Last Fall, the old spindly rhododendron received a hell of a trimming so it wouldn't continue to overshadow and crowd the lush greenery around it. I was worried that if it survived the butchering I gave it, it would be a long time before it bloomed again, after all, nearly half of it was carted away.
So imagine my surprise the other morning as I headed down the stairs in my pj's and noticed a woman with a big fancy camera out on the lawn. I paused for a second and as I did, she looked up and saw me peering out the window at her. She smiled and pointed to the gardens under the window so I just smiled and nodded "okay".
Later that morning I headed outside to see what the big attraction was.
And here's what I saw!
That old rhododendron now in full bloom, the healthiest and fullest I've seen it since we moved in!
What a beauty, no wonder she stopped to take a photo!