Saturday, April 17, 2010

Native Azaleas Deep in a Forest Clearing

I stopped off for Bloom Day before continuing showing the Native Plants I saw on Susie's and my visit to the garden of the Butterfly Expert and the Longleaf Pine Consultant. Going back and forth between Evergreen Azaleas and Native Azaleas is making my head bizzy. They are all so beautiful.
R.flammeum, orange to red and R.austrinum, yellow to orange.

R. canesens, pink

R.alabamense, white with yellow blotches. The Native Azalea Expert shows how to transfer pollen to set seeds for crosses.
Dogwoods are still visible in the forest, Live Oaks nearer the garden, evidence of daffodils just past.
This is one of the finest garden experiences I have had.
It was a privilege to visit and be allowed to take pictures to share with all of you.


  1. Neil Jean,

    I've been to places where I was amazed at the gardens this is one of them no question. Wish I'd had the chance to come along.

    We visited this plantation last fall during a butterfly count and the setting was so wonderful. But the crazy locals were hunting doves in the corn rows and shooting like crazy, likely more than 100 of them, downright unsafe!

  2. Such stunning azaleas ... a real feast for the eyes! The last photo shows a truly beautiful garden view - these trees are magnificent.

  3. The flowering plants are beautiful, but my favorite picture is that last of the woods.

  4. Oh, Nell Jean, what a wonderful treat to visit such a beautifully natural garden. It is so fun to walk through another devoted gardeners sacred places. The native azaleas are stunning. I so desire to plant the Pinxter here but haven't managed to find it.

    Thanks for the secret tip on the Latin for wort... you are a treasure trove of goodness, dear Lady! I would LOVE to stroll around with you through your beautiful place someday.

  5. Wish I could have been there. Just beautiful!

  6. The azalea pictures have just been marvelous Nell. I can imagine what all of those looked like in person. I would have been boggy eyed looking at them. LOL!

  7. What a dream come true, Nell Jean. The native azaleas are my heart's delight and we have planted every one we can get our hands on here. Canescens is blooming so fragrantly right now, and the hybrids are also lovely. I would so love to see them in their native habitat with the dogwoods, with an expert to help with the identification. Lucky you! :-)

  8. The native azaleas are so beautiful! The last picture is almost like a garden in my dream. Wish I can wander through it...

  9. Wow, that's a beautiful place, too! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. What a lovely tour. Especially that wooded area in the last shot. There are many things I love about living in my desert terrain but I truly miss the shade of deciduous trees.

  11. aloha,

    thanks for showing us a little bit about your corner of the world today....what a wonderful tour filled with these local azaleas, beautiful nell


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