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March 11, 2008 : Spring has sprung

I took a few quick snapshots at the front entrance to the garden today. The flowering of the first magnolia, Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta, always seems to signal the start of spring for me. A few rhododendrons are already past their prime in the garden, but the Rhododendron mucronulatum (white-flowered selection) at the front entrance is greeting all visitors this week with its full glory (along with some nearby purple-flowered Rhododendron dauricum).

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Posted by Daniel Mosquin at March 11, 2008 4:16 PM

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