Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Riotous Rhodies!


Our Tree Rhododendrons have finally realized it's Spring & have burst forth with their glorious blooms. As difficult as it is, I resist the temptation to bring them inside as cut flowers. Their place is in the garden, basking in all their fragile glory.












I took this pic through the Living Room window looking out to the southern side of our jungle (oops garden!). The pale pink Rhodie & the crimson Camellia behind it are actually very large. If I stood under the Rhodie & jumped high, I would still not touch its lowest branches.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Millie,

    I love the splendid colour that your Rhododendrons and camellia are showing. The pink one looks like a floaty organza gown. Must be great to look out your window.

    Have a great Wednesday.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. Millie, I love rhododendrons - your garden looks divine with these wonderful burst of colour. I have an atrocious black thumb and have tried to grow rhododendrons in our garden a couple of times but without success. You've inspired me to try again. Lee :)

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  3. Yours are just coming into bloom- while mine are getting ready to sleep for the winter. What a lovely picture these make on your property. Happy Spring!

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  4. They are so beautiful. I will have to have some in my garden when I move down there. They remind me of azaleas, but in tree form. Heidi

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  5. I love them too. We have a large old pale purple like yours and also a fuschia one. It Drives Me Crazy that I can't put them in a vase. They wilt within about 20 seconds. But you are right I guess their proper place is on the tree. xoxo

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  6. Your spring, my autumn.

    I adore flowers.

    I have been blessed by your photos and I thank you.

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  7. keep posting flowers, millie, since mine are all fading. my once lush flower bed is barren. *pout*

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  8. Beautiful Millie, really beautiful.
    Lesley

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  9. Garden looks beautiful Millie!

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  10. Well, Mills....I am now green with envy. Your garden is amazing, as are your beautiful rhodies.
    We have quite a large garden, considering that we are just outside of London, but nothing compared to yours. It looks as if you could give Kew Gardens a run for its money !
    Also, I have tried to grow rhodies and camillias, but you need ericaceous soil, which we don't have, so it's a no no in our garden. Even if you add it to the soil, they don't grow that well. I will just have to admire yours and grow other things in my garden. XXXX

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  11. Millie, I'm with you - I prefer to have my flowers living and adorning my garden than gracing my dining room table... What a beautiful garden you have. HOpe you get lots of time to get out and take advantage of it!
    Ange

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  12. OK rub it in - you've got beautiful BIG trees covered in wonderful, wonderful flowers. No I'm not jealous, well alright, just a little! Leigh

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  13. Lucky you Millie - The flowers here are on the fade, leaves are starting to turn and there is just the slightest chill in the air. Enjoy your spring!

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  14. How beautiful! Sadly all the flowers are gone by my house as we head into winter. I don't even want to think about finding my winter coat.

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And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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