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Bud watch, an Azalea and an opening flower truss.

10 April 2017 18:53:58

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Evening all, where to start with but my bud watch photo.

The second photo is of the latest evergreen Azalea I added to the garden towards the end of last year, it is A.koromo shikubu which has these unusual strap like petals, and by all accounts is mightily impressive when it gets to a decent size.

The third photo is of the one bud on R.roxieanun var oreonastes just on the verge of opening and to my mind it is stunningly beautiful.

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TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 10 April 2017 19:28:40

I'm so glad not all your rhodos take so long to open!!!!

Jackie Jackie 10 April 2017 19:41:12

It is a long time, but I think I can see a difference tonight! All lovely photos but  that last photo is just gorgeous

accsean accsean 10 April 2017 19:41:14

Thanks Hazel and that's a good point. I might have started my series a month or so too soon.

accsean accsean 10 April 2017 19:45:03

Thanks Jackie, if the flowers of R.roxieanum are half as nice when they are open I will be happy out.

fraoch fraoch 10 April 2017 22:02:07

That bud is definitely making progress. Lovely photos.

Fleurette Fleurette 10 April 2017 22:24:54

Another step forward in the "watch" journal.  Progress continues.  

As you suggested to me a while ago, I must contact Glendoick to see if I can order R. roxieanum for collection when we visit there in July.  It really is splendid. 

accsean accsean 11 April 2017 00:26:37

Thanks Fraoch, at least it's better than watching paint dry.

Thanks Fleurette, hopefully they will have one. I see on their website that they have the grafted version of oreonastes available.


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