Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary

~ Mary Flemming rhododendron ~
Mistress Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells & cockle shells
And marigolds all in a row.

       ~ English nursery rhyme,
           circa 18th century ~
          (many versions exist for the
           last line, but this one is
           my favourite)

~ Mary Flemming rhodo - flowers the size of a toonie ~
 Potted plants purchased February 4th at a Seedy Saturday event in Qualicum Beach.

~ Mary Flemming rhodo ~
 Planted on February 26th during an incredible weekend of sunshine.

~ Mary Flemming rhodo ~
Wonderful colours - pale yellow with that hint of salmon (NOT pink) edging. I love these little dwarf rhodos & their delicate antique-looking flowers. These are the first rhodos I've seen blooming in town so far!

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