Monday, June 03, 2013

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Our town is a town full of Rhododendrons.  You can't go down a single street without seeing some.  For some reason, they are more beautiful than ever this season.  Just to prove that, I took a walk down my street.  Keep in mind that I live in the middle of a short street with the highest house number being 45.  I only walked in one direction.
 This first house is across the street slightly to the right.

 I must admit that this house is on the next street over but I couldn't resist it!  The first huge bush is a pale lavender.  The last you can only see slightly is light pink.
I have never seen a bloom on a Rhodie so beautiful! Amazing, isn't it?
Confession time,  I do not have a Rhododendron or a desire to own one unless I could find a lavender one!
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daisy said...

Wow! I've never been a fan of rhodies, but I've never seen blooms like that either! I think I've changed my mind! Gorgeous!

Beth said...

They are gorgeous, Jean! Wish I had some in my yard!

sensiblegardening said...

The Rhodos are fab. Not a plant in our dry arid area but love to see them when visiting the coast.

Debbi said...

I have ONE rhodie and it is one of the small ones the landscapers planted when we bought the house. It is a lovely pink and since it is small it gets to stay. I had way too many years dealing with those monsters where I used to live! I do love the wild ones in the woods tho--

Chella said...

Thanks for hosting this linky party. I'm a new follower from the Philippines. =)

Deb said...

Of all the years I've been gardening I've only had one rhodie...and that was during our ten years living in Williamsburg. It was planted at the corner of the house right by the gutter where it literally drowned! That's the only thing I could figure out. I love all the pictures you took - beautiful flowers.

Catherine Miklos said...

What a fun prompt...I think I will have to play along next week. In the meantime, here is a glimpse of my garden from last week: