One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Friday, April 16, 2010
Rhododendron periclymenoides buds....hey they're nice too
This is the trail along the Fern Valley stream; I've just passed the pond on my right. If I continued walking over the hill, I would reach, in a short distance, the fallen Beech Trees basically between the trail and the stream. The quantity of bloom is ridiculous this spring, and this is a good plant ot see that on. Pinxterbloom in average deciduous shade flowers dependably but sparsley; the flowers are attractive and fragrant but you'd never say that it "put on a show".....except for this year.