Monday, May 17, 2010

Holden Rhododendron Garden

After getting our plant fix at the Holden plant sale, we headed out for a walk. We wanted to see the rhododendron garden. When asking directions, the docent told us it was a 20 min. walk, so off we went. The 20 min. didn’t take into account all the “hey hon, look at this” that kept taking us off the path. We weren’t in any hurry, but we did want to see the rhodies and azaleas. There is so much to see at the Holden that you really have to take it in small chunks. The rhodie garden is surrounded by a 10 foot high deer fence. Nothing was getting over the fence that didn’t fly.
Pat and I have not had much luck with either rhodies or azaleas. Love the flowers, just can’t seem to figure out how to grow robust bushes. I have been accused of being prone to hyperbole. I prefer to think of it as being enthusiastic. Not this time. The rhodies and azaleas are magnificent. Here are some of the pics.

















11 comments:

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Beautiful photos of those lovely rhododenndrons.

Eileen

FlowerLady said...

Oh my goodness. What a lovely stroll through these luscious gardens you and your DW had. So many lovely rhodies. Wow.

FlowerLady

Meredith said...

Oh, wow, Jim, you took some gorgeous shots. This enchanting garden looks like it materialized out of a children's picture book. :)

PhotoGirl said...

your pictures are looking good!

Shyrlene said...

Simply breathtaking! (I never knew there were so many color variations?)

I confess, I covet azaleas and rhododendron... I just planted #3, on my journey to have at least ONE live !?! I'm hoping the third one is a charm? :) -Shyrlene

LC said...

Large rhodies and azaleas always amaze me.. thanks for sharing!! Larry

Floridagirl said...

Magnificent garden!

Noelle said...

What a beautiful garden. I love being able to enjoy plants that maybe I cannot grow in another setting.

Beth said...

A stunning photo of beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for posting these incredible delights of nature. Iflorist.co.uk

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, Jim what a beautiful garden. So much color. It sure is gorgeous with all of those Azaleas and Rhododendrons in bloom.

Kimberly said...

Jim, absolutely breathtaking!