Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A 'Must' Introduction

If you haven't met this wonderful floral plant before, 

then allow me to introduce Rhododendron Subgenus Azalea.

Two years ago we noticed that 'RSA' wasn't blooming.

So we moved it to a brighter spot to get more sunlight.

RSA didn't bloom last year as it was still settling into its 
new locale in the front garden.

The funny thing about RSA is that it is a deciduous Azalea.

This means that it sheds its leaves in the fall and looks like it is dead till the following spring.

Most other Azaleas are coniferous in nature in that they keep their leaves all year round.

So you can imagine our delight this spring when we noticed buds all over RSA!

And in the past week they starting to blossom out into this brilliant orange.

For the past few years now we have noticed that our garden is maturing and therefore changing.

So we have been spending time moving small shrubs 
and plants either to another place of their own,

or to one of the 'nursery beds' where they recover and get stronger for a year or two.

So if you have a garden and are looking for a splash of colour, I highly recommend RSA,
the deciduous type.

These photos are all SOOC.....Straight Out Of Camera.

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