Sunday, July 19, 2009

Today's Flowers #49: Andromedas

Andromeda is the common name for the plants in the genus of Pieris. For me, it feels like the azalea and rhododendron. I think it is because all of them are evergreen shrubs. The flowers of Andromeda are very delicate and colorful and with many varieties. When we look at them in the catalogue, it is hard to imaging that they are actually very small flowers.

As rhododendron and azalea, they are not difficult to grow as long as they have plenty of water. It blooms in early Spring. But in addition to the delicate flowers, it has very colorful new leaves coming out in the early summer.

We have not been very successful of planting Andromedas. Last year, we have finally installed an automatic water dripping system for our shrubs. This Andromeda gown so well that it is almost reach my height now.

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24 comments:

kRiZ cPEc said...

to see it grows to your height must be some incredible. :)

jabblog said...

I think Pieris is a very pretty plant - so many colour variations.

Reader Wil said...

Great shots! And the colours are so pretty too! Thanks for your visit and kind comment!

Ebie said...
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guild-rez said...

Wonderful pictures!!
We have the Pieris bush in our garden. I love the white flowers in the spring.
Thank you for sharing.

Ebie said...

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The flowers are pretty and this is a very informative post.

Have a great week.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the information.

Norm said...

I like your entry very interesting and I love the color of this beautiful Andromeda flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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The Laughing Idiot said...

Incredible and beautiful.

Grace Olsson said...

Hi Grace...I am here again...wow....love it, dearest..nice sunday
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Juliana RW said...

Lovely...

My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

VALKYRIEN said...

A very lovely flower, and unknown to me. Great shots as well! I learn something new about flowers every Sunday! :)

Mia N said...

Thanks to say that it is small flower.It's almost imposimle to know by the pictures.
Nice flower.

Denise said...

Your Andromeda is a new one to me. It's absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing it.

Carletta said...

Lovely red tips!
Almost Christmas like. :)

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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Grace: Those a beautiful.

Pat - Arkansas said...

What a lovely plant! I've not seen this one before. Thanks for sharing your photos.

guild-rez said...

To clarify my comment!!
The plant I have in the garden is Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame' an evergreen shrub with green foliage that starts off red, changes to pink and cream and finally becomes green.
Panicles of small, white flowers are produced in spring.
My comment:
"I love the white flowers in the spring.."

Arija said...

Nice photos. Pieris and Rhododendron (Azalea belong to the Rhododendron family) do have two things in common, both love acid soil and both are woody shrubs. Their growth habits and flowers however are quite different. Where Rhododendrons have a head of upward facing open flowers , the Pieris has downward hangin bracts of little strongly scented bel-shaped flowers.

Jama said...

These are so beautiful!

mimi said...

lovely andromedas.

Viola said...

Lovely flowers! They must be tall, as they've almost reached to your height. I don't think I've seen those flowers before.. :)Have a nice time! :)

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi friends

Wonderful post!
Thanks for your support!

Luiz

shu said...

Lovely plants

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