Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Rhododendron and Azalea

A Rhododendron and Azalea

Continuing yesterday’s theme of the unknown Dahlia here are some pictures of a Rhododendron and Azalea that I can’t identify. In the past I probably wouldn’t have even taken these shots because I want to be able to identify all the plants and flowers that are posted here but after further consideration I have decided to go ahead and post them.

With Rhododendron and Azalea there are several thousand cultivars to choose from, so unless it is a common variety there isn’t much hope of getting the name. Both of these were growing in public places so there was no quizzing the gardeners on the name.

Today I going to try and visit all 14 gardens that we are tending to this year. I was joking the other day that there are four people and 14 gardens that is 3.5 gardens per person. It is a bit ambitious since they are all pretty far flung but it should provide some photo opportunities. I am cleaning off some memory cards and charging up the batteries. I am even going to take my Coolpix 8400 with me. I haven’t used that camera in awhile and it is always fun to mix up the equipment now and then.


maryt/theteach said...

Digital Flower, I read your dog's name is Ruby Tuesday at Elaine Ling's blog APAD. So will you join my "Ruby Tuesday" meme and post something red (a flower?) on Tuesday? Then come to my blog and sign Mr. Linky and comment? I'd love to have you! :D

i beati said...

when I was growing up in Wva we ahd a wild azalea in pinks yellows , oranges and reds and I was in love with it . We called it a wild honeysuckle because of the smell . of course it was not. I want to see and smell that again.. sk