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Nova Zembla

Something new for the garden. Bought two Nova Zemblas (Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’) to the summer cottage.

Fell in love with the bright color they have.

The location is a bit too north for them but decided to give it a try. It usually depends on the amount of snow fall how well they do during the winter. Enough snow protects them from the coldness.

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Cunningham’s White

The Cunningham’s White (Rhododendron ’Cunningham’s White’) is a new addition to the garden.

Bought two plants last year and both of them made it through the winter. We are a bit too north for them but let’s see how they make it in the following years. This winter we had plenty of snow to protect the newcomers but that is not the case each year.

My father’s plant is blooming beautifully but the other one I planted to the other side of the lake is doing well but not going to bloom.

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Rhododendron

Rhododendron

It sure has been a good year for rhododendrons up here in the north. Every plant is blooming. Have seen many wonderful pictures taken by many of my friends.

My father’s apple of his eye – a violet rhododendron which he cares with devotion is also does its best. Last year went without any blooms but this year is totally different.

It has been the only one he has had but in the spring I bought him a pink one. Now we just wait and see if that one makes it through the winter.

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