Friday, April 3, 2009

Rhododendron

I had never seen a rhododendron before the flower show.

I don't know if they come in other colours.

I thought the buds were incredible.

Sort of like a pine cone, but different.


7 comments:

Deb said...

love the purples!

Arija said...

I love them when they are just opening up and when they are in glorious full bloom.
they cone in al the colours of the rainboe and there are also wonderful perfumed varieties. They are from the Himalayas and only thrive on acid soils.

Tarolino said...

I was just about to say what Arija already had said b4 me. There are some glorious oranges too. When I lived in England there were lots of these planted around on the moors, where the soil is just right. They where huge like trees bust obviously wider as they are shrubs.
This is the original one thta grow wild and thus it is hardier than most others.
These are popular in Finland as we have mainly acid soil and they thrive well. In winter the leaves shrivel up but don't fall off.
The fully opened flowers are amazing. I have a very light pink variety in my cottage garden and will this year plant another colour next to it.

Fernando Pagán said...

Very nice captured!Congratulations.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

When I see rhododendrons I wish my soil had a lower pH. I LOVE them.

George said...

We have three rhododendrons in our yard all of a different color. One is huge -- it's almost 15 feet tall and over 6 feet across and is loaded with blossoms every year.

kerstins blogg said...

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