Virtual Rhododendron Garden Rhododendrons and Native Azaleas grown around Charlotte, NC and (hopefully) in Kentucky

The Virtual Rhododendron Garden

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Pictures from various Gardens

Camera Comparisons These pictures were taken by several different cameras of the same image.  Compare and contrast to your heart's content.
Garden 2000 These pictures were taken Spring 2000 on the dates indicated. They were taken with a digital camera - a Sony Mavica MVC-FD81. They have not been retouched.
Garden 2001 Pictures taken in Charlotte, NC.  Images taken by SONY Mavica MVC-FD91 Spring 2001
Garden 2002 Images taken by Sony DSC-P5
Garden 2003 Images taken by Sony DSC-P5
Garden 2004 Images taken by Canon EOS Rebel Digital
Garden 2005 Images taken by Canon EOS Rebel Digital
Garden 2006 Images taken by Canon EOS Rebel Digital, Canon Powershot A95, and Canon Elph SD30
Garden 2007 Images taken by Canon EOS Rebel Digital, Canon Powershot A95, and Canon Elph SD30
Garden 2008 Images taken by Canon EOS Rebel Digital XTi
Garden 2009 Images taken by Canon EOS 50D
Rhododendrons This is the collection of the photographs of hybrid elepidote and lepidote rhododendrons grouped in alphabetical order.
Evergreen Azaleas This is the collection of the photographs of hybrid evergreen azaleas grouped in alphabetical order.
Deciduous Hybrid Azaleas This is the collection of the photographs of hybrid hybrid deciduous azaleas grouped in alphabetical order.
Native Azaleas This is the collection of the photographs of native deciduous azaleas grouped in alphabetical order.

Rhododendron and Garden Links

More images will be added as time and disk space permit.


Rhododendrons from the Piedmont of the Carolinas

Dexter Hybrids

These are photographs of hybrid rhododendrons developed by Charles Owen Dexter of Sandwich, Cape Cod, MA. These hybrids tend to do well in the Middle South and here around Charlotte, NC. Photographs here were gathered from around the web to give the largest possible exposure to all of the Dexter hybrids.  There are several large collections and expositions of Dexter hybrids on the web:  (1) the William Bartram chapter has a page(s) of photographs taken in their gardens; (2) John and Sally Perkins of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society have a marvelous collection of photos of gardens, rhododendrons, azaleas, etc, including specifically a collection of Dexter hybrids;

Other Hybrids


Species Rhododendrons Grown in van Landingham Glen, UNC Charlotte

R. catawbiense - the Catawba rhododendron, native to the mountains of the Appalachians. Roan Mountain derives its name from the display of these flowers in late spring. This link is a picture of Greybeard Mountain framed by R. catawbiense. (From North Carolina Scenic Calendar 1994, picture by George Humphries)
R. maximum - the Rosebay rhododendron, or giant laurel, native to the mountains of the Appalachians. Normally found at the lower elevations while R. catawbiense occurs at the higher elevations.

The van Landingham Glen on the UNC Charlotte campus is a 7.5 acre garden with hundreds, if not thousands, of rhododendrons and native azaleas.  Many were gathered through the work by Drs. Hechenbleikner and Mellichamp who have made the garden into the showplace it is today.


Native & Deciduous Azaleas in the Piedmont of the Carolinas

Deciduous Azaleas

Brazil
Hazel Hamilton
My Mary: A George Beasley hybrid. A second picture from April 2000.
Nacooche: a Choptank hybrid
Scarlet Ibis: a selection of R. flammeum.
Orangeade: an orange one for sure!
Also see
Deciduous Hybrid Azaleas


Native Azaleas and Rhododendrons


Non-Native Azaleas and Rhododendrons



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