Wednesday, March 31, 2010

... another trip to the rhododendron species foundation garden

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an early spring in seattle means an early trip to the rhododendron species foundation and botanical garden.

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last year we went mid-may and we felt like we missed the peak blooming time for a lot of the rhododendrons and azaleas. and this time i felt like we were a little early... so many buds about to burst! but there's beauty in that too, no?

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and there were certainly plenty of open rhododendrons to admire and smell.

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and many, many, many other flowers and trees to look at.

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i love how this just-opening leaf and flower combo looks like a butterfly.

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i think i took a picture of moss on this very same tree last year.

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i am in love with this little green flower. but i have a long-standing thing for green flowers. it really is just this color and it looked so vibrant growing out of the moss. wasn't that smart of me to take a picture of the sign so i can remember it later?

the good news is that since we went early this year we can go again in a month or two and catch all the blooming lovelies we didn't get to see today!

2 comments:

  1. How lovely! The weather loos much nicer with you than it in the South of the UK at the moment :)

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  2. I had no idea rhododendrons came in so many shapes and sizes! The ones I think of as the traditional 'English' ones are some of my favourite flowers, and a bank of them makes me happier than anything. I am going to have to find out what they are now, instead of making so many assumptions about them!

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