This old rhododendron just out-did herself last year, so I’m not counting her out now. This plant has been in this spot for about 20 years, I planted it in my “tree garden” and it is one of few originals remaining… there is another plant that is about the same size as this one on the other side of the garden. Also there is a white smaller flowered Rhodie or similar plant that just shows normal winter wear and tear over by the second pink one.
I don’t know why this plant is such a wreck. It is possible that a deer (or crew of deer) ran through the shrub on their way through the tree garden. The deer and assorted other critters live back there.
We were at the greenhouse today, the first day they were open for the season. Few plants are ready to show off yet, although there are early bloomers rarin’ to go. Captivated with these little plants which were still sparkling with water drops after sprinkling. Sorry I can’t do a retake, this was a once-only shot and I’m disappointed in my photography skills. The little water drops are visible, but not as charming as they were in person. Maybe I shouldn’t have used flash?
Sorry for not identifying these plants, I was so taken with the water drops that I forgot to ask what they are.
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