April 2023 So many distractions

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I was supposed to be (my own assignment to myself) doing Pinaceae this month, but there were so many distractions, I decided it would be better to leave Pinaceae to their own thread. This posting was originally in that thread, so that's why I started it with ...

    ... continuing the wet wood series, here is Stewartia sinensis.
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    I'm a big fan of Rhododendron barbatum, and can hardly ever do justice in my photos to the great bark, but yesterday was my day.
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    And even a cherry, Prunus sargentii, o-yama-zakura.
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    Unrelated to anything that has gone before, here is Rhododendron aff. morii, with a red label, which means it might be that. I was attracted by the yellow flower stems. The first two photos are the same individual - now I don't know which colour is more accurate. I didn't edit either photo.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I'll continue with two rhododendrons, the only bit of continuity that will appear in this thread. This is a cultivar in the Asian garden - Rhododendron 'Wakehurst'.
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    Next to it is Rhododendron rufum.
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    Were it not for my attempt at continuity, I'd have started this posting on the entrance plaza with my favourite flowers, Melliodendron xylocarpum.
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    Around the corner, I went to check out the Magnolia laevifolia
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    but got distracted by my favourite new leaves, on Tapiscia sinensis.
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