|Rhododendron 'Black Eye'
garnered the most ooohs and ahhhs from
This cross was created using 'Anah Kruschke' x 'Purple Spendor' is surprisingly ideal for that sunny location.
Many visitors were excited about coming to our spring show and sale and getting one of their own!
|Cool and slightly
overcast, the day was beautiful for garden talks,
photography, and enjoying the company.
The rhododendrons were in peak form with their dazzling colors and fragrant perfume.
|The many deciduous
azaleas, like the orange one on the right,
thrilled visitors with their fragrance.
The most common question of the day? "How to tell an azalea from a rhododendron?"
|Pinks drew a
lot of praise with many beautiful examples to point to
when answering questions such as how big, growing needs, and pruning.
'Blue Peter' and Liz's occidentale hybrid were big hits
with visitors as well.
Visitors were from all over the U.S. and included many from Eastern Oregon and the Eastern seaboard.
|The answer? All azaleas
are rhododendrons, but not all rhododendrons are
The exercise.... Now, let's look at the different plants we have here in the exhibit (and thanks to Liz Hult's efforts there was a lot for folks to look at!).
THANK YOU LIZ!
|A garden treasure in our
All photos by Kath Collier
|Liz included name tags on
the exhibits so that both hosts and visitors could write
down their favorite selections.
||There were not very many
quiet moments to chat about rhododendrons, propagation,
and collections during the day. Here Liz Hult and Dave
Collier take advantage of a few quiet moments.
Most exhibits were from the Hult garden, with a few additional ones from both the MacIntyre and Collier gardens.