Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

June 14, 2013

Azalea mollis Gibraltar

In English:

Azalea in our small garden (1993 – 2012).

In our garden we only one small Azalea. It has been there since 1996. Latin name is “Azalea mollis ‘Gibraltar’, origin from Japan “and its family is Ericaceae. The origin this flaming Azalea is from Japan. Normally it is blossoming before leaves are coming, but in 2009 both were visible at same time.

One winter it was feasted by a rabbit (Bugs Bunny) and to recuperate took many years. When in bloom it is like in flames.

En Español:

Azalea en nuestro pequeño jardín (1993 – 2012).

En nuestro jardín hay sólo una pequeña Azalea. Ha plantado allí desde 1996. Se llama en latín “Azalea mollis Gibraltar” y su familia es Ericaceae. El origen de esta Azalea en llamas viene de Japón. Normalmente florece antes que las hojas están llegando, pero en 2009 ambos fueron visibles al mismo tiempo.

Un invierno se fue regalado por un conejo (Bugs Bunny) y al recuperar tomó muchos años. Cuando en flor, es como en llamas.

En français:

Azalée dans notre petit jardin (1993 – 2012).

Dans notre jardin nous avons seulement une petite Azalée. Ella a été là depuis de 1996. Le nom latin est “Azalea mollis Gibraltar” et sa famille est Ericaceae. L’origine de cette Azalée flamboyante vient du Japon. Normalement, elle est en pleine floraison avant que les feuilles vont à venir, mais en 2009 les deux étaient visibles en même temps.

Azalea mollis Gibraltar

Azalea mollis Gibraltar

Azalea mollis Gibraltar

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Azalea mollis Gibraltar

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Azalea mollis Gibraltar

(Bugs Bunny)

(Bugs Bunny)

Our small garden 1993 – 2012. You should see our modest coffee corner, which is unique when thinking from which it is made. You do not have any idea.

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Roses in our garden / Rosas en nuestro jardín / Roses dans notre jardin

Rhododendrons in our garden / Fotos de Rhododendron en nuestra jardín / Photos de Rhododendrons dans notre jardin

35 Comments »

  1. Stunning flowers, it’s great they eventually rejuvenated.

    Comment by hayley — June 14, 2013 @ 07:11 | Reply

  2. When I lived in Atlanta for 25 years, Sartenada, I saw every color of azalea that exists, I’m sure. It is indeed a beautiful flower! I just didn’t know it comes from Japan.

    Comment by Ginnie — June 14, 2013 @ 08:12 | Reply

  3. Such an uplifting blaze of colour this morning, Sartenada. Many thanks. 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — June 14, 2013 @ 09:29 | Reply

  4. Bonjour Matti,
    Un coloris flamboyant, c’est bien vrai ! Et il ne laisse pas indifférent non-plus Bugs Bunny.
    Bises et très bon week-end, au soleil et au jardin si possible.

    Comment by Marion B. — June 14, 2013 @ 09:39 | Reply

  5. What a gorgeous hot orange colour. Bugs Bunny looks totally innocent.:)

    Comment by linnyjcreations — June 14, 2013 @ 09:52 | Reply

  6. Beautiful and I love the rabbit.

    Comment by TBM — June 14, 2013 @ 12:17 | Reply

  7. Aww…Maybe poor Bugs Bunny thought the flowers would be carrot flavoured… 🙂 I also didn’t know i comes from Japan… beautiful!

    Comment by kiwidutch — June 14, 2013 @ 12:57 | Reply

    • Well, this azalea is said coming from Japan. Quote from a page in Internet: “The Mollis hybrids were developed in Belgium and Holland from original azalea seeds from Japan.”

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 14, 2013 @ 13:13 | Reply

  8. Your azalea is beautiful, as are your photos. I really like the color. We had deer feast on our azaleas one year.

    Comment by seniorhiker — June 14, 2013 @ 13:23 | Reply

  9. How beautiful. The red is really impressive.

    Comment by cocomino — June 14, 2013 @ 14:20 | Reply

  10. bright and sunny colors !

    Comment by bernie — June 14, 2013 @ 14:39 | Reply

  11. Beautiful azalea and the backyard! Tosi kaunista takapihalla!

    Comment by tiny lessons blog — June 14, 2013 @ 14:39 | Reply

  12. bonjour elle est vraiment magnifique ton azalée toute rouge bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — June 14, 2013 @ 15:21 | Reply

  13. Cute photos and I love ending with the bunny photo.

    Comment by Bondseye — June 14, 2013 @ 15:55 | Reply

  14. These flowers are so gorgeous! I just looked at your photos of roses and rhododendrons, and I’m surprised they grow in your area, as we can’t grow them in this part of Alaska. Some of the plants could be possible in certain niche environments, but in general, no. Flowering bushes that do well in our area (Kenai Peninsula) are usually lilacs and potentilla. Your photos are crisp and clear and lovely!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — June 14, 2013 @ 17:25 | Reply

  15. That colour ,so brilliant and vivid ,is my favorite !
    Your garden looks so gorgeous with those beautiful azaleas!
    And the pics are so lovely!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — June 14, 2013 @ 18:29 | Reply

  16. Beautiful pictures and I love the color! It’s a good thing that rabbit (Bugs) didn’t eat the whole thing🙂

    Comment by megtraveling — June 15, 2013 @ 01:40 | Reply

  17. Brilliant colour on the flower!.

    Comment by janechese — June 15, 2013 @ 01:43 | Reply

  18. Had to come back and say the third one is my favourite composition.🙂

    Comment by janechese — June 15, 2013 @ 01:45 | Reply

  19. It is a very beautiful azalea. Although Bugs Bunny was the villain of this story, I liked his photograph, too.🙂

    Comment by Deb Platt — June 15, 2013 @ 03:10 | Reply

  20. That azalea has a beautiful color! Very bright. Bugs is saying, “Who, me?”
    We have an azalea too and last year a deer ate all of the blossoms. This year I protected it with a screen.

    Comment by montucky — June 15, 2013 @ 06:24 | Reply

  21. I really enjoyed your azalea photos. They do not grow well here and it is always a pleasure to see them. I love the photo of the hare. Long ears! I was looking at your snow post before this one. I have an email friend from Finland and she sent me many photos throughout the country. I always thought it is such a friendly place and would love to live where there is so much snow.

    Comment by Garden Walk Garden Talk — June 15, 2013 @ 16:44 | Reply

  22. These azaleas are gorgeous! We have pink ones in front of our apartment building, but this color is one I have never seen. Amazing. I keep looking at them over and over. I hope Bugs is forgiven.

    Comment by heididonner — June 16, 2013 @ 02:07 | Reply

  23. I love your pictures Matti. My little girl Chandi loves flowers – if she saw these – she would be ecstatic. I like the contrast of purple with orange and it was also a nice surprise to see the picture of the bunny.

    Comment by luchaniktravel — June 17, 2013 @ 04:26 | Reply

  24. Your photos are beautiful 🙂 Annie

    Comment by Forest So Green — June 17, 2013 @ 21:05 | Reply

    • Hi Annie.

      Thank You visiting my blog and leaving Your kind comment. Your blog is wonderful with great photos.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 18, 2013 @ 07:25 | Reply

  25. What a lovely garden.
    Love the rabbit😉

    Comment by Tokeloshe — June 18, 2013 @ 02:32 | Reply

  26. You would like North Carolina in the spring. Azaleas are in bloom everywhere you look!

    Comment by Heart To Harp — June 18, 2013 @ 04:33 | Reply

    • Thank You. It would be wonderful. In Finland Azaleas are not so general, Rhododendrons are. We bought this “special” Azalea in 1993, when we moved to our new house. Next year when I celebrated my anniversary, we got our first Rhododendron. This was great start for our Rhodos. I presume that You took a look at our Rhodos. Many of them are Finnish breed.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 18, 2013 @ 07:37 | Reply

      • I saw the beautiful purple rhodo behind your azalea. We have a few rhodos in my city, but it is too hot for many of them. The Blue Ridge Mountains in western NC are full of them. I’ve hiked through rhododendron groves so thick that I could not see the sky. It is an amazing sight to see them all in bloom.

        Comment by Heart To Harp — June 18, 2013 @ 16:04 | Reply

  27. I love the red of those buildings – such beautiful old homes. We miss out on so much history here in the United States.

    Comment by Gretchen O'Donnell — June 20, 2013 @ 20:28 | Reply

  28. What a beautiful garden! Love Azalea, so pretty!

    Comment by Amy — June 21, 2013 @ 03:59 | Reply

  29. Magnifiques azalées de ton jardin. Je ne pensais pas qu’elles fleurissaient si facilement dans ton pays. Superbes photos aussi. Le lapin est joli… comme celui du livre “The Year of the Hare”, Paasillinna. J’adore.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — June 26, 2013 @ 21:58 | Reply

  30. Enjoy your July time

    Comment by bernie — July 2, 2013 @ 12:08 | Reply

  31. Azalea are SO beautiful – love them too!!!! Happy summer to you, Matti!

    Comment by Truels — July 4, 2013 @ 22:57 | Reply


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