Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Last Hurrah-Rhododendrons
At any rate, it's working. And so, a day or so late....the last hurrah of Binghamton's rhododendrons.
My spouse and I took an exercise walk today and almost all of the rhododendrons were spent. There were a couple of specimens in the shade that still looked good. I wish I had a camera with me because one was not the usual pink/purple color (above, taken Sunday) you seem to find in this area. It was a darker purple.
But, in addition to the usual purple, I found, right in my neighborhood, a lilac colored specimen.
Now, the roses are taking over, along with various annuals. For a brief time we will have peonies too.
This bed isn't in full bloom yet, but is probably the largest peony bed in this area that I know of. This isn't all of it, but I don't have a wide angle lens.
Tomorrow (if Blogger cooperates)....a "Walk on the Wild Side".