10/11/14

hollard gardens

Last week, we had some really constant windy days. Since I don't pay much attention to the news, I assumed that the wind was from a hurricane somewhere in the Pacific--that happens now and then. But, I was wrong. It was just really, really windy weather. So when we went to Hollard Gardens today, I was quite happy to see that there were still lots of bloom on the bushes and trees. The rhodos were in magnificent form.


These are magnolia buds.





This is a native kowhai tree.




16 comments:

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

oh my goodness - what a gorgeous garden. so lovely. what a great day!! ( :

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous blooms and images.. happy weekend!

Gusta Bogdan said...

so beautiful flowers! What a gorgeous garden.

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

You've captured the Rhododendrons in gorgeous form! Since Portland, Oregon is the home of some of the best Rhodies in the world, I knew you would want me to provide the complete name! I would expect no less from my followers. I can't tell you what fun it is to see your blooms as our are beginning to fade into rest. Love, Susie

marshaleith said...

beautiful!! I am glad they survived the wind.

Linda W. said...

What pretty flowers!

Lisa Gordon said...

It looks like you are having a beautiful spring!
These flowers are gorgeous.

Ela said...

Such gorgeous flowers ! Great photos !
Have a nice Sunday :)

CountryMum said...

What a beautiful garden. Gorgeous photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful spring colors. The rhody (the first one) is my absoslute all-time favorite shade. I love it -- all are beautiful.

doodles n daydreams said...

Beautiful.

Diana

Donna said...

Love these full, vibrant floral images

Ida said...

Such beautiful flowers. This would be a place I would enjoy and just did through your lovely photos. That first Rhodie is such a gorgeous peach shade.

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos

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pattisjarrett said...

Wow, spring exploded over there! Beautiful flowers.