Thousands of Blooms on Dogwood Tree

 Posted by on July 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm  Outdoors  No Responses »
Jul 042012
 
Dogwood tree with thousands of blooms

Dogwood tree with thousands of blooms

While I was jogging this morning, I passed a dogwood tree that literally stopped me in my tracks. I usually don’t stop when running, not for dogs, not for cramps.  But this time I had to  take a minute to soak in the sight of a dogwood tree with more than a thousand blooms! The tree was more white than green. I’ve never seen a dogwood tree with this many flowers.

More flowers than leaves on dogwood tree

More flowers than leaves on dogwood tree

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May 292012
 
Red Rhododendron

Red Rhododendron

On my walk to pick up my daughter from school the other day, I was amazed by the many varieties of  rhododendrons blooming in my neighbors’ yards.

Rhododendrons grow best in mild and moist climates which is why they do especially well here in the Pacific Northwest. I did not realize that there are more than 850 different natural species in the Rhododendron genus. They also vary greatly in size and shape from short ground covers to Rhododendron trees more than 100 feet tall.

Pink Rhododendron

Pink Rhododendron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Rhododendron

Purple Rhododendron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White - Pink Rhododendron

White - Pink Rhododendron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Rhododendron

White Rhododendron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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