This week’s visit to Rhododendron State Park demonstrates a normally wide range of spring growth and development all around the grove, as shown in the photographs taken yesterday (6/18).
I saw one or two flower buds starting to open up in a sunny area by the newly built bridge, but for the most part, the flower buds in the other parts of the grove are still fairly closed. A good number are beginning to swell a bit as expected; the “main event” (peak bloom) will happen somewhere around the middle of July as usual.
At least that is my prediction at this time. Between the unpredictability of weather and plants, sometimes it is hard to tell what will happen until the day you are there. Keep “tuned in” to these bloom reports and I will do the best I can to tell you.
Don’t forget the bug dope!
Until next time,
Monadnock State Park
P.O. Box 181
Jaffrey, NH 03452
603 532 8862