teddy_8905 wrote: ok themoonhowl thanks. I have another rose of sharon bush that is closer to the house, it has not been big enough to have buds, but went out the other day and there were 2 of them. Don't know what color they are going to be but it will be pretty anyway. There is two more plants by the fence to the backyard, but the one is very small and the other one just never had any buds on it. Here is a picture of the new buds on the ros and also one of rosey, she is alsi doing very well. Especially for something that had such a hard start.