As you can see from the pictures taken today, the show is still on at the grove in Fitzwilliam. Perhaps the cool wet July weather has extended the bloom time. Or not. This year has been showier than most. That being said, the main event is almost over. This weekend will be the last good one, but there will still be a few flowers to see by mid August.
A reminder – these are native plants. Rhododendron maximus is the species. They were never part of any human owned estate. They are naturally occurring. They will all be mostly white when the flowers are fully opened. Only when the buds are unfolding will you see some pink. A few flowers here and there might retain some of that pink color when they are fully open. Look for that.
Another reminder – the mosquitos are thick, so prepared.
Until next week,