Beauty of Trees

First four photos taken in Hamilton Park, Gore on the same lovely spring evening when I took the hawthorn blossom and willow shots. Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken 03 Nov 2020.

Last two photos taken in central Gore, at the public garden.

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White rhododendron at Gore Public Garden.

Same rhododendron, this time with Nigel 🙂

Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. What beautiful flowers! I was surprised how much they resembled our azaleas — and look what I learned:

    All azaleas are Rhododendrons but not all Rhododendrons are azaleas.
    Most Azaleas are deciduous, but true Rhododendrons are usually evergreen.
    Azaleas have funnel shaped flowers. Rhodi flowers tend to be bell-shaped.

    I did remember that ‘rhododendron’ translates as ‘rose tree,’ and these are almost tree-sized.

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    1. Rhododendrons grow wonderfully well in the south of NZ and we have all sorts! I have photos from Dunedin yet to post, your response encourages me to do so! Some flowers are deliciously fragrant especially in azaleas but also some rhodos. I didn’t know the name translates as ‘rose tree’ and I’m grateful you mentioned it. Beautiful. Thanks Linda!

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