I love flowers. I don’t know much about them, I rarely recognize species without help, but I do like to look at them.
I plant a few each spring, but haven’t got a clue as to which ones will do well , I just pick them because they look pretty in the nursery.
That was definitely the case when we purchased these rhododendron bushes a few years ago. I thought the purple flowers would be a nice contrast to the row of green bushes in the front of our house.
Unfortunately, I didn’t ask about how much sun they needed, and I planted them too close to the house, so most years, they don’t look very pretty. But this year, surprisingly after the cold bleak winter, there is a splash of purple on my front yard as the bushes bloom.
Who knew that a cold winter was what they needed to look their best?