Two years ago, we called in the pros to turn our lackluster front yard into a nicer looking landscape. One of the plants they installed was a rhododendron, sited in a corner to eventually grow tall and conceal the ugly box where the phone line comes into the house. (Can't someone design these boxes so they're not such eyesores?)
Anyway, for the past two years our rhodie has grown but didn't put out any buds. While it was getting established, I was getting antsy to see what those promised blooms were going to look like. This spring it formed buds (yay!), then, over the last three or four days, they s-l-o-w-l-y started to open.
And this morning, Easter Sunday, here's what we woke up to:
The blooms are as big as saucers! I don't know how long they'll last, but Hubs and I will certainly enjoy them as we eat our meals on the sun porch just a couple of feet away. What a lovely start to our day this was! Here's wishing you and yours equally beautiful Easter joys!
Text and image ©2017 Lynn Edwards