As promised, here are more images of flowering plants at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, located in Federal Way, Washington. This time the images will not be of rhododendrons, but other of blooming plants this time of year.
And here’s one of the first Blue Poppies to flower this year! The garden’s Blue Poppy Day is coming up May 14. There will be art vendors set up throughout the garden, along with music and food. Always a fun event!
I love the Asian Mayapple Plant, with its large, glossy leaves. Right now they are bearing their fruit—the dark, red parcels you see hanging from the plant’s stem. Below is a close-up image of the fruit.
Now, let’s go inside the Rutherford Conservatory, where I would like to show off a fantastic plant—the Tasmanian Tree Fern. Just look at the size of one of its fronds!
And if you’re into Mycology, here are some mushrooms I found. Don’t ask me what species they are, though.
I hope you enjoyed this photo exposé of intriguing plants in bloom right now at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden. If you have the time, please pay a visit. It’s such a wonderful place to explore nature in its finest glory!
All photos copyright of Peggy A Thompson