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Postby Puff10 » Jun 12, 2012 5:22 pm

Rhododendrons this week...at their best!
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Re: Rhododendron

Postby Big Smile » Jun 12, 2012 7:56 pm

Puff , those are real beauties!!
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Re: Rhododendron

Postby Heidi S » Jun 12, 2012 8:10 pm

Gosh I miss Rhodos - they just can't take the cold up here. There are a few azaleas and rhodos that are supposed to be Zone 3, but I have had such poor luck and have rarely seen any other gardens with them either.

I grew up at the Coast, and remember taking time to visit the wonderful Rhododendron Walk at Van Dusen Botanical gardens in Vancouver with my Mom every year. The display lasted for months and the colours, scent and sheer size was always worth several visits.

I am very envious of your lovely bushes!
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Re: Rhododendron

Postby B_BQ » Jun 12, 2012 9:18 pm

Gorgeous!
I too grew up with rhodos in the UK and didn't take too much notice of them. They were just there. In retrospect they were magnificent - some as tall as 20 feet high and 20 feet across, and dozens of them planted together. One can imagine the effect. For the most part these mass plantings were in public paths or in public parks, but they grew wild too. I guess it's the damp temperate climate that the rhodos love!
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Re: Rhododendron

Postby Scrapinthehat » Jun 12, 2012 10:23 pm

You are very fortunate!
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Re: Rhododendron

Postby Puff10 » Jun 13, 2012 7:01 pm

Thanks evrybody! Here are some rhododendron pics taken 2 weeks ago at Kew Gardens,UK!!Some of their rhodos were so big,you could actually sit on lower branches...
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Re: Rhododendron

Postby Big Smile » Jun 13, 2012 8:17 pm

Puff your pics bring back wonderful memories when Hubby and I were at Kew Gardens on our tour to England in 2006. We were also at the Chelsea Flower Show, an amazing place!!
England has so many beautiful Gardens!! Those Rhodos look just as pretty as they did back then.
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Re: Rhododendron

Postby Puff10 » Jun 15, 2012 5:20 pm

Big Smile,

I agree totally!In England, The Rhododendrons are Masters in their gardens!! All the gardens are masterpieces!!Next year's Chelsea Show should be quite popular as it is in its centennial year!!
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Re: Rhododendron

Postby A Closet Canuck » Jun 17, 2012 9:10 am

Beautiful blooms in a great setting!
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Re: Rhododendron

Postby Mygrandmeresgarden » Jun 17, 2012 12:19 pm

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!
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