October is Rhododendron Festival time in Dunedin. The botanic gardens here are one of the primo sites to go and see them, but all over town they are amazing right now. So, with this understanding I went out and purchased one for my place. Her name is Rubicon and she is a brilliant red. I took her photo but it isn’t showing her in her best light, she has lovely little black dots in the throat of the flowers which look rather fetching.
Below is last years new rhodie. She is Princess Alice and I bought her because she is scented and I had been so impressed with the smell of the one in my friend’s garden every time I walked past it. She is white with a pink tinge when in bud. Lovely stuff. Again the photo is a bit rubbish, will post a better one if I can get one while she is still enveloped in blooms.