Sunday, June 29, 2014

Rosebay Rhododendron

The White and Pink White Flowers of the Rosebay Rhododendron were blooming this week all over Asheville and the mountains around the city.

The mountain I live on is covered in blooms that look just like this.  I think it may be one of the most beautiful woods in the whole world to see thousands of these blooms all thought out the mountains.

Rosebay Rhododendron, Rhododrendon maximum

This was the 10th tree we visited on the tree walk at the Botanical Gardens of Asheville in May.

The next tree walk is August 2nd.  Come on out and we will be visiting more Southern Appalachian trees.

August 2
A Southern Appalachian Tree Walk in the Gardens,  Rebecca Priddy
10 am – 12 pm
The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Rebecca Priddy, Certified Naturalist, will lead a walk in the Botanical Gardens and using a tree checklist, observe the Southern Appalachian trees that live here. Summer is a perfect time to observe the leaves and fruits on the trees. Come out and get to know and appreciate the trees by increasing your observation and identification skills. We will talk about being a citizen forester, the Asheville Tree Map project and the Science of Phenology. You can read more about Becky at her blog: Meet at the BGA Visitor Center. Rain or Shine: bring rain gear/umbrella!Cost: BGA members: $12, Nonmembers: $17
Reservations are required
.  Contact Office Administrator at BGA for additional information and/or to register (828) 252-5190.

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