Flower Friday Post 3: Rhododendron

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Woo! It’s finally Friday, which means it’s not only time for the weekend, but also another Flower Friday! 😀 Some of you might remember Last Flower Friday, when I mentioned that the rhododendron in my backyard finally had one single bud on it. Well, as you can see from the picture above, that lone bud turned into a poofy pink ball of magnificence. And several more sprouted up to join it, much to my delight!

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The leaves on this plant are pretty interesting, being much thicker and coarser than your typical plant leaves. Fun Fact: The rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal. I can totally see why, too, because they’re absolutely gorgeous. I’ll be sad to see these guys go once they’ve finished blooming.

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I’ve got some yellow irises blooming out in the front yard right now, too. Those were quite the pleasant surprise to say the least. This past Memorial weekend I spent a lot of time out in the yard getting stuff done. Weeding, raking, trimming, more weeding. It was exhausting in the heat, but it really did make a big difference. Oh, and the pine cones. SO. MANY. DAMN. PINE. CONES. They’re everywhere. I rake them up one day, and the giant pine tree by my back porch promptly projectile vomits them up all over again by the next day so that my porch is covered once more.

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If this were accurate I’d be rich AF, just sayin’.

Well, that’s it for this week’s Flower Friday. Are you planting/growing anything special at the moment? Have a great weekend, everyone! ❤

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8 thoughts on “Flower Friday Post 3: Rhododendron”

      1. I think I might have dark pink and white. Right now I can’t tell, but when they were first coming up at the start of spring I know at least some had the color the dark pink ones usually get at my mom’s house. Now I can’t tell because they all still refuse to bud. Meanwhile everyone else’s are gorgeous and thriving! D:

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    1. Thanks! It’s been a lot of hard work, but we’re doing what we can to really spruce things up. You can tell someone who lived here before had quite the green thumb, but the renters here before us didn’t seem to do anything with the outside for a long time. It definitely has needed the TLC. 🙂
      I didn’t know that about Nepal either until I was reading about them the other day. I thought it was pretty interesting.

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