Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Rhododendron's Blooming



My two new baby Rhododendrons are blooming now and
I just love the new colors that they have added to my
Rhododendron collection. I have an old lavender one, a
dark pink one and a yellow 'Capistrano' in the yard.
Now meet.....



' Nova Zembla' Red Rhododendron






' Holden' Pink Rhododendron



They are only about two feet tall now but when
they mature they will add so much to the woodland bed
beside the house.

Happy gardening and have a good weekend.




20 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

Wow....they are beautiful! I love the markings on Holden. Very unique. The deep red is stunning.

madcobug said...

Those are beautiful. Helen

flowrgirl1 said...

Very pretty. I love rhodys. I have one PJM and one azalea. Eventually I will have lots.

Heather said...

Your new Rhodos are lovely, Lona. Do you have any advice on growing them? We have tried growing rhododendrons for the past several years, and they keep dying (but we keep trying!). We're growing them in pretty heavy shade, but they do get some sun late in the day. I think maybe we haven't been watering them enough, and we've had some especially brutal dry periods the last few summers... I've heard they like acidic soil - is this true? Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer. (Oh, it's the PJM variety...) Happy gardening!

bennie and patsy said...

I have never had these before, they are beautiful.
Patsy

theegggather said...

Your 'babies' are beautiful as are all the other beauties that I seen on your blog. I'm just now finding some Ohio folks on here and am enjoying it so much.

Sande said...

Very nice blog and photos. I love the Hocking Hills area. I've visited there several times. Your flowers are beautiful!

Outside In said...

How pretty they are, love your new banner on your blog!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

They are both so pretty! Our rhodies won't be blooming for awhile still so it's nice to see some in bloom!

texasdaisey said...

Those are so beautiful. I just love those. They are tough to grow here in this part of Texas. Oh but it is so nice to admire yours.
Debbie

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Lona~~ All beautiful rhodies. So they will join the collection in the SPRING photo in the left margin?
Yum, yum!!

Janet said...

Lona, that Capistrano is beautiful!!

Jeanne said...

Super rhododendron! Ours are just starting to bloom too...love this color.

Darla said...

Very nice, I like your new header too!

keewee said...

Very pretty indeed.

Barbarapc said...

Lona,
What a lovely Rhodo. Tell me, is the brunnera shot in your header from this year? I'm having severe envy - I think I've lost all of the ones that had the fancy leaves.

lynn'sgarden said...

Hi, please show the yellow one in bloom, Lona. I too have a new red one and a very old purple bush. The white did not bloom as the deer ate all the buds last fall!!!

Chris said...

Your Rhododrendrons are very beautiful. They are always so colourful and cheerful.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Heather; I had to keep mine water the last two years because of the dry weather. My yellow capistrano is half dead.
Lynn: I will show pictures of the yellow one when it blooms. It is sad looking though this year.Those deer are such pests.

Chris: I love them and hydrangeas and will keep adding them to the woods garden.

Barbara: Yes the Brunnera are from this spring. I am sorry you lost yours.They have such pretty little blue blooms on them.

Keewee: Thank you and thanks for dropping by.

Darla & Cathy: I liked the picture so well that I thought it would make a pretty header.

Jeanne: You got to just love them!

Grace: A good idea!

Janet: I will put up a picture of the Capistrano when it blooms its yellow blossoms.

Debbie: I never thought about it but I guess it would be hard to grow them in the Texas weather. Thanks for dropping by.

Catherine: I want to see pictures of your Rhoddies when they bloom.

Sande: I am so glad to here that you like our Hocking Hills area. It is a beautiful place.

Sharon: Are you a Buckeye? Loved the pictures of your flowers on your blog. Thanks for dropping by.

Patsy: I thought everyone had a Rhododendron :-)I am still getting over your Oak Galls.

Flowergirl: You go girl get lots of them! PJM is a beauty.

Helen: Hope your are still improving health wise.

Dirt Princess: I was surprised at the brown markings on the Holden bloom also. The tag showed a more red bloom. It is different though and I like it.

Msrobin said...

Wow, I can't believe your rhodies are blooming already. Mine will be soon though. Glad your MRI came back fine. Have fun up in Amish country! My vacation was fabulous, with perfect weather. I didn't like to miss th heat wave, but we had plenty of heat there. And now it's not too bad here either.