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Rhododendrons

white rhododendron

This is a white rhododendron that I planted a few years ago.  That's the weigela behind it.  As is usually the case, in 1999 it's been the last of the azalea/rhododendron family to bloom.

1999 rhododendron

The old purple rhododendron (easily 12 feet tall) at the side of the house has begun its Y2K bloom.

2000 rhododendron

The white rhododendron that lives under the weigela has erupted into bloom.

2000 rhododendron

2000 rhododendron

The old purple rhododendron is now at the height of its bloom -- late May, 2000.

2000 rhododendron

The white rhododendron is now in full bloom.

2000 rhododendron

2000 rhododendron

After taking a few years off (it grew well but did not bloom) and having suffered some severe damage due to our brutal winter, the white rhododendron has again come into bloom, May, 2003.

2003 Rhododendrons

The old purple rhododendron is also putting on quite a spectacular show!

2003 Rhododendrons

2003 Rhododendrons

2003 Rhododendrons

It's late May 2004 and the old purple rhododendron has begun to bloom.

2004 Rhododendrons

2004 Rhododendrons

A few days later and the white rhododendron has also bloomed.

2004 Rhododendrons

2004 Rhododendrons

2004 Rhododendrons

It's mid-May 2005 and the old purple rhododendron has started to bloom.

2005 Rhododendrons

2005 Rhododendrons

2005 Rhododendrons

It's now mid-May 2006; the old purple rhododendron next to the house has bloomed.  It's just about even with the second story of the house now!

2006 Rhododendrons

2006 Rhododendrons

2006 Rhododendrons

2006 Rhododendrons

It's the fourth week of May 2007; both the white rhododendron and the old purple rhododendron have begun to bloom.

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

2007 rhododendron

We're getting toward the end of May 2008 and the white rhododendron has started to bloom.

2008 rhododendron

2008 rhododendron

2008 rhododendron

2008 rhododendron

2008 rhododendron

2008 rhododendron

2008 rhododendron

Here's the white rhododendron against the backdrop of the weigela.

2008 rhododendron

2008 rhododendron

Memorial Day finds the old purple rhododendron in full bloom.

2008 rhododendron

2008 rhododendron

2008 rhododendron

The two rhododendrons have bloomed beautifully in the spring of 2009.

2009 rhododendron

2009 rhododendron

2009 rhododendron

2009 rhododendron

2009 rhododendron

2009 rhododendron

2009 rhododendron

2009 rhododendron

2009 rhododendron

2009 rhododendron

The old purple rhododendron has bloomed in early May 2010, way up high!

2010 rhododendron

2010 rhododendron

I don't know if it's the absence of the spruce tree next to it, but the white rhododendron has really thrived -- it's almost as tall as I am now.  Judging by the buds, as shown here in April 2011, we should have quite a show this year!

2011 rhododendrom

By mid-May, the buds are getting ready to open.

2011 rhododendron

And just a day later ....

2011 white rhododendron

2011 white rhododendron

2011 white rhododendron

2011 white rhododendron

2011 white rhododendron

2011 white rhododendrom

2011 white rhododendron

2011 white rhododendron

2011 white rhododendron

2011 white rhododendron

In mid-May 2011, the old purple rhododendron has bloomed.  Because of the size, most of the photos are taken with a telephoto lens!

2011 purple rhododendron

2011 purple rhododendron

2011 purple rhododendron

2011 purple rhododendron

2011 purple rhododendron

2011 purple rhododendron

2011 purple rhododendron

2011 purple rhododendron

2011 purple rhododendron



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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