Please view large… thank you…It is amazing how quickly time flies by…before you know it another spring is just around the corner…nature is telling us so…when the bulbs peek through the soil and the Rhododendrons unfold and splay their breathtaking beauty you know that winter is almost over…
The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words “rodon” which means “rose” and “dendron” which means “tree”, hence Rose Tree. Rhododendron flowers are usually produced in trusses. The family Ericacea, into which the genus Rhododendron falls, also includes heathers, mountain laurels, blueberries and cranberries as well as manzanita, trailing arbutus, madrone, huckleberry, kalmiopsis, sourwood, blueberries and a number of other genus. Rhododendrons are referred to as the King of Shrubs since they are regarded by many as the best flowering evergreen plants for the temperate landscape.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland New Zealand Gore Gardens…Aug. 2011
Iv’e Unfolded My Beauty For You.. – Pink Rhododendron