As you can see from some of the accompanying photos taken 6/25, there are a few early blooms this year. Maybe the hot dry weather has spurred them on. Or not. Who knows? In any case, the main show will still happen mid July. Maybe day or 2 earlier. As beautiful and wondrous as the Rhododendron maximus grove is, the blooms are a bit scarce this year. I think I said last week that perhaps last year’s magnificent bloom has caused them to take some time off from flowering. It’s all a mystery to me. As dry as it has been, the mosquitos are quite active at the Grove, so be ready!
Until next week- Ted Lenk