Rhododrendon’s last dance (Cee’s Flower of the Week Rhodie Buds challenge)

https://ceenphotography.com/2021/04/09/fotd-april-9-rhodie-bud

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.

(all photos ©Sometimes, 2021)

Spring Beauty exists forever in pictures…

 

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Red & White Anniversary Tulip

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a lone white tulip in mini collection  

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Red parrot tulips and grape hyacinths  

 

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Whale Rock 

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Red & White Anniversary Tulip

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Red Tulips  

 

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Two Red Tulips  

 

 

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Red Enamel 

 

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Jonquils

 

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Japanese Plum 

 

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Blooming Ornamental Apple, Japanese Plum  

 

 

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Showing Off  

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Inner Beauty

 

Poppies & lilacs & rhododendrons O My!

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Poppy looks real, doesn’t it?  (Yes, it is)   

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Front walk.  Roses on right, Blue Holy on left.   

 

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Bob 

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Clematis

 

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Some kind of berry bush leaning on a tree for support.   

 

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other Peony  

 

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glorious peony  

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Peony. 

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Li’L Kims…  smell divine.

 

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Li’l Kim lilacs  

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Nice hay field.   I wish the neighbor’s horses could come over.  

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Two beauties.  

 

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This old plant is a wreck…until its ready to bloom.  

 

Water droplets sparkle in the greenhouse

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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Water drop

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every little center had its own drop

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impressive

 

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lots of bubbles  

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sorry I don’t know the name of these  

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this shot has a little purple and white flower AND a tag  

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reminds me a bit of Violets.   

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thirsty little guys

 

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twinkle light show

Promise of Spring

 

My entry for Cee’s Flower of the Day: Tulips.  ©Sometimes, 2017

Just what the Doc ordered for a December day!    These tiny Parrot Tulips are among the first flowers to make themselves known in my Littles Garden patch.     These are from April of 2017.

now…and again, in verse

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Fall encroaches on Summer
not an ending
… a new season dawns.

© Sometimes, 2017

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Fall gently nudges
as Summer takes a bow
opening a new show in town.

© Sometimes, 2017

VERY GOOD DANDELION CLOSE

the culmination of flowers
not faded…but making room
for the next generation

© Sometimes, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornflower or Chicory? beautiful blue blossom!

 

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Cornflower Blue: a Crayola crayon color, gorgeous delicate blossoms, big bad weed.  A flower by any other name is still beautiful.    Also known as Chicory, among other names.           ©Sometimes, 2017