Pink lotus

Flowers



Passing bee

Gleaner Gardens, North Scituate, Rhode Island is a private garden featuring over 100 species of rhododendron and azaleas. Its owners kindly open it to the public on occasion so that they can marvel in its beauty. AIMG_1368

Pink perfection

Gleaner Gardens, North Scituate, Rhode Island is a private garden featuring over 100 species of rhododendron and azaleas. Its owners kindly open it to the public on occasion so that they can marvel in its beauty. gleanergardens.wordpress.com/about/ AIMG_1350

Along the path

View from one of the paths in Gleaner Gardens. Gleaner Gardens, North Scituate, Rhode Island is a private garden featuring over 100 species of rhododendron and azaleas. Its owners kindly open it to the public on occasion so that they can marvel in its beauty. Visible are the red, white, pink and purple of the rhododendrons, the orange of the azalea, the yellow of the golden chain tree and the green hostas in the foreground. gleanergardens.wordpress.com/about/ AIMG_1351

Heavenly truss

Gleaner Gardens, North Scituate, Rhode Island is a private garden featuring over 100 species of rhododendron and azaleas. Its owners kindly open it to the public on occasion so that they can marvel in its beauty. gleanergardens.wordpress.com/about/ AIMG_1352

Spring garden

The side area between my garage and my neighbor's fence used to be a tall weed collection. After staring at it for years, I finally cut it back and planted a small garden composed primarily of variegated hostas, rhododendrons and alzaleas. I planted arborvitae to separate it from my neighbor's weed collection. Immediately after planting the arborvitae, I discovered that I was allergic to them and that they caused hives upon contact. I'll keep my distance in the future. ODT: Backyard AIMG_1316

Garden Buddha

Buddha with Elsie Lee Azaleas ODT: Inspirational AIMG_1312

Golden chain tree

Golden Chain trees are know for their yellow flowers that hand wysteria-like in pendulous racemes from their branches. Despite their beauty, all parts of the tree are poisonous to humans if ingested, causing include intense sleepiness, vomiting, convulsive movements, coma, slight frothing at the mouth and unequally dilated pupils. However, some butterflies feed off the pollen with no difficulties. AIMG_1307

Pink dogwood

Pink flowering dogwood tree. The tree is beautiful in all seasons. In the spring, it is covered by pink bracts before the folliiage appears. In the summer, it is covered with green leaves. In the fall, its leaves turn bright red. In the winter, its bark is interesting and it has red berries that attract birds. AIMG_1310

Hellikki Rhododendron

Hellikki Rhododendrons are a newer variety of rhododendron developed for harsh climates at the University of Helsinki in Finland. They are a smaller, denser variety with large, showy fuschia flower trusses. ODT: In the pink AIMG_1291
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