Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Expanded buds

A visit to Biltmore's spring garden found me enjoying early tulips, forysthia in full flower, and expanded buds of a variety of native azaleas and rhododendrons.

The light wasn't great for good photos as Woody and I were there in late morning.

An evergreen Rhododendron

A deciduous Rhododendron
I love the intricate, overlapping bud scales on these flower buds!


  1. Love those buds too. My deciduous azalea opened today. Yipppeee

  2. Lisa,
    Has been an unusual spring, our crocuses have been finished for nearly two weeks, unheard of. I'd love to be out your way when all those Rhods bloom in the wild. We can see good wild Mountain laurels here though.


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