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Azaleas and Rhododendron

  1. 'Addy Wery', a Kurume hybrid azalea, upright habit, very floriferous.
  2. 'Admiral Semmes', one of the Confederate Series developed by Tom Dodd III.
  3. 'Albert-Elisabeth', Syn 'Ohkan', (note spelling with s instead of z, see IRRC, 2nd edition, pg 30) one of the best known Belgian Indian hybrids, a sport of 'Haerewille Pink Pearl', introduced by Haerens & Wille in 1921.
  4. 'Alight', a Glenn Dale hybrid.
  5. 'Alpenrose', a Deckert hybrid azalea.
  6. 'Ambrosia', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea, photo taken by Dr. Bob Hobbs on a tour of the Ten Oaks Nursery in 1995 showing me standing by an 18 foot specimen of 'Ambrosia'.
  7. 'Amoenum', 'Lily Marin', 'Hazel Dawson', 'Ashley Ruth', and 'Vespers', 'Amoenum' and a group.
  8. 'Annamaria', a Hooftman hybrid azalea, very similar to 'Palestrina'.
  9. 'Arneson Flame', a deciduous Arneson hybrid azalea. It absolutely glows in full sun.
  10. 'Ashley Ruth', a Stewart hybrid azalea.
  11. Azalea Root Systems
  12. B32140, specimen of 'Cinderella', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland
  13. BA65-54-10, an unnamed Back Acres hybrid azalea.
  14. 'Baby Jill', a Mossholder-Bristow (Gold Cup) hybrid azalea named for Milford Portwood's eldest daughter. See 'Caprice' and 'Easter Parade' below.
  15. 'Balsaminiflorum', a selection of R. indicum, a double form.
  16. 'Beni-kirishima', a Satsuki with a double, strong reddish orange flower.
  17. 'Betty Anne Voss', a Robin Hill hybrid azalea.
  18. 'Ben Morrison', a USDA hybrid azalea.
  19. 'Big Joe', a Gable hybrid azalea.
  20. 'Bill Miller', a Stewart hybrid azalea, aka RBS83. Photo from Bob Stewart, posted with permission.
  21. 'Blue Tip', a Robin Hill hybrid azalea.
  22. 'Bobbi Gail', an unnamed USDA hybrid azalea, B42321-285, a rescue from Morrison's Belgian-Glenn Dale work begun in 1947.
  23. 'Boldface', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea. Size and hue of the ring varies from flower to flower and year to year.
  24. 'Brookside Delight', a USDA hybrid azalea and sister seedling to 'Mrs. LBJ'.
  25. 'B. Y. Morrison', parentage unknown, named by Henry Hohman of Kingsville Nursery and not to be confused with 'Ben Morrison' which blooms much earlier, see above.
  26. 'Cannon's Double', Galle lists it as an Exbury hybrid azalea, a double form.
  27. 'Caprice', Gold Cup or Mossholder-Bristow hybrid azalea, a sport of 'Easter Parade' (see below).
  28. 'Cattleya', a Kurume hybrid azalea.
  29. 'Cecile' X 'Gibraltar' unnamed deciduous seedling from ARS seed.
  30. 'Chetco', Slonecker hybrid azalea, a very nice yellow azalea from 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman'.
  31. 'Chinsai', a Satsuki hybrid azalea, basic white with variable stripes, sectors, and self colored flowers of varing hue and concentration.
  32. chlorosis, a common problem with azaleas where leaf tissue is a light green and the leaf veins are a dark green --- note the healthy green foliage.
  33. 'Chojuho', an unusual Satsuki with a persistent corolla that changes color from red to brownish orange.
  34. 'Cinderella', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland
  35. 'Clara Haler', introduced in 2004 by Bill Pinkerton,Genesis Gardens, Crossville, Tennessee.
  36. 'Clearcreek', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea, very fragrant.
  37. 'Coccineum Grandiflorum', a Ghent hybrid azalea.
  38. 'Coral Bells', a Kurume hybrid azalea. Should be compared with 'Marj T'.
  39. 'David Waldman', a Roslyn hybrid azalea.
  40. 'Dayspring', an early blooming Glenn Dale hybrid azalea.
  41. 'Debonaire', a Back Acres hybrid, originally called Cupid.
  42. 'Delaware Valley White', It is not a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea as some have suggested. According to Carl Ornorff, it was named after the Delaware Valley Nursery in the early 1950's.
  43. Dieback, Dieback in a mature Rhododendron.
  44. 'Dream', One of the nicer pink Glenn Dale hybrids.
  45. 'Easter Parade', Gold Cup or Mossholder-Bristow hybrid azalea. See 'Caprice' above.
  46. 'Easter Parade' and 'Caprice', 'Caprice' and 'Easter Parade' side-by-side comparison. See also 'Baby Jill' above.
  47. 'Elsie Lee', a Shammerello hybrid azalea, a popular double and used extensively as a parent to convey cold hardiness.
  48. 'Escatawpa', 'Radiant Red', 'Super', Solar Glow(TM), and 'Goldstrike', a group view.
  49. 'Festive', a Glenn Dale hybrid, this 25 year old plant is ten feet tall.
  50. 'Flame', a Kurume hybrid, aka 'Suetsumu'. Under the name HEA34, was used as a breeder in Morrison's Glenn Dale hybrid work.
  51. 'Flame Creeper', a very slow and low growing selection of R. indicum.
  52. 'Flavum', deciduous azalea, origin unknown.
  53. 'Fragrant Star', a polyploid form of 'Snowbird (R. atlanticum X R. canescens) developed at Briggs Nursery.
  54. 'Gaiety', an attractive Glenn Dale hybrid.
  55. 'George Lindley Taber', a Southern Indian hybrid azalea, a very light purple blush with an irregular white margin. It is a sport of 'Omurasaki'. See The Azalean, Vol. 29(4), 2008, p87.
  56. 'Georgia Giant', a Harris hybrid azalea.
  57. 'Gibraltar', an Knap Hill hybrid, vivid orange and frilled.
  58. 'Gloria Still', a Harris hybrid azalea with an interesting white blotch.
  59. 'Gold Dust', an Exbury hybrid azalea.**** This is really pretty, but it isn't 'Gold Dust'.
  60. 'Goldstrike', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea.
  61. 'Golden Lights', a Northern Lights hybrid azalea from the University of Minnesota.
  62. 'Grace Freeman', a Glenn Dale hybrid, a sport named after Oliver Myles Freeman's wife.
  63. 'Guy Yerkes', a Yerkes-Pryor or Beltsville hybrid azalea.
  64. 'Gypsy', a Glenn Dale hybrid.
  65. 'Hakata-shiro', white flowers with chartreuse throat; selection of indicum. Hakata (Fukuoka) is a city on the southern island of Kyushu, and shiro means white.
  66. 'Hazel Dawson', a Dawson Hybrid with attractive fall color.
  67. 'H.H. Hume', a Yerkes-Pryor or Beltsville hybrid azalea.
  68. 'Harris Purple', a Harris hybrid azalea, hose-in-hose, late blooming.
  69. 'Lilikoi Yellow', companion plant.
  70. 'High Tide', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea.
  71. 'Ima-shojo', a Kurume hybrid azalea, syn 'Christmas Cheer'.
  72. 'Isabel Chisolm', a Chisolm-Merritt hybrid azalea, Julian J. Chisolm II (Jack) and Dr. Edwin Atkins Merritt, from the early 1930s.
  73. 'Joan Garrett', a Harris hybrid azalea with a very large, up to six inch, flower.
  74. 'J. T. Lovett', an orange-red selection from indicum aka 'Macranthum Rose'.
  75. 'Joga', a Satsuki hybrid azalea and a sport of 'Izayoi'. Low growing with white flowers and reddish dots in the blotch.
  76. 'Kagamijishi', a Satsuki hybrid azalea with a high degree of variablilty.
  77. 'Kagura', a Kurume hybrid, one of "Creech's Fifty."
  78. 'Kintaiyo', a Kurume hybrid azalea with a petaloid calyx -- technically not a hose-in-hose.
  79. 'Klondyke', deciduous, a Knap Hill hybrid azalea.
  80. 'Kokinsai', a Satsuki with very fine foliage.
  81. 'Koromo Shikibu', a narrow petaled flower.
  82. 'Koryu', small flowering Satsuki hybrid.
  83. 'Lady Cavendish', a Southern Indian hybrid azalea that is hardy in Zone 7.
  84. 'Lady Edith', a Southern Indian hybrid azalea (also called 'Anthenon') --- a sport of 'Iveryana'..
  85. 'Landon Pride', a Miller hybrid azalea, a very dark color which the camera stuggles to capture.
  86. 'Laura's Baby', obtained from Nancy Swell and named after her granddaughter.
  87. Leaf Gall, a highjacking of azalea leaf tissue by the fungus Exobasidum vacinii that results in an unattractive and enlarged tumor-like structure.
  88. 'Lemon Lights', a deciduous azalea azalea from the Northern Lights Series and the University of Minnesota.
  89. 'Luna', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea which was thought to be lost and which resembles a less leggy 'Martha Hitchcock'.
  90. 'Margaret Douglas', a Back Acres hybrid azalea, one of my favorites from that group.
  91. 'Martha Hitchcock', a popular Glenn Dale hybrid, note the leaves.
  92. 'Maxwellii', a form of 'Phoeniceum' aka 'Aka-yodogawa' and 'Maxwell'.
  93. 'Melba's Dream', a curious deciduous azalea, hybridized, grown, and named 'Melba' by A. Rudko --- and renamed by Harry Weiskittel.
  94. 'Merlin', a popular Glenn Dale hybrid.
  95. 'Midnight Flare', a Harris hybrid azalea, a particularly dark red.
  96. 'Miller Light', curious foliage, one of my hybrids, spring leaves devoid of chlorophyll.
  97. 'Millie Mac', a mutation discovered by F. T. McConnell on a wild collected form of R. austrinum.
  98. 'Morning Star', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea (center) with two sports.
  99. 'Mount Saint Helens', a Girard deciduous azalea with an attrative yellowish-orange blotch.
  100. 'My Mary', a George Beasley hybrid azalea ('Nacoochee' X austrinum) from Transplant Nursery.
  101. 'Mrs. Emma Jones', a Garrett hybrid azalea.
  102. 'Narcissiflorum', a Ghent hybrid azalea, not to be confused with the evergreen double Mucronatum of the same name.
  103. 'Narcissiflorum', a double form of Mucronatum, aka 'Shiro-manyo' its Japanese name.
  104. 'Nels Pete', syn 'Pete', a Free State hybrid azalea developed by Nels Nelson of Millsboro, Delaware.
  105. 'Nico', Parentage is unknown but it was registered by Vuyk van Nes Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands.
  106. 'Oh My', a Satsuki associated with R. K. Beattie and named by George Harding. See the details on the index page.
  107. 'Olga Niblett', a Robin Hill evergreen azalea, white with a touch of yellow.
  108. 'Omurasaki', a Hirado hybrid, a large purple flower from which 'George Lindley Taber' was derived. See The Azalean, Vol. 29(4), 2008, p87.
  109. 'Oriflamme', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea.
  110. 'Osaraku', a Kurume hybrid azalea, aka 'Penelope' and Wilson #17.
  111. 'Oxydol', a Knap Hill hybrid azalea.
  112. 'Parfait', a Harris hybrid azalea.
  113. 'Parfait' x 'Ho-oden', one of my early crosses that shows the influence of 'Ho-oden'.
  114. 'Pink Cascade', a Harris hybrid azalea that can be grown in a hanging planter. Photo obtained from James Harris.
  115. 'Pink Macranthum', A Satsuki with a double flower.
  116. 'Pixie', a Glenn Dale hybrid, small and starry shaped with a white border.
  117. 'Pocono Pink', parentage unknown. an unnamed rescue by Nancy Swell and Rosalie Nachman from a local Richmond, Va nursery in 1979 --- named, introduced, and registered by Nancy Swell. See THE AZALEAN, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 58-59.
  118. 'Polypetalum', a Satsuki azalea, cultivar name derived from Rhododendron indicum var. polypetalum.
  119. 'Ponderosa', Corinne Murrah named it after the tomato color. She says it was BA25-49-1. Note: compare with 'Badinage'.
  120. 'Pride of Lawrenceville', a Harris hybrid from Lawrencewille, Georgia
  121. 'Pryored', a USDA introduction in honor of Robert Lee Pryor. See THE AZALEAN, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 32.
  122. Pryor's 75-305, Pryor's yellow evergreen azalea, taken at the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC.
  123. 'Purple Macranthum', A Satsuki with a double flower.
  124. 'Radiant Red', An Aromi decidious and fragrant hybrid. The cross is given as ON-3 x 'Red King'.
  125. 'Raggedy Ann', a Gable hybrid azalea (not mentioned in Hybrids and Hybridizers); obtained from Caroline Gable by Don Hyatt.
  126. 'Red Formosum', a dark red flower from the Formosum Group.
  127. 'Red Tip', a Robin Hill hybrid.
  128. Rhododendron atlanticum, a short (approx 1 meter) and fragrant American native azalea.
  129. Rhododendron 'Calsap', an elepidote rhododendron.
  130. Rhododendron calendulaceum, the flame azalea, a yellow form obtained from the Glenn Dale Plant Introduction Station.
  131. Rhododendron degronianum subsp. heptamerum, formerly called metternichii.
  132. Rhododendron 'Delp's Bountiful', a Delp rhododendron.
  133. Rhododendron eastmanii, an American native azalea, aka the May white azalea, also called the Santee azalea.
  134. Rhododendron flammeum X R. canescens, plant obtained from James Harris. He indicated it was from a group of flammeum but that it could be a hybrid with canescens.
  135. Rhododendron 'Janet Blair', a very pretty elipdote Rhododendron.
  136. Rhododendron kaempferi, Torch Azalea, native to Japan.
  137. Rhododendron kaempferi, white form.
  138. Rhododendron makinoi, plant.
  139. Rhododendron mariesii, plant, Maries azalea.
  140. Rhododendron minus, flower.
  141. Rhododendron oldhamii , foliage, Oldham azalea. Note the hairs on stems, leaves, everywhere.
  142. Rhododendron periclymenoides, flower, Pinxterbloom azalea.
  143. Rhododendron sichotense. This is a small leaf rhody closely related to mucronulatum and dauricum.
  144. Rhododendron simsii and 'Vittatum'. Contrary to Wilson and Rehder, Lee, and Galle, I don't believe they are related.
  145. Rhododendron tashiroi, plant.
  146. Rhododendron tashiroi, R. mariesii, and R. schlippenbachi, flower comparison (L to R).
  147. Rhododendron vaseyi, the pinkshell azalea, the flower form differs slightly from most of the American native azaleas
  148. Rhododendron viscosum, the swamp azalea, a later blooming American native; very frgrant.
  149. 'Rivermist', a Harris hybrid azalea, a sister seedling to 'Parfait'. Both very cold hardy.
  150. Rosa 'Nacogdoches', a Texas SuperStar Plant introduction which is foolishly being renamed 'Grandma's Yellow'.
  151. 'Robled', an Encore hybrid azalea, marketed under the name Autumn Chiffon(TM), PP15862
  152. 'Robleo', an Encore hybrid azalea, a double marketed under the name Autumn Belle(TM), PP19899.
  153. 'Roblet', an Encore hybrid azalea, a single showing a little petaloidy, marketed under the name Autumn Sunburst(TM), PP25072.
  154. S99-9, a nice double of unknown origin, and sold for many years by Frank White in Lanham, Maryland.
  155. 'Salmon Solomon', a sport of 'Southern Charm', note the odd sector, possibly a reversion. (Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, SFA Mast Arb., Nacogdoches, TX, 2007.
  156. 'Satrap', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea, derived from B32140, see above.
  157. 'Sandra's Green Ice', introduced by Dr. Sandra McDonald.
  158. 'Scherzo' (a sport of), This is a sport of 'Scherzo' See The Azalean, Vol. 14, No. 1, March 1992, cover and p 4.
  159. 'Schroeder's White Glory', a Schroeder hybrid azalea. The Schroeder hybrid azaleas are known for their cold hardiness.
  160. 'Seattle White', a USDA hybrid azalea rescued from the Glenn Dale Plant Introduction Station and introduced at the 1995 ASA National Meeting in Rockville, Maryland.
  161. Seed Pod, deciduous azalea.
  162. 'Seigai', an evergreen azalea with distinctive flowers and peculiar foliage. The leaves are about a 1/4" wide and about 3" long --- and kind of "crinkly" looking.
  163. 'Shimmer', a Glenn Dale hybrid.
  164. 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki', a Satsuki hybrid with a glowing border.
  165. 'Shiro-manyo', a double form of Mucronatum, aka 'Narcissiflorum' --- not to be confused with the deciduous yellow Ghent.
  166. 'Shinkigen', a Satsuki hybrid azalea, quite variable, although the irregular white margin seems to be the predominant flower.
  167. 'Siskin', a Knaphill hybrid azalea, believed to be luteum x molle and registerd in 1962 by Waterer.
  168. Solar Glow(TM), The cultivar name is 'QBacka', part of Sunbow(R) Azalea Series of the Southern Living Plant Collection.
  169. 'Super', According to Buddy Lee, this came from Mel and Ruby Williams of Angie, Louisiana and dates back to the late sixties.
  170. 'Surprise', a Glenn Dale hybrid that resembles the azalea 'Ben Morrison'.
  171. 'Takoma Park', a Morrison hybrid azalea, aka 'City of Takoma Park', brought back from Pass Christian, Mississippi to Takoma Park, Maryland by Stuart Armstrong after Morrison's death.
  172. 'Talbot', a Robin Hill hybrid azalea with ruffled petals.
  173. 'Tina's Whorled', one of Buck Clagett's Bowie Mill hybrid azaleas, a reddish purple strap petalled form like 'Koromo Shikibu'. See The Azalean, Vol. 24(1), 2002, p.9.
  174. 'Treasure', a Glenn Dale and sister seedling to 'Sheila' which it resembles closely.
  175. USDA 328, an unnamed Beltsville hybrid azalea obtained from the Ten Oaks Nursery. See comparison with 'H. H. Hume' above.
  176. 'Varnadoe's Apricot', a Varnadoe (austrinum) hybrid.
  177. 'Vespers', chiefly a white Glenn Dale with rare occurances of purple stripes, sectors and purple self colored flower the
  178. 'Vittatum', formerly 'Vittata Fortunei' and histoically important as a major contributor to the Glenn Dale hybrids.

Companion Plants and Other Plants of Interest
  1. Amaryllis 'Amazone', a large flower with a green throat and red stripes on a white background.
  2. Amaryllis 'Aphrodite', a very large double, reddish colored tips lightening to a green center.
  3. Amaryllis 'Charisma', a colorful blend of white and red.
  4. Amaryllis 'Exotica', colorful, orangy red.
  5. Amaryllis 'Lydia', a nice orangy red.
  6. Amaryllis A Group, a nice group image.
  7. Amaryllis'Melusine', white with red striations and a radiating, yellowish-green thorat.
  8. Amaryllis 'Nagano', a subtle orangy red.
  9. Amaryllis 'Naughty Lady', a brassy striped orangy red with a green throat.
  10. Amaryllis 'Night Star', a very narrow petal --- not particularly appeallng to me.
  11. Amaryllis 'Pink Impression', a reddish border with a white star and a green center.
  12. Amaryllis 'Prince Carnival', similar to 'Naughty Lady' but more subtle and a much larger flower.
  13. Amaryllis 'Red Pearl', a remarkably dark red --- darker than the image shows.
  14. Amaryllis 'Santana', colorful with long and narrow petals.
  15. Amaryllis 'Susan', a large orangy flower.
  16. Bull Thistle Seed, Cirsium vulgare, a single seed with thistledown
  17. Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa, a birght showy orange, a perenial herb and member of the milkweed family.
  18. Camellia 'Debutante' aka 'Sara C. Hastie', attractively displayed in a crystal bowl, a southern tradition.
  19. Camellia 'Kumasaka' performs well in my Zone 7.
  20. Camellia Leaf Gall on Camellia 'Magnoliaeflora'
  21. Camellia 'Magnoliaeflora' a Camellia that performs well in my West Bethesda, Maryland yard.
  22. Companion Plants, (L to R, oblique view) blue salvia (Salvia farinacea), red salvia (Salvia splendens) and Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria)
  23. Canna Lily
  24. floating heart, Nymphoides peltata, smal
  25. Daphne, Daphne Odora, small flowers but very fragrant.
  26. Enkianthus spp., distant relative of rhododendrons.
  27. Georgia PlumeElliottia racemosa, a very rare, threatened shrub/small tree found only in a few isolated areas of Georgia.
  28. Hosta spp., sometimes referred to as deer food.
  29. Hibiscus 'Lilikoi Yellow', an annual with large flowers.
  30. Hibiscus 'President', an annual with large flowers.
  31. Alcea 'Simplex', a biennial.
  32. Kalmia latifolia, Mountain laurel, a nice azalea companion plant.
  33. Lobelia cardinalis and Lobelia siphilitica, cardinal flower (red) and blue cardinal flower (blue) --- wild flowers that are very popular with the humingbirds.
  34. Monarda didyma, bee-balm. Good for butterflies and hummingbirds.
  35. montebretia or Crocosmia 'George Davidson' (yellow on left) and red salvia Salvia splendens
  36. Night blooming Cereus, Epiphyllum oxypetalum, a member of the cactus family.
  37. Nymphaea 'Texas Dawn', a large flowering yellow and hardy water lily.
  38. Orchid Roblar 'Orange Charm', an SLC (Sophrolaeliocattleya) or multigeneric hybrid.
  39. Orchid Gold Digger 'Orglades Mandarin', an LC (Laeliocattleya) or bigeneric hybrid.
  40. Orchid Colmanara Wildcat 'Perfume Lily', a Colmanara (made up of Miltonia, Odontoglossum, Oncidium) or multigeneric hybrid.
  41. Pontederia cordata, Picekerel Rush, a nice element in a pond landscape.
  42. Rudbeckia fulgida var sullivanti'Goldsturm', black-eyed Susan, the Maryland State flower.
  43. Nodding Lady's Tresses, Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadd's Ford', a native orchid, gross view.
  44. Sarracenia 'Judith Hindle', a hybrid pitcher plant.
  45. Stewartia pseudocamellia, a medium sized flowering tree for those who are tired of dogwoods.

Animals and Other
  1. American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, possibly from el lagarto, the Spanish term for "the lizard," image taken at Middleton Place, Charlestown,SC.
  2. Anhinga (male), Anhinga anhinga leucogaster, similar in appearance and behavior to the Cormorant, common names include Water-Turkey and Snake-bird.
  3. American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
  4. American Toad, Bufo americanus, making more toads. Note the eggs in the lower left.
  5. Aphids Aphids on leaf underside of Helleborus orientalis or Lenten-rose.
  6. Azalea Plant Bug (APB), (adult), Rhinocapsus vanduzeei, on native azalea, a little red bug with a real big bite.
  7. Bald Eagle, (adult), Haliaeetus leucocephalus, U.S. National Symbol, primarily a fish eater, it takes about five years to develop adult plummage.
  8. Big-Eyed Click Beetle, (adult), Alaus oculatis, Note the two false eyespots which probably discourage preditors. The larval stage is called a wireworm, and it feeds on other insects in the soil
  9. Birch Catkin Bug, (adult), Kleidocerys resedae, a seed eater common on birches and ericaceous shrubs.
  10. Black-capped Chickadee, Parus atricapillus. a frequent visitor who just cannot get enough sunflower seeds.
  11. Boxelder bug, (nymph) Boisea trivittata.
  12. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, (early nymph), Halyomorpha halys, a pest of fruit and shade trees and many ornamentals.
  13. Citrus Flatid Planthopper, (adult) , Metcalfa pruinosa. The nymphs produce a mealybug-like white flocculent.
  14. Cooper's Hawk (juvenile), Accipiter cooperii
  15. Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, a pale blue dragonfly. This is a male. The female is more pale.
  16. Common Green Darner, Anax junius, a pretty green dragonfly. This is a female in the process oflaying eggs.
  17. Dog-day Cicada, Tibicen spp., sometimes called the annual cicada or locust.
  18. Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina ssp, carolina.
  19. Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus, I had never seen a chipmunk climb a tree.
  20. Eastern Cottontail Rabbit, Sylvilagus floridanus, cute but has a taste for Gumpos and other Satsuki azaleas.
  21. Eastern Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, very common and beneficial, non-poisonous snake, up to four feet long.
  22. Eastern Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis
  23. Eastern Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum in cherry tree.
  24. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, male and both female forms, on butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa.
  25. Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cuneay (later instar) on blueberries.
  26. Giant Leopard Moth, Hypecompe scribonia This, strictly nocturnal moth, is what the Wooly Bear caterpillar becomes.
  27. Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, one really big fish eater.
  28. Green Frog, Rana clamitans, resting on water fringe or floating heart, Nymphoides peltata.
  29. House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, a female preparing for a bath.
  30. Joey, Canis familiaris, a miniature pinscher, born April 22, 2004 --- stands all of fourteen inches at the shoulder --- but he plays much bigger.
  31. Leaffooted Bug, (nymph) Leptoglossus phyllopus.
  32. Monarch, Danaus plexippus, on butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa.
  33. Northern Cardinal (male), Cardinalis cardinalis
  34. Parakeet, Melopsittacus undulatusA seed eater, not native to here, so it must be someone's escaped pet.
  35. Peacock (male), Pavo cristatus, Indian Peafowl in full display, image taken at "Magnolia on the Ashley," Charleston, South Carolina.
  36. Raccoon, Procyon lotor, , an infrequent, late night visitor --- best left alone and never cornered --- often feared as a vector for rabies.
  37. Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus, , a male. He seems quite interested in sunflower seeds.
  38. Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes, a healthy looking specimen.
  39. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (immature), Archilochus colubris on cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis
  40. Sand Tiger Shark, Carcharias taurus *** Who said gardening wasn't dangerous?
  41. Sawfly, Nematus sp., possibly Nematus corylus, feasting on Corylus avellana 'Contorta' or Harry Lauder's walking stick (common names are corkscrew filbert and contorted hazelnut).
  42. Azalea Sawfly, Amauronematus azaleae, feasting on deciduous azalea.
  43. Slug, ventral view, making its slimy way up my office window late one night --- not my favorite critter.
  44. Towhee, adult male, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, it is a ground feeder more often heard thrashing around in the underbrush before it is seen.
  45. White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis, probably a juvenile since the black cap is not prominant, often an upside down bird,has the unique ability to go down tree trunks headfirst.
  46. White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus

Landscape
  1. Miller Garden, 'L to R, 'Schroeder's White Glory' 'H. H. Hume' 'Osaraku', 2nd view.