May 30, 2012

Rhody Hiking

More Rhododendrons, can you stand it?

Monica came over to hike the Rhody trails with me.

The blossoms are still exquisite.

What a fine time...walking through a forest of  Rhododendrons.

May 26, 2012

Rhody time again

Rhododendron macrophyllum, our native rhododendron in Oregon.

Growing in select areas on the Oregon Coast and at certain elevations in the Cascades.

Every plant grows from seed so flowers are widely varied.

I walked on the Sutton trails a couple times this week, once in the rain, once in the sun.

Both days created a memorable experience.

May 21, 2012

More garden blooms

Rhododendron campylogynum one of my favorites.

Azalea Kiusianum

Clematis Montana Rubens blooms for weeks.

May 8, 2012

Garden blooms of late

Appleblossoms on the King apple tree

Species Rhododendron Yakusimanum from Japan.

Hybrid rhododendron with Yakusimanum  parentage