ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
























 
Kentucky Color: Standing up for the Real Rose of Sharon

Click on headline introduction plus photo(s)
The next earlier Kentucky Color: Kentucky Color: Rose of Sharon, indeed

By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester
Kentucky Department of Forestry

I once again want to stand up for "The Real Rose of Sharon" - the Great Wooded South variety. No Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon impostors to be found at The Old Bryant Farm Brush Arbor Meeting Place and Hadley's Wedding Chapel on Hwy 704. -Billy Joe Fudge



This story was posted on 2011-07-22 13:14:57
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


 

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

Kentucky Color: Real Rose of Sharon at Old Bryant Place



2011-07-22 - 7257 Fairplay RD, Columbia, KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
The Real Deal, the real Rose of Sharon, can be seen in this grand display between Fairplay RD/KY 704, left, and the Old Bryant Place/Hadley Wedding Chapel. B.J. Fudge, who refuses to call the other one anything but a hibiscus, which is what it is - and a Korean import to boot - concedes that the Real Rose of Sharon doesn't generally make the one time full cover of blossoms which the faux one does, but he contends that this is prettier, especially individual flower vs individual flower.

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



Real GWS Rose of Sharon: Prettier than tulip



2011-07-22 - 7257 Fairplay RD, Columbia, KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
The GWS Rose of Sharon preparing to open center, is prettier than a tulip. The bud,upper right, is prettier than a rosebud.

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



Kentucky Color: Rose of Sharon in full glory



2011-07-22 - 7257 Fairplay RD, Columbia, KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
Beautiful GWS Rose of Sharon blossom in full glory. Readers who have seen the signs in Billy Joe Fudge before know his mannerisms and writing are similar to the behavior he exhibited before he named it the Old Timey Pear Tree to be the National Fruit Tree of Adair County. Could this photo be a statement for another National Adair County designation? -CM

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.