Yes, aren't the Rhododendrons absolutely outstanding here on the wet coast. I did a post on moving a mature one recently. http://heathersurbangarden.blogspot.com/2010/05/townhouse-garden-new-life-for-old-red.html
Great colours! I love the dark purple variety.
Awesome. Can't even imagine seeing any that large and healthy looking back here in Ontario. The purple and red ones in pics 4/5 are my favourites.
Just left Vancouver after a week. The Rhodies were fantastic. Boy was it wet the whole time. It will take a while to dry out.
they put me in mind of azaleas! gorgeous colors!!!
I just noticed none of the pictures are centred and it enrages me.@Heather, Thanks for the link. I'd be afraid to move one. They're just so nice.@Laura, I like the deeper colours as well. I'm a huge fan of the deep reds.@Andrew, I saw a few in Ontario but they always looked sickly and struggling to survive. Much better here!@Compost in my shoe, It's been really rainy the last few days. My first two weeks here it was sunny the entire time.@Julie, I think Rhododendron is the broader category of which azaleas are a part.
This reminds me of my trip to Germany two years ago - I came back with such ridiculous amounts of Rhododendron pictures!
I'm glad that there are a few spots with them. Apparently the best are around shrines in Japan.
Beautiful! Wish they would grow like that here :-)
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