Monday, June 22, 2015

PA Rhododendron

Rhododendron native to Pennsylvania bloom in early summer.
In the wild they can become bramble like
and when out walking or biking one might wonder
if there is a black bear lurking behind them.


Although some species have not been proven dangerous, it is well to consider all members of the laurel rhododendron-azalea group of plants as potentially toxic.
(I didn't know that)
Mosaic Monday


  1. Hello Gayle, the native rhododendron is beautiful. Lovely images and mosaic! Happy Monday, have a great new week!

  2. We have a native Rhododendron here too. The Pacific rhododendron. In fact it is our state flower. They are so beautiful growing wild in certain areas. I like your mosaic.

  3. They are beautiful. We grew them in Oregon and had to keep at the pruning or yes you could easily end up with a thicket ... But what a beautiful one it would be! I didn't know they were poison either, guess it's a good thing I never put any in my salad ;)))... Not that I ever actually thought of it.

  4. The rhododendron is gorgeous. So pretty. Happy Monday!

  5. Rhododendrons are a plant I'm slowly learning to like - I've not cared much for their tangled ways until now. But their flowers are so gorgeous. I didn't know they were poisonous but I do know the deer stay away from them. Have a great week.

  6. I didn't know that either about them being toxic...and I wish I could grow these here but they don't like my clay soil!

  7. Well, if they are toxic, it doesn't bother the deer! Those rascals always eat mine!...:)JP

  8. I didn't know there was a native rhodo to your state nor that this plant is toxic. On the weekend I was speaking to a woman at a garden party who said her cat chews on all her plants, that would be alarming.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Gayle.

  9. Beautiful native and I did not know that either... Michelle


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