Sunday, June 1, 2008

Rhode Picture

Sherry's rhododendron began blooming last week in their tiny patch of temporary sunshine along the front walk. I happened to catch them during their brief morning sunbath the other day. The light is a little harsh, but in this location it's the best I'm able to do.

I used to think all rhododendron were poisonous, but apparently there are only two species to avoid, and those are found in northern Asia Minor and Istanbul, Turkey. I don't know if it applies to domestic breeds of the plant as well, but Wikipedia also tells us that honey made from rhododendron pollen is slightly hallucinogenic. With a bit of a laxative effect, too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does this mean I get to be Dorothy Lamour?