The rhododendrons on the front lawn will soon be at their peak. This is a beauty, exact colour name unknown, but it’s a deep, fucshia (almost red) colour. Given that the poor plant is nicked regularlarly with the weed-whacker, relieved of its leaves by rambunctious kids, and has probably never been fertilized, it’s a wonder that it continues to bloom so magnificently every year.
About 15′ away, this lavender beauty is also putting on a fine show. She gets saved from the weed-whacker, and I do deposit my old container soil around her base each spring, so she fares a bit better as far as treatment and size go. This is one of my favourite colours for rhodies.
I know a lot of you don’t care for impatiens — I do, because it performs so well in the shady parts of the balcony here. And I particularly love this new Super Elfin Blush and can’t wait to see some of the containers as they continue to fill in. It’s such a delicate, candy pink. A happy colour! And that’s the view from where I stand today.