Winter Blooms

It’s been so long since my last post, and I am sorry to say that I had completely forgotten about my blog over the holidays! I did have a few opportunities to visit some botanical conservatories in the area in December and January, and so that is what I will be highlighting. All of the photos below were taken in the Rutherford Conservatory, at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden. All are of tropical Rhododendron species, with the exception of the last image.

This last image is of a Gordonia bloom, which is related to the Camellia. It is sometimes informally referred to the “Fried Egg Flower” due to it’s yellow and white colors.

All photos property of Peggy A Thompson

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A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I am retired and enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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4 Responses to Winter Blooms

  1. tonytomeo says:

    Goodness! We have hundreds of rhododendrons cultivars and specie (not all of them have ever been in production of course) but none of them are like these!

  2. Lovely blooms! Nice to see you about.

  3. Gunta says:

    Such lovely cheerful color for this gray season.

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