For the briefest of times, in the late spring, I get the feeling that we are living in a more tropical climate. I always like to imagine that my blooming rhododendrons are lovely exotic flowers with a beautiful fragrance. The fact that they never drop their leaves in the fall and react somewhat dramatically to frigid weather gives me the illusion that they would thrive in a warmer place. I'm sure there are "rhodies" everywhere in the world from mountains to the tropics. Here they come in an enormous variety of colors.
Portland may be known for it's roses but in my opinion the rhododendrons are right up there in beauty.
jude, 11 months
3 years ago