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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', a very old azalea, believed to have originated in Japan but introduced to UK from Shanghai by Robert Fortune in 1850.
  8. 'Amoenum', 'Millie Mac', 'Rivermist', 'Canary Isles', 'Kintaiyo', 'Ambrosia', 'Girard's Fuchsia', and 'Georgia Giant'. , .
  9. 'Amoenum', 'Lily Marin', 'Hazel Dawson', 'Ashley Ruth', and 'Vespers', 'Amoenum' and a group.
  10. 'Annamaria', a Hooftman hybrid azalea, very similar to 'Palestrina'.
  11. 'Annamaria', 'Miller Light', 'Janet Miller', 'Gloria Still', and 'Bill Miller',
  12. 'Annamaria', 'Miller Light', 'Janet Miller', 'Gloria Still', 'Bill Miller', and 'Georgia Giant',
  13. 'Appalalchian Gold', an Aromi deciduous azalea.
  14. 'Arneson Flame', a deciduous Arneson hybrid azalea. It absolutely glows in full sun.
  15. 'Aromi Sunny-side-up', an Aromi deciduous azalea.
  16. 'Ashley Ruth', a Stewart hybrid azalea.
  17. Autumn Fire(TM), an Encore(R) hybrid, marketed under its trademark name, the cultivar name is 'Roblez'.
  18. Azalea Root Systems
  19. B32140, specimen of 'Cinderella', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland
  20. BA65-54-10, an unnamed Back Acres hybrid azalea.
  21. 'Baby Jill', (not 'Baby Jill') a Mossholder-Bristow (Gold Cup) hybrid azalea named for Milford Portwood's eldest daughter. See 'Caprice' and 'Easter Parade' below.
  22. 'Balsaminiflorum', a selection of R. indicum, a double form.
  23. 'Beni-kirishima', a Satsuki with a double, strong reddish orange flower.
  24. 'Betty Anne Voss', a Robin Hill hybrid azalea.
  25. 'Beni-kirishima', a Satsuki hybrid azalea, a double flower form.
  26. 'Ben Morrison', a USDA hybrid azalea.
  27. 'Big Joe', a Gable hybrid azalea.
  28. 'Bill Miller', a Stewart hybrid azalea, aka RBS83. Photo from Bob Stewart, posted with permission.
  29. 'Blue Tip', a Robin Hill hybrid azalea.
  30. 'Bobbi Gail', an unnamed USDA hybrid azalea, B42321-285, a rescue from Morrison's Belgian-Glenn Dale work begun in 1947.
  31. 'Boldface', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea. Size and hue of the ring varies from flower to flower and year to year.
  32. 'Brookside Delight', a USDA hybrid azalea and sister seedling to 'Mrs. LBJ'.
  33. '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.
  34. 'Canary Isles', an Aromi deciduous hybrid.
  35. 'Cannon's Double', Galle lists it as an Exbury hybrid azalea, a double form.
  36. 'Caprice', Gold Cup or Mossholder-Bristow hybrid azalea, a sport of 'Easter Parade' (see also 'Cha Cha' below).
  37. 'Cattleya', a Kurume hybrid azalea.
  38. 'Cecile' X 'Gibraltar' unnamed deciduous seedling from ARS seed.
  39. 'Cha Cha', Gold Cup or Mossholder-Bristow hybrid azalea, a sport of 'Baby Jill' (see also 'Caprice', 'Easter Parade', 'White Orchid') ).
  40. 'Chetco', Slonecker hybrid azalea, a very nice yellow azalea from 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman'.
  41. 'Chinsai', a Satsuki hybrid azalea, basic white with variable stripes, sectors, and self colored flowers of varing hue and concentration.
  42. 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.
  43. 'Chojuho', an unusual Satsuki with a persistent corolla that changes color from red to brownish orange.
  44. 'Cinderella', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland
  45. 'CityofTakoma Park', AKA 'Takoma Park', a plant brought to Takoma Park from Pass Christian by Stuart Armstrong after Morrison's death.
  46. 'Clara Haler', introduced in 2004 by Bill Pinkerton,Genesis Gardens, Crossville, Tennessee.
  47. 'Clearcreek', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea, very fragrant.
  48. 'Cleopatra', a Kaempferi hybrid from C. B. van Nes & Sons, pre 1939.
  49. 'Coccineum Grandiflorum', a Ghent hybrid azalea.
  50. 'Dancing Rabbit', a deciduous Aromi hybrid.
  51. 'Dancing Rabbit', 2nd view.
  52. 'Dancing Rabbit', 3rd view.
  53. 'Dancing Rabbit', 4th view.
  54. 'Dancing Rabbit', 5th view.
  55. 'Coral Bells', a Kurume hybrid azalea. Should be compared with 'Marj T'.
  56. 'David Waldman', a Roslyn hybrid azalea.
  57. 'Dayspring', an early blooming Glenn Dale hybrid azalea.
  58. 'Debonaire', a Back Acres hybrid, originally called Cupid.
  59. '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.
  60. Dieback, Dieback in a mature Rhododendron.
  61. 'Dogwood, Raised by A. N. Roberts and introduced by George J. Ball, Inc. See also 'Freida's Benjamin', a sport of 'Dogwood'.
  62. 'Dream', One of the nicer pink Glenn Dale hybrids.
  63. 'Easter Parade', Gold Cup or Mossholder-Bristow hybrid azalea. See 'Caprice' above.
  64. 'Easter Parade' and 'Caprice', 'Caprice' and 'Easter Parade' side-by-side comparison. See also 'Baby Jill' above.
  65. 'Elsie Lee', a Shammerello hybrid azalea, a popular double and used extensively as a parent to convey cold hardiness.
  66. 'Escatawpa', s selection of R. austrinum
  67. 'Festive', a Glenn Dale hybrid, this 25 year old plant is ten feet tall.
  68. 'Flame', a Kurume hybrid, aka 'Suetsumu'. Under the name HEA34, was used as a breeder in Morrison's Glenn Dale hybrid work.
  69. 'Flame Creeper', a very slow and low growing selection of R. indicum.
  70. 'Flavum', deciduous azalea, origin unknown.
  71. 'Fragrant Star', a polyploid form of 'Snowbird (R. atlanticum X R. canescens) developed at Briggs Nursery.
  72. 'Freida's Benjamin', named and introduced by the late Freida Hill of Pavo, Georgia, a sport of 'Dogwood'.
  73. 'Frontier Gold', a deciduous Aromi hybrid.
  74. 'Gaiety', an attractive Glenn Dale hybrid.
  75. '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.
  76. 'Georgia Giant', a Harris hybrid azalea.
  77. 'Gibraltar', an Knap Hill hybrid, vivid orange and frilled.
  78. 'Girard's Crimson', a Girard Evergreen azalea.
  79. 'Girard's Fuchsia', a Girard Evergreen azalea.
  80. 'Gloria Still', a Harris hybrid azalea with an interesting white blotch.
  81. 'Gold Dust', an Exbury hybrid azalea.**** This is really pretty, but it isn't 'Gold Dust'.
  82. 'Goldstrike', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea.
  83. 'Golden Lights', a Northern Lights hybrid azalea from the University of Minnesota.
  84. 'Grace Freeman', a Glenn Dale hybrid, a sport named after Oliver Myles Freeman's wife.
  85. 'Guy Yerkes', a Yerkes-Pryor or Beltsville hybrid azalea.
  86. 'Gypsy', a Glenn Dale hybrid.
  87. '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.
  88. 'Hazel Dawson', a Dawson Hybrid with attractive fall color.
  89. 'H.H. Hume', a Yerkes-Pryor or Beltsville hybrid azalea.
  90. 'Harris Purple', a Harris hybrid azalea, hose-in-hose, late blooming.
  91. 'Lilikoi Yellow', companion plant.
  92. 'High Tide', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea.
  93. Hu2-5-21, a Huang hybrid from China, imported by Dr.George F. Drake
  94. 'Ima-shojo', a Kurume hybrid azalea, syn 'Christmas Cheer'.
  95. 'Isabel Chisolm', a Chisolm-Merritt hybrid azalea, Julian J. Chisolm II (Jack) and Dr. Edwin Atkins Merritt, from the early 1930s.
  96. 'Jane's Gold', a deciduous Aromi hybrid.
  97. 'Janet Miller', a Bob Stewart evergreen hybrid, the working name was RBS102.
  98. 'Joan Garrett', a Harris hybrid azalea with a very large, up to six inch, flower.
  99. 'J. T. Lovett', an orange-red selection from indicum aka 'Macranthum Rose'.
  100. 'Joga', a Satsuki hybrid azalea and a sport of 'Izayoi'. Low growing with white flowers and reddish dots in the blotch.
  101. 'Kagamijishi', a Satsuki hybrid azalea with a high degree of variablilty.
  102. 'Kagura', a Kurume hybrid, one of "Creech's Fifty."
  103. 'Kintaiyo', a Kurume hybrid azalea with a petaloid calyx -- technically not a hose-in-hose.
  104. 'Klondyke', deciduous, a Knap Hill hybrid azalea.
  105. 'Kokinsai' (not), this Satsuki was acquired in 1985 from the late Russell Scott at Country Gardens Nursery in Mobile.
  106. 'Koromo Shikibu', a narrow petaled flower.
  107. 'Koryu', small flowering Satsuki hybrid.
  108. 'Lady Cavendish', a Southern Indian hybrid azalea that is hardy in Zone 7.
  109. 'Lady Cavendish', Hu-2-5-41,'Aromi Sunny-side-up','Caprice',and'Pocono Pink',
  110. 'Lady Edith', a Southern Indian hybrid azalea (also called 'Anthenon') --- a sport of 'Iveryana'..
  111. 'Landon Pride', a Miller hybrid azalea, a very dark color which the camera stuggles to capture.
  112. 'Laura's Baby', obtained from Nancy Swell and named after her granddaughter.
  113. Leaf Gall, a highjacking of azalea leaf tissue by the fungus Exobasidum vacinii that results in an unattractive and enlarged tumor-like structure.
  114. 'Lemon Lights', a deciduous azalea azalea from the Northern Lights Series and the University of Minnesota.
  115. 'Luna', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea which was thought to be lost and which resembles a less leggy 'Martha Hitchcock'.
  116. 'Margaret Douglas', a Back Acres hybrid azalea, one of my favorites from that group.
  117. 'Marj T', Spring Fanfare', 'Parfait', Appalachian Gold', and 'Cleopatra',
  118. 'Martha Hitchcock', a popular Glenn Dale hybrid, note the leaves.
  119. 'Maxwellii', a form of 'Phoeniceum' aka 'Aka-yodogawa' and 'Maxwell'.
  120. 'Melba's Dream', a curious deciduous azalea, hybridized, grown, and named 'Melba' by A. Rudko --- and renamed by Harry Weiskittel.
  121. 'Merlin', a popular Glenn Dale hybrid.
  122. 'Midnight Flare', a Harris hybrid azalea, a particularly dark red.
  123. 'Miller Light', curious foliage, one of my hybrids, spring leaves devoid of chlorophyll.
  124. 'Millie Mac', a mutation discovered by F. T. McConnell on a wild collected form of R. austrinum.
  125. 'Millie Mac', 'Janet Miller', 'Varnadoe's Apricot', 'Bill Miller', 'George Lindley Taber', and 'Georgia Giant',
  126. 'Morning Star', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea (center) with two sports.
  127. 'Mount Saint Helens', a Girard deciduous azalea with an attrative yellowish-orange blotch.
  128. 'My Mary', a George Beasley hybrid azalea ('Nacoochee' X austrinum) from Transplant Nursery.
  129. 'Mrs. Emma Jones', a Garrett hybrid azalea.
  130. 'Narcissiflorum', a Ghent hybrid azalea, not to be confused with the evergreen double Mucronatum of the same name.
  131. 'Narcissiflorum', a double form of Mucronatum, aka 'Shiro-manyo' its Japanese name.
  132. 'Nels Pete', syn 'Pete', a Free State hybrid azalea developed by Nels Nelson of Millsboro, Delaware.
  133. 'Nico', Parentage is unknown but it was registered by Vuyk van Nes Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands.
  134. 'Oh My', a Satsuki associated with R. K. Beattie and named by George Harding. See the details on the index page.
  135. 'Mrs. Emma Jones' and 'Vittatum', 'Mrs. Emma Jones' is larger than 'Vittatum'
  136. 'Mrs. Emma Jones', a Dewey Garrett evergreen hybrid
  137. 'Olga Niblett', a Robin Hill evergreen azalea, white with a touch of yellow.
  138. 'Omurasaki', a Hirado hybrid, a large purple flower from which 'George Lindley Taber' was derived. See The Azalean, Vol. 29(4), 2008, p87.
  139. 'Oriflamme', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea.
  140. 'Osaraku', a Kurume hybrid azalea, aka 'Penelope' and Wilson #17.
  141. 'Oxydol', a Knap Hill hybrid azalea.
  142. 'Parfait', a Harris hybrid azalea.
  143. 'Parfait' x 'Ho-oden', one of my early crosses that shows the influence of 'Ho-oden'.
  144. 'Pink Cascade', a Harris hybrid azalea that can be grown in a hanging planter. Photo obtained from James Harris.
  145. 'Pink Macranthum', A Satsuki with a double flower.
  146. 'Pixie', a Glenn Dale hybrid, small and starry shaped with a white border.
  147. '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.
  148. 'Polypetalum', a Satsuki azalea, cultivar name derived from Rhododendron indicum var. polypetalum.
  149. 'Ponderosa', Corinne Murrah named it after the tomato color. She says it was BA25-49-1. Note: compare with 'Badinage'.
  150. 'Pride of Lawrenceville', a Harris hybrid from Lawrencewille, Georgia
  151. 'Pryored', a USDA introduction in honor of Robert Lee Pryor. See THE AZALEAN, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 32.
  152. Pryor's 75-305, Pryor's yellow evergreen azalea, taken at the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC.
  153. 'Purple Macranthum', A Satsuki with a double flower.
  154. 'Radiant Red', An Aromi decidious and fragrant hybrid. The cross is given as ON-3 x 'Red King'.
  155. 'Raggedy Ann', a Gable hybrid azalea (not mentioned in Hybrids and Hybridizers); obtained from Caroline Gable by Don Hyatt.
  156. 'Red Formosum', a dark red flower from the Formosum Group.
  157. 'Red Tip', a Robin Hill hybrid.
  158. 'Refrain', 'White Orchids', and 'Vespers', a comparison.
  159. Rhododendron atlanticum, a short (approx 1 meter) and fragrant American native azalea.
  160. Rhododendron 'Calsap', an elepidote rhododendron.
  161. Rhododendron calendulaceum, the flame azalea, a yellow form obtained from the Glenn Dale Plant Introduction Station.
  162. Rhododendron colemanii, the Red Hills azalea.
  163. Rhododendron degronianum subsp. heptamerum, formerly called metternichii.
  164. Rhododendron 'Delp's Bountiful', a Delp rhododendron.
  165. Rhododendron eastmanii, an American native azalea, aka the May white azalea, also called the Santee azalea.
  166. 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.
  167. Rhododendron 'Janet Blair', a very pretty elipdote Rhododendron.
  168. Rhododendron kaempferi, Torch Azalea, native to Japan.
  169. Rhododendron kaempferi, white form.
  170. Rhododendron makinoi, plant.
  171. Rhododendron mariesii, plant, Maries azalea.
  172. Rhododendron minus, flower.
  173. Rhododendron oldhamii , foliage, Oldham azalea. Note the hairs on stems, leaves, everywhere.
  174. Rhododendron periclymenoides, flower, Pinxterbloom azalea.
  175. Rhododendron sichotense. This is a small leaf rhody closely related to mucronulatum and dauricum.
  176. Rhododendron simsii and 'Vittatum'. Contrary to Wilson and Rehder, Lee, and Galle, I don't believe they are related.
  177. Rhododendron tashiroi, plant.
  178. Rhododendron tashiroi, R. mariesii, and R. schlippenbachi, flower comparison (L to R).
  179. Rhododendron vaseyi, the pinkshell azalea, the flower form differs slightly from most of the American native azaleas
  180. Rhododendron viscosum, the swamp azalea, a later blooming American native; very frgrant.
  181. 'Rivermist', a Harris hybrid azalea, a sister seedling to 'Parfait'. Both very cold hardy.
  182. Rosa 'Nacogdoches', a Texas SuperStar Plant introduction which is foolishly being renamed 'Grandma's Yellow'.
  183. 'Robled', an Encore hybrid azalea, marketed under the name Autumn Chiffon(TM), PP15862
  184. 'Robleo', an Encore hybrid azalea, a double marketed under the name Autumn Belle(TM), PP19899.
  185. 'Roblet', an Encore hybrid azalea, a single showing a little petaloidy, marketed under the name Autumn Sunburst(TM), PP25072.
  186. S99-9, a nice double of unknown origin, and sold for many years by Frank White in Lanham, Maryland.
  187. '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.
  188. 'Satrap', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea, derived from B32140, see above.
  189. 'Sandra's Green Ice', introduced by Dr. Sandra McDonald.
  190. 'Scherzo' (a sport of), This is a sport of 'Scherzo' See The Azalean, Vol. 14, No. 1, March 1992, cover and p 4.
  191. 'Schroeder's White Glory', a Schroeder hybrid azalea. The Schroeder hybrid azaleas are known for their cold hardiness.
  192. '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.
  193. Seed Pod, deciduous azalea.
  194. '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.
  195. 'Shimmer', a Glenn Dale hybrid.
  196. 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki', a Satsuki hybrid with a glowing border.
  197. 'Shiro-manyo', a double form of Mucronatum, aka 'Narcissiflorum' --- not to be confused with the deciduous yellow Ghent.
  198. 'Shinkigen', a Satsuki hybrid azalea, quite variable, although the irregular white margin seems to be the predominant flower.
  199. 'Siskin', a Knaphill hybrid azalea, believed to be luteum x molle and registerd in 1962 by Waterer.
  200. Solar Glow(TM), The cultivar name is 'QBacka', part of Sunbow(R) Azalea Series of the Southern Living Plant Collection.
  201. 'Spring Fanfare', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea.
  202. 'Spring Fanfare' and 'Appalachian Gold' , two deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea, a comparison.
  203. 'Stonewall Jackson', one of the Confederate Series developed by Tom Dodd III
  204. 'Super', According to Buddy Lee, this came from Mel and Ruby Williams of Angie, Louisiana and dates back to the late sixties.
  205. 'Surprise', a Glenn Dale hybrid that resembles the azalea 'Ben Morrison'.
  206. '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.
  207. 'Talbot', a Robin Hill hybrid azalea with ruffled petals.
  208. '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.
  209. 'Treasure', a Glenn Dale and sister seedling to 'Sheila' which it resembles closely.
  210. USDA 328, an unnamed Beltsville hybrid azalea obtained from the Ten Oaks Nursery. See comparison with 'H. H. Hume' above.
  211. 'Varnadoe's Apricot', a Varnadoe (austrinum) hybrid.
  212. 'Vespers', chiefly a white Glenn Dale with rare occurances of purple stripes, sectors and purple self colored flower the
  213. 'Vittatum', formerly 'Vittata Fortunei' and histoically important as a major contributor to the Glenn Dale hybrids.
  214. 'Vivation', a Harris hybrid azalea, aka Harris 170-A.
  215. 'White Jade', a Back Acres hybrid.
  216. 'White Orchids', Gold Cup or Mossholder-Bristow hybrid azalea from California. See 'Caprice' and 'Easter Parade' above and Group below.
  217. 'Wildfire', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea.
  218. 'Yellow Cloud', a Hyatt hybrid azalea.
  219. 'Yodogawa'double form of species Rhododendron yedoense, syn 'Botan-tsutsuji'

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.
    • Hosta spp., there are a number of commerical spray products designed to discourage deer and rabbits. I haven't tried them.
  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.
    • American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, large, cold blooded reptile, often found sunning at the water's edge, not to be toyed with carelessly. Can be 20 ft long and weigh nearly 1000 lbs.
  2. Anhinga (male), Anhinga anhinga leucogaster, similar in appearance and behavior to the Cormorant, common names include Water-Turkey and Snake-bird.
    • Anhinga (male), Anhinga anhinga leucogaster, Found in the rice fields and swamps of the southeast. Range includes North Carolina, Tennessee, southern Illinois and Arkansas.
    • Anhinga (male), Anhinga anhinga leucogaster, Typically winters in Florida and the Gulf States. This series of images taken at Middleton Place, Chalreston, SC.
  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.
    • Aphids 2nd view, in the lab.
    • Aphids 3rd view, also called plant lice.
    • Aphids 4th view, up close and personal.
  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.
    • Bald Eagle, (adult), Haliaeetus leucocephalus, 2nd view. This and previous Eagle image taken at "Magnolia on the Ashley," Chartleston, S.C.
  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
    • Big-Eyed Click Beetle, (adult), Alaus oculatis, Not quite 2 inches long when pestered, it plays opposum and looks dead.
    • Big-Eyed Click Beetle, (adult), Alaus oculatis, If playing opposum doesn't work it can produce a characteristic snap or clicking sound while launching itself as much as six inches into the air --- a move guaranteed to discourage the casual onlooker.
    • Big-Eyed Click Beetle, (adult), Alaus oculatis, Ventral view; when placed on its back, it rights itself by flipping itself into the air. It's rather startling.
  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.
    • Boxelder bug, (nymph) 2nd view, sometimes Leptocoris trivittatus in older literature.
    • Boxelder bug, (nymph) 3rd view.
    • Boxelder bug, (nymph) 4th view.
    • Boxelder bug, (nymph) 5th view, credit the photo to Stuart Levy --- shows what an expensive camera can do.
    • Boxelder bug, (nymph) 6th view, credit the photo to Stuart Levy --- leaves one with the impression of a four door sedan.
  12. Brown Water Snake, Nerodia taxispilota. Picture taken at Middleton Gardens on the banks of the Ashley River in South Carolina.
  13. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, (early nymph), Halyomorpha halys, a pest of fruit and shade trees and many ornamentals.
  14. Citrus Flatid Planthopper, (adult) , Metcalfa pruinosa. The nymphs produce a mealybug-like white flocculent.
  15. Cooper's Hawk (juvenile), Accipiter cooperii
    • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii, the area gets real quiet when the hawks is around.
    • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii, on low and unusual perches.
  16. Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, a pale blue dragonfly. This is a male. The female is more pale.
    • Blue Dasher, 2nd view, perched on spent Iris flower.
    • Blue Dasher, 3nd view, probably a male, the female is a lighter color.
  17. Common Green Darner, Anax junius, a pretty green dragonfly. This is a female in the process oflaying eggs.
  18. Dog-day Cicada, Tibicen spp., sometimes called the annual cicada or locust.
    • Dog-day Cicada, Tibicen spp., discarded skin from which the adult emerges through a crack along the back.
  19. Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina ssp, carolina.
  20. Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus, I had never seen a chipmunk climb a tree.
  21. Eastern Cottontail Rabbit, Sylvilagus floridanus, cute but has a taste for Gumpos and other Satsuki azaleas.
  22. Eastern Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, very common and beneficial, non-poisonous snake, up to four feet long.
    • Eastern Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, note the round pupil which is the characteristic that confirms that it is a non-poisonous snake.
    • Eastern Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, an adult, about three feet long, that had become tangled in some netting. Photo by Janet Miller.
  23. Eastern Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis
  24. Eastern Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum in cherry tree.
  25. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, male and both female forms, on butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa.
  26. Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cuneay (later instar) on blueberries.
    • Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cuneay (note the distinctive paired dark spots on each segment).
    • Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cuneay on redbud, Cercus canadensis.
    • Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cuneay on redbud, Cercus canadensis.
    • Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cuneay on redbud, Cercus canadensis.
    • Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cuneay on redbud, Cercus canadensis.
    • Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cuneay on redbud, Cercus canadensis.
    • Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cuneay on redbud, Cercus canadensis.
  27. Giant Leopard Moth, Hypecompe scribonia This, strictly nocturnal moth, is what the Wooly Bear caterpillar becomes.
  28. Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, one really big fish eater.
    • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, easily spooked. it retreated to a pine tree vantage point.
    • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, this image taken at Middleton Place, Charleston, S.C.
  29. Green Frog, Rana clamitans, resting on water fringe or floating heart, Nymphoides peltata.
  30. House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, a female preparing for a bath.
    • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, 2nd view --- and it wasn't even Friday.
  31. Joey, Canis familiaris, a miniature pinscher, born April 22, 2004 --- stands all of fourteen inches at the shoulder --- but he plays much bigger.
    • Joey, 2nd view, approaching four years of age --- older, wiser, and heavier.
    • Joey, 3rd view, highly intelligent, he is not a lap dog and thoroughly enjoys the out of doors.
    • Joey, 4th view, for perspective that's a tennis ball.
    • Joey, 5th view, like others of his breed he has a nobel bearing and is quite watchfuland self-confident.
    • Joey, 6th view, the "Min Pin" predates the Doberman and was derived from crossing the Italian grayhound with the dachshund.
    • Joey, 7th view, he has the energy level and speed of the grayhound and the mildly willful attitude of the dachshund from whom he derives his black and tan coloration.
  32. Leaffooted Bug, (nymph) Leptoglossus phyllopus.
    • Leaffooted Bug, (nymph) Leptoglossus phyllopus 2nd view, on the underside of a lepidote rhododendron leaf.
    • Leaffooted Bug, (nymph) Leptoglossus phyllopus 3rd view, on the underside of a lepidote rhododendron leaf.
    • Leaffooted Bug, (nymph) Leptoglossus phyllopus 4th view, ventral view.
  33. Monarch, Danaus plexippus, on butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa.
  34. Northern Cardinal (male), Cardinalis cardinalis
  35. Parakeet, Melopsittacus undulatusA seed eater, not native to here, so it must be someone's escaped pet.
    • Parakeet, Melopsittacus undulatus, Life expectancy is about eight years (in captivity), and considerably shorter if the local hawk sees it or if cold weather sets in.
  36. Peacock (male), Pavo cristatus, Indian Peafowl in full display, image taken at "Magnolia on the Ashley," Charleston, South Carolina.
  37. Raccoon, Procyon lotor, , an infrequent, late night visitor --- best left alone and never cornered --- often feared as a vector for rabies.
  38. Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus, , a male. He seems quite interested in sunflower seeds.
  39. Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes, a healthy looking specimen.
    • Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes There are times when Mother Nature seems quite unkind.
    • Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes Here is a series of images of a late night visit.
    • Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes 2nd view. Can't you just see this image beside the word cautious in the dictionary.
    • Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes 3rd view.
    • Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes 4th view.
    • Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes 5th view.
    • Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes 6th view.
    • Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes 7th view.
  40. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (immature), Archilochus colubris on cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis
  41. Sand Tiger Shark, Carcharias taurus *** Who said gardening wasn't dangerous?
  42. 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).
    • Sawfly, Nematus sp., possibly Nematus corylus, feasting on Corylus avellana They are pretty small. It is just that there are a lot of them.
  43. Azalea Sawfly, Amauronematus azaleae, feasting on deciduous azalea.
    • Azalea Sawfly, Amauronematus azaleae, not gregarious, but several individuals may be present.
    • Azalea Sawfly, Amauronematus azaleae, seems to prefer deciduous azaleas.
    • Azalea Sawfly, Amauronematus azaleae, moves like an inch worm.
    • Azalea Sawfly, Amauronematus azaleae, difficult to see, same color as azalea foliage.
    • Azalea Sawfly, Amauronematus azaleae, rears up when startled.
    • Azalea Sawfly, Amauronematus azaleae,
    • Azalea Sawfly, Amauronematus azaleae,
  44. Slug, ventral view, making its slimy way up my office window late one night --- not my favorite critter.
  45. Towhee, adult male, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, it is a ground feeder more often heard thrashing around in the underbrush before it is seen.
    • Towhee, adult male, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, it is uncommon in my neighborhood but it is an attractive bird with red eyes.
    • Towhee, adult male, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, the hood on the male is black while the hood on the female is brown.
    • Towhee, adult male, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, it is a very unusual to see it at the feeder.
  46. 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.
  47. White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus

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