In honor of my photographer’s birthday today, I am posting some of his creations. Not many people know that you can hybridize rhododendrons, the beauties of the Northwest, providing you have the patience of Job and the tenacity of a chemist. The seeds are dust-like and you have to mate them on the stamens. You must then wait for the seeds to mature, collect and dry the pods……yadayada. The mean time from thoughts of mating to blooming plant is at least seven years–think Jacob and Rachel in the Bible…..Like I said, not many people attempt it!
Happy Spring time Blooms to all our readers–we appreciate your comments and your stopping by our blog :).