Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Rhododendron Blossom


As you may be well aware, we love to garden around here. Surprise!


About 15 years ago we were very fortunate to find and purchase four Rhododendron shrubs that are very difficult to find.


They are of the 'Hong Kong' variety which is a very pale yellow.


We waited patiently, well sort of, for about four years for them to really start to blossom out.

  
And every year since we can hardly wait for them to appear again. They started yesterday.


This is the first blossom of what appears to be many more. 


We gardeners get excited about things like this!





28 comments:

  1. Yes, we (gardeners) do get excited about things like this! And that is one gorgeous Rhododendron bloom. I can see why you can hardly wait for this plant to flower. Simply amazing.

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    1. I knew you would understand, Martha! We are a special breed!

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  2. They're beautiful.
    I can see why you would be excited.
    m.

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    1. Thanks Mark! You must be busy with packing, yes?

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    1. Well you know what Mitch? I am sure there are a few exotic shrubs that will 'fill in' till you till next time in New England.

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  4. Very pretty - it's the good things that we have to wait for.

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    1. Yes you are correct Sharon, and wise, and a good writer and......I don't know how you can stand living with yourself!! lol
      Have a great day.

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  5. Stunning captures, Jim. Thanks for my daily dose of beauty.
    cheers

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    1. Hi Pam! Thanks and good to 'see' you.

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  6. Thanks for stopping by, Jim. I'm happy you found me. I just shared her header photo with my husband. We both agree it is absolutely breathtaking. Actually, I lingered on it, soaking in the beauty. As I it did with the photos of your Rhododendrons. They are magnificent! I've been fortunate to visit Nova Scotia three times, each visit a treasure. You truly live in a slice of heaven.

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    1. Hi Kittie, good to meet you! Three times in Nova Scotia!! Hey, you are almost a 'citizen' then!! lol Glad you liked it here....it is pretty unique, sure enough.

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  7. Beautiful flowers. I love pale yellow.

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    1. Pat, these are such a delicate and faint yellow and they start looking like they may be a pink/red.?

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  8. We photographers get excited about things like this too.

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    1. Thanks! Flowers really do it for me!

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  9. How beautiful, and such incredible photos! The former owner of our home was a gardener and so every Spring we get surprises (which shouldn't be surprises since we've lived here over 20 years)--four different places where amaryllis bloom majestically. Since I can't grow stuff myself, it's a pleasure to see what others manage to do!

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    1. Hey Chris! Amaryllis in your yard! How fantastic is that!? You have it made...reaping the benefits and enjoying a past gardeners work. I bet they are beautiful not to mention fragrant. Good to 'see' you kiddo!

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  10. delightful! This seems much different than the Rhodies we have out here. Hard to find anything but red or purple.

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    1. It is different for here to Jojo. I had a lady who owns a rhodo 'plantation'/farm that was so interested in getting 'slips' from these. She was more than welcome to do so but never arrived. I am sure you can find them out your way but you'd have to really dig for them!

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  11. Gorgeous flowers and pictures -- I understand how exciting it must be for you when they begin to blossom. And thank you so much for visiting my blog. I felt I needed your feedback. I have to confess to knowing very little about what you are going through in Canada these days. Sending a virtual hug, how are they done, again (((())). OK, that was easy.

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    1. That felt soooo good Inger! Thanks, I needed that. And thanks!

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  12. That's amazing you can get those to bloom there. You must be doing something right.
    Oh, look who I'm writing to. Of course you are.
    Great shots too.

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    1. Actually Stew, Nova Scotia is ideal for growing rhodos. They LOVE acidic soil and that's what we have here.
      Trust me, I don't do everything right.....you only see what I want you to see! lol

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  13. Very beautiful, both bloom and photo. Your post makes me feel refreshed.

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    1. Good! They were very perky Terry!

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  14. OH wow! How very very gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! Will 'show them off' a little later when in full bloom.

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