Monday, May 30, 2011

Rhodys In Abundance

Sunday I traveled with my friend, Janet, to Sequim to catch the last day of the Sequim Art Show and to pick up my watercolor painting. Janet suggested we stop at the rhododendron garden on our way.

I had never been to Whitney Gardens & Nursery in Brinnon, Washington, and what a RARE TREAT. Whitney Gardens is at the foot of the Olympic Mountains and has the most beautiful array of rhododendron hybrids and species in the Northwest nestled among rare trees and ponds. Also in abundance are azaleas, magnolias, maples, conifers, kalmias, camellias, perennials, trees, shrubs and ground cover. It is definitely a breathtaking experience especially when the rhodys are in full bloom as we experienced.

My favorite was this Rhody tree whose name I have misplaced.

The small greenhouses of rhododendrons were organized by colors and one greenhouse had fragrant varieties.

I especially like the colors and rows of maples.


  1. Sounds like a lovely trip, Joanne! Thanks for sharing the pictures. They're very pretty! :)

  2. Hi Sophia,

    It was an incredible garden!

    How is watercolor painting going?