What’s Blooming at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

This past weekend I attended Blue Poppy Day, held each May, at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, WA. Needless to say, the garden was exploding with color. In my zealousness, I took over 200 photos. I obviously can’t post them all, but I will try to show as much variation and color as possible. Obviously, the crowned jewels of the garden are the rhododendron species, but there are many companion plants as well, including the prized Blue Poppy. So, have a seat and enjoy!

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6 Responses to What’s Blooming at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

  1. They certainly are glorious!

  2. No doubt in my mind at all. YOU are the Flower Lady. 😉

  3. tonytomeo says:

    You know, I have never been there. They got a few of their rhododendrons from my colleague a long time ago. He even took a few up there years ago on his way to Tahuya. I have heard about it, but never stopped by.

    • You really should stop by the garden if you are ever up this way in mid spring. It’s amazing!

      • tonytomeo says:

        I was with others the last time I went to Issaquah. Besides, by the time I get to that area, it is usually June. We have plenty of bloom here, and only a few get to see it. It would be nice if we could do our Open House events again, but we are a few years away from that. Ours is not as spectacular as yours, but impressive in a way because no one expects to find it here.

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