Here is a picture of a Rose of Sharon that was given to us by Dennis last year. Dennis was a very close friend of, and who grew up with, Uncle Tommy.
Uncle Tommy was a gardener who always had a yard full of beautiful plants. At some point before his passing Uncle Tommy brought Dennis, who lived down the Cape, a Rose of Sharon plant. A sapling, one from his yard.
Fast forward several years and Dennis gifted us a sapling from the grown sapling that Uncle Tommy had gifted to him.
Sadly, Dennis passed away in the Fall shortly after gifting us this Rose of Sharon.
I was moved the the other day when I noticed this first single bloom adorning the Rose of Sharon. To which JoAnne called it "Dennis"