Rhododendron – Part Two

These are not quite as nice as the photos I put in Part one of this post, but I wanted to include them all the same.

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I would have loved to have done some close photography of these in macro mode, but they are located on the side of my house that is at the edge of a very steep bank.  Something my legs/balance just aren’t up to at this time.  So these will have to do.

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For some reason this particular bunch of blossoms below had me thinking of wedding flowers.  How lovely and unique it would be, to have a May wedding with Rhododendron bouquets.  (Assuming you didn’t have allergies of course.  lol)

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Rhododendron – The West Virginia State Flower – Part One

The Rhododendron is West Virginia’s official state flower.

This one beside my home looked particularly lovely this year.

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Updated photos of a few of my Hostas

Here are a few updated photos of my hostas.  They did very nicely this year.

This one had a great year, having noticeable growth this year.

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And here’s my big one, and the yellowish one it is swallowing up beside it:

My husband swears he will help me transplant it next spring before the leaves come out.  I file that promise under, “I’ll believe it when I see it.”  LOL  But I hope he means it this time.  The yellow one didn’t even make seeds this fall (it’s Nov 2010, I am posting this late).  So I fear if we don’t move it next spring it won’t make it.  The last time I measured the big one on the left it had a spread of over 10 feet across.  It is BIG.

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