Monday, April 21, 2008

Pinxter Flower

Oh Lawd, I am tired tonight. Woke up at 3:30 this morning and could not get back to sleep, finally gave in about 5 and just got up. Worked all day at the Forest and then drove out to Graham to have dinner with some friends, as soon as I finish this post I'm putting this old body to bed.
I couldn't get through April without sharing this delight. A native pink azalea, Rhododendron nudiflorum, also called the Pinxter-Flower. This tall airy shrub is downright flamboyant with its frilly peppermint candy flowers. They bloom all up and down the creeks for several weeks in April and stand out strong against the daily thickening green.


Rosebay said...

View all the North American native Rhododendrons.

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Garden Girl said...

Thanks for sharing