Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Garden Tuesday: Rhododendrons!



This rhododendron might be 80 years old. I've struggled to keep it 6 feet high or less.

Please excuse the peeling paint on that shutter.

The flowers are always so pretty for a couple of weeks!

17 comments:

Pam said...

I love the color of your rhododendron... we have purple ones in my yard.

Benny and Lily said...

Those are some purrty flowers
Benny & Lily

Channon said...

Beautiful! That's what I miss most about my childhood homes... the old gardens. Sigh.

Pam said...

We are trying, not too successfully, to grow a rhododendron or two. I love them.

Nichole said...

They are so pretty... we have one on the side of the house that's intertwined with a lilac bush and some weeds... we really need to fix that!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I am jealous, with the drought this year my flowers just never made it :-( Diane

Wearinbeads said...

I miss seeing the rhodendrons in the Smokies now that I live in CA. Love them.

Big Dude said...

It sure is pretty - one of my favorite plants

rottrover said...

We don't have them here. Very beautiful!!

Rottie Kisses

Faye Lewis said...

Beautiful!

Melynda said...

Your Roddy bushes are beautiful. Not all of mine have bloomed yet.

monica said...

we have those in the same colour, in bloom now as well. the white ones have deflowered, so have the light purple ones too almost - but the bright pink are now in glorious bloom! wonderful with some colour in the garden.

Mango said...

Sob. Ours are all going to the project house today... yes all 8 of them! Phooey.

Mango Momma

The Blonde Duck said...

The flower fell off of our cactus.

Mickle in NZ said...

Rhodies flowering is such a triumphant announcement of late Spring and of the Summer. Do enjoy their brilliant beauty,

Michelle and ol' snoozle-paws, xxxx and zzz zzz zzz zzz

altadenahiker said...

Lovely. They absolutely will not grow out here.

(Of course, then I had to go check out the peeling paint.)

Breezy Point Mom said...

I like your rhododendrons. They don't grow in our state, apparently, but I do remember having a pinker version of them when I lived in NJ.