Washington State Flower – Rhododendron

The Rhodies are in bloom! A great time to visit The Arboretum in Seattle or the Rhododendron Gardens in Federal Way.

Many people from out of the area buy homes here with rhododendron plants and ask me questions about their care. The Seattle Rhododendron Society is a great source of info on the topic.

Here are some pics I just took of a variety of sizes shapes and colors in the front and back yard. Rhododendron are just one of the reasons Seattle “feels like home to me”.

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18 thoughts on “Washington State Flower – Rhododendron

  1. It’s a reminder to everyone to get out and see it all…before it’s gone! πŸ™‚ They are a short lived bloom. Glad you enjoyed them.

  2. David,

    That I can step outside of “my office” and see ALL of these in about 30 steps is pretty awesome. I wish Rhodie blooms lasted from April til September! Though I find “deadheading” rhodies when they start to fade very therapeutic.

    • Ardell- Our Mid-Century Modern home has lots of window walls bringing the Rhodie-filled garden inside. And that’s why I have a hard time appreciating the (usually builer designed) so-called “Craftsman” homes with their small, divided-up stock windows. J-

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