: It's Amazing What Happens If You Just Wait!

It's Amazing What Happens If You Just Wait!

I wasn't happy when the rains came last week...the same time my rhododendrons were blooming.  They're my favorite spring blossom.  While the rains brought an early rhododendron snow shower in my plant bed, there were some that waited for me!

Manahawkin Spring, 2011
Manahawkin, NJ Rhododendrons May 22, 2011!

While I was concerned with the flowering bushes, I've already got blooms on the Jersey Tomatoes...Now all I need the insects to get them doing their thing!
I'm waiting!  Jersey Tomatoes
Manahawkin Spring, 2011
Jersey Tomatoes in the making!
(Send all bees and things to spread the pollen!)



Comment balloon 10 commentsLaura Giannotta • May 22 2011 10:23AM


The flowers in the first picture are for Hansons both!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) about 8 years ago

The other day I saw two big bees pollinating the shrub outside my window. I swear they were the size of humming birds.

Posted by Donna Malone, Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia (Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals) about 8 years ago

The rains have up the antes for all....more pollen, more insects, more lizards, more birds etc....the food chain is thriving and as Donna points out, some of them are stuffing themselves. How the heck can a bee that size still fly is puzzling....We are enjoying it all....

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 8 years ago

Look at those Rhododendrums!  On my so pretty prink and bold!  Enjoy Laura.

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) about 8 years ago

Hi Laura, these photos are just beautiful. Enjoy. I will be planting some tomatoes real soon.

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) about 8 years ago

Donna- Send them here!

Richie-I hear you...pollen has been brutal!

Rene=Sending some your way!

Sandi-get your tomatoes in, I know they won't be Jersey's, but I'm sure they'll be good

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) about 8 years ago

Laura....we just had 6+ inches of rain in  2 days.  I hope the flowers and the veggies take advantage of it.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 8 years ago

Thank you Laura....as our cat kids say....they are just purrrrrfect !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 8 years ago

Good stuff!  This is a fun post, and it made me smile!  :)

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) about 8 years ago

Rhododendrons are among my favorite spring flowers too.  My mom and dad planted a number of especially gorgeous ones at my childhood home.  Interestingly, I haven't planted any at my own home, but do have a collection of mature Azaelias.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 8 years ago