Here’s a photo of another flower blooming in the garden today. I don’t know if this rhododendron is confused, or if the warmer weather we’ve had here for two years now has encouraged an extra bloom time, but it is a repeat bloomer this year (and was last year, too!).
These rhododendrons are planted all around the house and are very pretty for about one week in the Spring, but they fade quickly after blooming. They’ve also struggled terribly with the lack of rain and our unusually hot summers, so the last two years have been very hard on them. But we’ve had cooler temperatures and some nice rain this week, and so here they are in bloom again!
Click on the informational links below to read about fall blooming rhododendrons: