Monday, July 19, 2010

Rhododendron



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

One of the nice things about living in the mountains is the rhododendron that we find in many places. One nice thing about hiking to waterfalls in the Spring is that there are often blooming rhododendron in the same area. We're doubly fortunate because this beauty is in our own yard along the back deck.

18 comments:

rainfield61 said...

One of the nice things about visiting your blog is I can see your beautiful rhododendron without any travelling.

Mildred said...

Such a pretty color and I love the freckles on the bloom!

Happyone :-) said...

Very pretty!! Great color.

KathyA said...

Lovely!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a gorgeous delicate flower.Yes you are lucky to have this beauty in your own yard.
Blessings,Ruth

Busy Bee Suz said...

Just beautiful...I love it!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I just love these...can't grow them here but just love to visit middle and east TN to see them...Have a wonderful week George!!!

Sandra said...

oh boy, there in your yard with all the birds and roses and other goregous plants and the lilies. flower land for sure and you are blessed to have them

sEy said...

we also have local flowers growing over the hills and small waterfalls here. Some people even took some shoots so that they could plant a variety on their garden.

Thanks for sharing the picture George. I love the color of it.

Ginny said...

in my opinion, this photo makes them look much prettier and more delicate than they really are.

EG Wow said...

AH! Lucky you! Rhododendrons don't do well in my climate and in my alkaline soil.

Chris said...

I love Rhododendrons but in many parts of Scotland they have become invasive and are being cleared to give native plants a chance.

LV said...

When you two made the decision to locate here, no doubt you made the right choice. You seem to be surrounded by nature's beauty as well as what you make for yourselves.

Kirigalpoththa said...

You have picked a perfect place to live :)

Janie said...

I like the color and the lovely blossoms of your rhododendron.

Carletta said...

Our state flower here.
We planted one the first year we were here and the deer kept nibbling off the buds so it never ever bloomed until this year after we put up a green garden fence around it. It wasn't a pretty bloom from all the nibbling but I'm hoping next year it will be a beautiful shape.

Hilda said...

I only hear about rhododendrons in the books that I read. Such a delicate yet showy flower!

orchid lay said...

it looks glad for me...