Sunday, April 18, 2010

Beautiful surprise

I was amazed to find a Rhododendron hidden under ivy and other vines in my backyard when we moved here in 2003.  I had always thought of Rhododendron as needing cooler temps than Eastern North Carolina provides.  But this one has done well under the shade of tall pines, and I was exited to see the beautiful blooms begin to appear this weekend.


Ben said...

Its always good to find a surprise like that. the color on the rhododendron is very nice too!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

The shady spot probably keeps it happy. I love Rhododendrons and cannot wait until mine blooms.Your is so pretty.IS it a PJM?