Camellias and Rhododendrons, Oh My!

For those of you following my blog, you know how I love to photograph in certain, local botanical gardens during the springtime and other seasons. With the cold weather behind us, things are really popping now in the blooms department! Lots of pretty Camellias and Rhododendrons as shown below!

And I finally found out what these intriguing shrub blooms are—Fothergilla major, commonly called Witch-Alder. Their leaves put on a spectacular color show in the autumn!

I’ve put together a few slide shows (complete with music) of my floral photos taken recently and posted them on YouTube. I hope to be doing more of this as time permits. Here are my newest ones! I hope you enjoy them!



All photos property of Peggy A Thompson

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8 Responses to Camellias and Rhododendrons, Oh My!

  1. Wonderful, wonderful. I LOVE camelias.

  2. Gunta says:

    Love that Witch-Alder. Beautiful and unusual.

  3. tonytomeo says:

    When rhododendrons were our main crop, camellias were our fourth major crop, with azaleas the second, and pieris the third. There are many more camellias now, so they might be our second major crop, including both japonicas and sasasnquas. Reticulatas never became popular.

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