The hot weather we had during the last week or so seems to have sped up the process a little, but it still looks like mid-July will be “peak” bloom. As I have said before, the blooming period for these Rhododendrons starts towards the beginning of July and extends sometimes to mid August, so if you do not get there exactly on July 15, you won’t miss it.
As usual, there are many stages of flower bud conditions to be seen this week – some extended and swollen, some still very tight, and one or two out all the way and blooming. All the pictures you see here were from July 1st, 2021.
It was very buggy there today. Remember to be prepared for that.
Until next week,