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)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Rhododendron mucronulatum flowering on Korean Hill
Actually one of these was collected in Japan, the bottom one, and the other in Korea. They're a little late this year; they often flower a month or more earlier. For that reason, I used to try and sneak one into designs. I like to include a surprise or two in a design and flowers in February hereabouts are a surprise to most people.