My Garden: 2007 Rhododendrons and Native Azaleas grown here around Charlotte

Rhododendrons in My Garden: 2007


David Royster
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Piedmont Chapter, American Rhododendron Society
Charlotte, NC

This has already begun as a strange year with plants blooming in early January followed by a very cold February.  There may be plants mislabeled due the handiwork of squirrels and cats and dogs and general miscommunication when transplanting cuttings.  If you see any plants that you know to be mislabeled, please email me. 

January 2007 (13 Images) This was an unusually warm beginning of January.  The camellias have been all out of sorts.
February 2007 (6 images) We start with a brief snow on the 1st of the month.
March 2007 (40 images) Camellias, evergreen azaleas, and lepidote rhododendrons are in full bloom here.  A few elepidote rhododendron are beginning to show.
April 2007 (111 images) We had a deep freeze on the eve of Easter and from April 6 through about April 15, plants and flowers were recovering.  In the meantime, the larvae of the Fall Cankerworm were munching their way through the garden, coming down from every oak tree in the neighborhood.
May 2007 (73 images) We moved in May and moved a number of plants, but did not get them in the ground.  The horrible drought of 2007 has kept most of the moved plants in pots under a sprinkler system.  We hope for wetter weather in 2008 so we can get these planted.
June 2007 (6 images) The horrible drought of 2007 continues to wither plants and hopes for a good planting season.
July 2007 (8 images) Perennials are the only thing that are looking good in July.  It is hot!!

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