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Photo: A nice day for a stroll

Josh Beach and Linda Williams look before crossing Calhoun Avenue near the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Tuesday. Flowering lilac, hawthorn and rhododendron surround Amos Wallace's totem, "Harnessing of the Atom."
What's in Bloom: Prepping primula

...a resting bud which many spring-blooming plants produce during the fall in anticipation of the coming year. Lilacs and Rhododendron are other plants that form resting buds; their flowers are already formed on this year's growth and ready to greet next...
From the Garden: Landscaping for delight, texture or to cultivate the wild

...relationship as the originator. Take the gloriously flowering rhododendron, for instance, that has bloomed reliably over a decade...could desire. Labrador tea, which is one of the hundreds of rhododendron species, makes a sprawling, evergreen groundcover that...
From the Garden: Sharing the passion is part of the delight

...collection. People come to the nursery describing a flower they saw, or showing a smart phone photo of a desired tree or rhododendron blossom. Perhaps they saw it in a friend's yard and they want one too; it becomes a treasure hunt trying to identify...
What matters is process

The rhododendron skeleton in my yard reminds me what is important. We dug the hole...embrace. So was it a bad idea, that in our sadness, we planted that rhododendron? After all, it died and never brought us flowers. Is it a bad idea...
Juneau's shrubs are talking

...dwarf Korean lilacs opens. Look behind the medical clinic by the high school, there is a rhododendron that's 12 feet tall. How about the huge rhododendron hedge along the parking lot at the Bill Ray Center? David Lendrum is a master gardener...
Beauty in the bog

...blooming in the boggy hills around Juneau. Clockwise, from top left: the Lapland rosebay, a pink and moist relative of the rhododendron and azalea; the mountain marsh marigold, which has been spotted from Mount McKinley nearly into Mexico, and which, from...
Protect rhododendrons carefully during mixed weather conditions

...will be able to grow a new set. This strategy has allowed rhododendron to survive the millennia; it can't be the first time they...lower on the branch, even down on the trunk. The genus rhododendron is amazingly adaptable, and really tough. It can sprout...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...buds on the Hopa crabapples and saw that they were ready to open. I looked at the opening flower trusses on the hardiest rhododendron varieties and saw the bright red tips of the peonies emerging from their winter's rest. I was so relieved. These plants...
Southeast Wild: How to recreate lost landscapes for wildlife in Southeast Alaska

...Shrubbery Roses, spiraeas, snowball, rhododendron, potentillas, flowering currant...cranberry, Japanese maple, azalea, yew, rhododendron, mugo pine, red and yellow dogwood...Groundcover: lingonberry, spiraea, dwarf rhododendron, crowberry, Flowers and Foliage...


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