This weekend will be the last chance to see the grove in all its splendor of the 2019 full bloom, but it will still be worth the trip in the next 10 days or so.
Although there are a few blooms left here and there (look above eye level along the path), most of the blossoms in the Rhododendron State Park grove are past and gone. A number of the dropped flowers can now be seen on the ground. It seems that the warm temperatures and dry conditions may have […]
July is here with an abundance of heat and humidity (and not all that much rain). The grove at is a bit cooler, but even with the rain we got this weekend it is still quite dry. There has not been much in the way of mushrooms to be seen so far, but we will […]
It is still hot and dry here in southwestern NH, although the weekend forecast called for cooler and wetter weather. It is my guess that the warm temperatures have contributed to the early bloom at the Rhododendron State Park grove this year. What else is it? A mystery. Many theories are offered, but as logical […]
As the cultivated rhododendrons in landscaped house gardens are fading for the season, the native “rose trees” at the rhododendron grove in Fitzwilliam, NH are still not ready to bloom. It may be another two weeks or so before they are fully in blossom. The temperature and rainfall usually have an effect on timing of […]
Hey Folks, This week’s tour of Rhododendron State Park was a bit on the cool side – 58 degrees F at 3:00 pm – windy and dry. Not much in the way of biting insects, but a few found me. As shown in these photos (which were taken on Thursday June 9, 2016), the flower […]
This week there are lots of fully blooming flowers to be seen at Rhododendron State Park. “Peak bloom” is a bit early this year. Perhaps the weather has affected the timing. I suspect that it will always be a mystery. Plants are often that way and sometimes that can be a good thing. It helps […]