's busy fixing things around my house. 

Jul 04, 2015 07:44 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Debbie-Thank you for dropping by. Enjoy your time with Mike. Wishing you both a great 4th

Jul 04, 2015 07:52 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Good morning Sharon-how nice to see your beautiful garden all in bloom!

Jul 06, 2015 12:48 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Good morning Marco-I am enjoying it and love the color of summer. Not the heat but you can't have everything.

Jul 06, 2015 01:03 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Sharon...today was certainly a very springlike day for us on this first day of spring. Lucky and I were out for several hours enjoying the sun and warm temps. We got close to 70 degrees. 

Lucky hurt himself playing with another dog at the park. He appears to be ok, now, but he's on light exercise for the next few days. 

Mar 20, 2016 11:36 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -Sorry to hear about Lucky. Hope he feels better soon.

Mar 20, 2016 09:17 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's funny I should read this post today. I'm reading to start playing in the dirt again. It's a bit early for me, though, to have these thoughts. I guess you could say I was hit with a bout of spring fever this morning. 

Dec 19, 2016 10:43 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -Never too early for Spring fever. I am all done playing in the dirt.

Dec 19, 2016 03:18 PM

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