. . . . . . . meet my last azalea to bloom, the beautiful
Mrs. G. G. Gerbing, Rhododendron indicum, a pure white 'sport'
of the George L. Taber azalea, the pretty pink one I showed here.
This white beauty is a vigorous grower and profuse bloomer given the
right conditions. My 'G.G.' is just a few years old and has some
catching up to do to reach the heights of 'George'. Both can reach 6-8 feet
tall and 4-6 feet wide.
This time honored variety is the standard for white Satsuki azaleas.
Blooms early and abundantly in medium, single pure white flowers.
Dense foliage on a spreading shrub produces a versatile landscape candidate.
Ideal for urban landscapes. A natural in Asian-inspired gardens.
I couldn't resist cutting a few to enjoy indoors.
Still gardening non-stop.
Today awaiting delivery of 10 cu. yards - a small mountain - of cypress wood chips.
Every couple of years we refresh the entire back garden walkways and
natural areas with these nice looking chips making walking clean and comfy.
Hoping a certain granddaughter's boyfriend will arrive later to assist Bob in
'moving the mountain' as my back will no longer allow that part.
I'll make the tea and serve healthy homemade carrot muffins.
And today ~ a very happy 90th Birthday to
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II