items tagged with rhododendron

April 28, 2011

Pink and gray

Whether by design or not, many of our outdoor plants bloom at different times of the season. This beautiful pink rhododendron was among the first two or three plans to show their stuff against a backdrop of gray skies. We’re … Continue reading

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April 7, 2010

Blossoms erupt

There was no harsh light to deal with Wednesday morning as I photographed emerging blossoms on a favorite among our rhododendron bushes. These Pacific Northwest natives are a joy in any garden.

April 9, 2009

Our turn

I couldn’t help but notice our neighbor’s garden had a head start on ours … even her tulips have begun to bloom. Today, however, I discovered a couple of blooms on a back yard rhododenron bush in our yard. Next … Continue reading

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May 24, 2008

Bee day

It was a “bee day” party among our rhody bushes today as hundreds of bumblebees worked from blossom to blossom. No honey bees, though. Every spring, bees buzz back to Pocatello., Idaho. Last year, due to a mysterious plague, the … Continue reading

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May 4, 2008

Floral greeting

This rhododendron just outside our back door is showing off, producing blossoms by the dozens as the “spring thaw” finally begins to push cold weather behind.

May 28, 2006

Public art

Beautiful red rhododendron blossoms serve as a backdrop to Guemes artist Philip McCracken’s sculpture outside the Anacortes Post Office on Commercial Avenue. According to the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner McCracken, a third generation member of a Skagit Valley … Continue reading

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April 20, 2006

Bustin’ out

Several rhododendron bushes are sprouting forth blossoms as April prepares to give way to May. Thursday’s overcast skies provided nice, even light in my outdoor “gallery.” To see more garden photos, see Activities section under “Garden macros.”

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April 7, 2006

Budding color

This beautiful pink rhododendron bud in our backyard unfolds a bit more with each day of sunshine. See “Vibrant colors” in Activities section for more garden photos.

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April 8, 2005

Deja vu

It was just about this time last year that I posted a photo of a rhododendron from the back yard, noting in the accompanying text that I had finished my tax return ahead of deadline. Well, I took this shot … Continue reading

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February 24, 2004

Ferry in the air

If you’ve ever wondered what a state ferry looks like beneath the water line, now’s the time for a sneak peek. This photo of the Rhododendron was taken this morning from the street in front of Dakota Creek Shipyards, one … Continue reading

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