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04-05-2010, 01:57 AM
This one was next to an office building. But I still got my shoes muddy. (And I really should go to bed now)


04-06-2010, 12:26 AM
Very nice - I like the pastels here very much.

04-06-2010, 12:30 AM
Very nice! It looks like a rhododendron. I love those flowers, more of a tree, I guess. They will not grow here in Calgary. Too cold, too dry,the soil is too alkaline and if that were not enough, the Chinooks suceed in killing off many a tree and shrub that would normally survive a winter.

Wicked Dark
04-06-2010, 08:00 AM
It's probably an azalea, similar to a rhodie, but they bloom about a month earlier. Mountain laurel blooms right on the heels of the rhodies and I've found a bunch of sheep's laurel at a favorite pond so my mind is turning that one over. Mine azaleas haven't bloomed yet, but when they do it's a riot of color and bees.

04-06-2010, 11:30 AM
Yeah, it's getting close to everything blooming. Once the cottonwoods start, I'll be going through kleenex like crazy. And JAS, isn't it just like natural things to totally trash the good stuff? :laughing: I was at the MK Nature Center yesterday. There were some deer hanging out in a section where they start the plants for the displays. I think the deer think the sign really says "MK Salad Bar".

Mad Aussie
04-06-2010, 05:30 PM
oooo oooh I know what that is ... it's "pink" right Q1? ;)

04-07-2010, 02:13 AM
With a touch of lavender, MA. Deep breath, don't let these advanced identifications throw you. ;)

Mad Aussie
04-07-2010, 02:19 AM
Pink is about as advanced as I get with flowers I'm afraid :)