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Bloom Day: Rhododendron and Hellebore in CA

Rhododendron_and_helleboreI’m not really a fan of rhododendrons, but this baby’s been blooming its head off for months, and who can complain about that?  The lime green hellebore below it actually looks like a color combination I would have planned if I’d ever planned anything in the garden.

Posted by on March 15, 2008 at 9:54 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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7 responses to “Bloom Day: Rhododendron and Hellebore in CA”

  1. Michele Owens says:

    Actual photos of blooms in a real Ranter’s garden!!! Another sign that spring will eventually arrive here in the north woods.

  2. Lisa Albert says:

    So you rave about the rhody but don’t tell us her name? C’mon, ‘fess up, inquiring minds want to know.

    Lovely combo.

  3. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I am so happy to read that you aren’t a great planner. I always feel guilty when I read about all the planning. My plans usually go by the wayside when the real creative urge strikes.

  4. eliz says:

    I like that rhodie–looks kind of wild, and the color is strong.

  5. Amy Stewart says:

    Name? The rhododendron has a name? Beats me.

  6. Bonnie says:

    wow, look at the blooms on that thing. The color is amazing. If that doesn’t usher in spring, I don’t know what will.

  7. It’s been blooming for months? And here we midwestern gardeners have been obsessing over tiny crocuses and snowdrops and buds that might be blooms, while that rhodo has been flashing neon on the west coast.

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