Each spring, the rhododendron garden at Fort Worden State Park becomes a welcomed and much anticipated oasis of color. There are some monstrous rhododendron specimens and some new. I it was developed in 1986. 1200 species of rhodies call it home. It makes for a lovely lunch break stop on a work day.
There’s a well thought out distribution of bloom times. Some plants are now dropping their flowers and some have buds that are closed up tightly. Smaller, newer plantings are in place to replace the older as they die off and also fill in spaces and the edges.
Moving to the Pacific Northwest introduced me to the delicious variety of rhododendrons. The scent grabbed my nose, leading me through.
Enjoy! There are a lot of photos –