Friday, June 12, 2009
Last Year's Photos - Maggie Valley, N.C.
Last year we arrived three weeks earlier and what a difference three weeks makes! Turning onto Balsam Shadows Road last May, we found it lined with blooming rhododendron bursting in peak color! Our yard and driveway were breathtaking!
Sadly, this year the rhodies and azaleas are spent. At 3200 feet, we are not on a mountain top. While there is still lots of color at the higher elevations, our only bloomers at the moment are day lilies and mountain laurel. So...today it's off to the Red Barn Garden Center for hanging baskets of ivy geranium for the deck and bedding plants to start the garden! Let summer begin!