|SJG 6/9/11 • Rhododendron calendulaceum, Flame azalea; |
close-up, Area V
One of the problems we encountered was inability to tell which rhododendron was which: we picked up Kathleen's project in fall and worked on it through winter, where all of them were fairly dormant - and we have MANY rhodies in our Garden!
This spring, when the rhodies started to bloom we rushed to the Garden to see what blooms and how. It's an exciting, often investigative work: some plants are blooming, some not, some were moved, some behave erratically - we carry around Kathleen's four thick binders on rhododendrons to compare what we found to her pics. Frankly, the whole project was a bit much for me: I tended to forget what we identified the moment I wrote it down. So, I started to bring camera to help me remember, and while organizing the data I accidentally created SJG Bloom blog... It's all there in the order the blooms appeared in the garden + pics of some interesting leaves, as well.
|SJG 6/4/11 • Wisteria in 6:30 pm light|
Both of the blogs will be permanently pinned on the left side of this blog, under 'Garden Events'...
• Myrna already emailed you that The Japanese Garden Advisory Council (JGAC) commissioned a new web site for the Garden, here it is again (I'll put it into LINKS page, as well):
• One of our co-bloggers, Keiko, is leaving for Japan June 18th. I asked why she is going, as she just went there last fall. Her sweet answer: 'I want to see the face of my mother'. Happy travels Keiko! Write to us from Japan, if you can.