Rhododendron Blooms

Rhododendron Blooms (in all stages) by TwoPlusCute

We had a beautiful long weekend (thanks to Memorial Day). Summer is here. It was sunny and warm without too strong winds. Perfect for bbq and cook outs. Perfect for blooming Rhododendrons, too.

Remember our straggly Rhododendrons from our super frugal garden beds? They are in glorious bloom now!

Rhododendron buds by TwoPlusCute
It starts like this with tightly closed buds formed the previous summer.


Rhododendron cluster by TwoPlusCute
Then the petals start to pop and unravel.


Rhododendron open cluster by TwoPlusCute
Then the clusters explode with color!


Rhododendron cluster bloom by TwoPlusCute
Beautiful contrast.



Late spring Rhododendron cluster by TwoPlusCute
All this pink, sporting leopard like ‘tattoo’ in its center petal. This is one sassy Rhododendron.


Rhododendron bloom close up by TwoPlusCute
Isn’t it glorious?


Beautiful Rhododendron by TwoPlusCute

I hope you too had a great weekend and if it was rainy, I wish you get lots more sun soon!



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22 thoughts on “Rhododendron Blooms

    • June 1, 2015 at 12:17 am

      Welcome! I loved that header and it surprised me – I usually am all about neutrals and 90’s modern. This is a busy header but so full of life (at least to me, hehe).

  • May 28, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Beautiful Blooms! Mine are blooming too! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my slope!!


  • May 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Very lovely! They are a gorgeous and vibrant color! Mother nature is the best designer. 🙂 Maybe this weekend k and I can finally plant some flower seeds we have been meaning to.

    • May 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      The loveliest part (besides the glorious blooms) is I don’t have to do anything. They don’t need work: no fertilizing, no pruning, no nothing – heck I don’t even water them.
      All plants should be like my Rhododendrons! Lol 😀

    • May 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      Oh, it must be amazing with the garden tours! Great way to welcome spring. 🙂

  • May 26, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Our rhododendrons out front bloomed like crazy, but are now all dropping off. So I’ll just look at your pretty pictures instead 😀

    Thanks for linking up to the Macro Monday Mixer. Hope to see you next week. I pinned your post to the MMM board on Pinterest.
    Stephanie Volkert posted…Macro Monday Mixer #5

    • May 26, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Ah, you must have had a better weather than we did then. Our winter lasted pretty long so my Rhododendrons bloomed late. Or else, they’d be shedding their petals too – like yours – at this time of the season.

      Thank you for the pin! 🙂

  • May 26, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Your rhododendron blooms are brilliantly beautiful! What a pretty place in your spring garden, to sit a spell, and take in the dreamy views. Thanks so much for sharing, and enjoy!

    P.S.: Thanks so much for your kind comment on my feature at Junk Chic Cottage!:))

    • May 26, 2015 at 11:18 am

      Thank you Nicole, it’s good to have even a little spot that looks neat and beautiful. Well, as neat as a garden can be. 😀

  • May 25, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    We have tons of Rhodies here in the Pacific NW. I think our weather is perfect for them. Some are so large, they are actually trees! They really are beautiful when they are blooming, for some reason they make me think of Hawaii. 🙂
    Glad you had such great weather! It was overcast here, but made for a great yard work weekend!

    • May 26, 2015 at 11:17 am

      They do have a Hawaii vibe, you are right!
      Up close they look downright exotic.

      I did my best to *will* you some sunlight. Is it working? Because today it is our time to be overcast. 🙂

    • May 25, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Different cultivars come in different colors like the stunning “purple splendor” that gives deep violet-purple clusters.
      I think mine, is a Rhododendron variety called “Nova Zembla”.

      I did take a few photos but they didn’t make the cut because the front is a construction site (a mess!) right now. 🙂


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