Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Washington)
A few early blooming rhododendrons
The rhododendrons are just beginning to bloom. The first one is the beautiful red 'Taurus'. This is one of the first I planted and it has improved every year. This is the first time it has had this many blooms.
'Blue Baron' is one I found at Home Depot after first moving here. It is a puny shrub but that color makes me weak.
Another small one is 'Ramapo'. It is planted next to the front steps. True to the description, it is staying under 2 feet.
And finally, 'PJM', the very first rhododendron to bloom. It has been blooming about two weeks now.