Time of blooming Rhododendrons


Rhododendron is a genus of more than thousand species of woody plants in the heath family, either evergreen or deciduous, and found mainly in Asia. It is the national flower of Nepal. The name come from Ancient Greek words ῥόδον rhódon "rose" and δένδρον déndron "tree". Rhododendrons are spectacular garden shrubs grown for their clusters of Spring blooming, bell-shaped flowers and attractive evergreen foliage. Rhododendrons are broadly classified into 6 main categories. These are Elipidote Rhododendrons, Lepidote Rhododendrons, Species Rhododendrons, Vireya Rhododendrons, Evergreen Azaleas and Deciduous Azaleas. Azaleas make up two subgenera of Rhododendron. They are distinguished from "true" rhododendrons by having only five anthers per flower.
Colorful Rhododendrons are blooming right now at the Botanical Garden of Polish Academy of Science in Powsin near Warsaw. This amazing spectacle of colors will last just for a few weeks. 




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  1. Really gorgeous flower images. The colors are so vivid and vibrant.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. very pretty

    have a nice Monday

    much love...

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  3. Piękne kwiaty :) pozdrawiamy serdecznie

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  4. What gorgeous flowers! I loved seeing and learning about them. Thank you!

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  5. Oh how beautiful, ours are not quite ready to bloom, but I think pretty soon. Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

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  6. Beautiful colours! They won't survive here because it gets too cold.

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  7. Our rhodos are blooming right now too. I'm amazed they can live as far north as we live. - Margy

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  8. Beautiful photos. I live the bright red one. We have ours just beginning to bloom now. Love them.

    Yael from HomeGardenDiggers blog

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  9. Really stunning images. Love them all.

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  10. I had no idea of the variety of colors and form of rhododendron. The bloom in the third photo especially - I find the color of that one surprising!
    Thank you for sharing these great photos at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/textures.html

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  11. So lush. I wonder if it would grow here. We are quite tropical along the Gulf Coast of Texas.


    Here's my Wordless Wednesday!

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  12. These are gorgeous photos! I'm a sucker for azaleas and these remind me of those.

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  13. Gorgeous photos of the rhododendrons! Always one of my spring favorites.

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  14. Gorgeous photos of gorgeous flowers.....

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  15. A beautiful variety of colours. My parents planted a small Rhododendron in the front lawn the first house they bought when they got married in the 1950's & it was still there when they sold the house after their retirement in their 60's. It grew into a huge beautiful tree that was always covered in masses of pink flowers.

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  16. beautiful flowers...and wonderful photos of them

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  17. Beautiful set of images. Very nicely captured.

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