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    This plan is so cool. I love the way it looks before the flowers bloom fully.

    I should know what this is because I purchased and planted it. I guess the squirrels or the wind removed the tag. Does anybody recognize it?
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    Cool shot of the Laurel. (looks like a Bog Laurel). There are only six native Laurels in North America. Two, this one, and Lambkill, are poisonous to livestock.
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    nice one. looks like Mountain laurel to these eyes. We have masses of it down here. Pale pink and sort of rangy looking...I like them.
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    it is a neat plant. Very pretty.
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    Thanks, and here I thought it was a hydrangea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foots View Post
    Thanks, and here I thought it was a hydrangea.
    lol, here's a hydrangea:(from google images)
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    They are actually closely related to Rhododendrons.
    Very hard to tell the difference between Bog, and Mountain, other than the size of flowers. Bog is quite a bit smaller but same palette of colours as Mountain. Mountain is much more available to purchase also. (at least around these parts)
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    You got me curious, so I checked the bill. It is an Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel. This year is the first time it flowered. I also bought a hydrangea that day, thus the confusion I guess. It still looks pretty neat. I like unusual plants.

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    Rhododendrens and hydrangea and obviously mountain laurel. Plants that don't thrive in Southern Alberta. :( Very pretty plant, Fred. It kind of reminded me of a rhodie from the leaf structure.

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