Rhododendrons from the Mendocino Botanical Gardens

Here are photographs of beautiful spring rhodys from a recent trip to the Mendocino Botanical
Gardens
. The cool coast air and moist climate make for beautiful
specimens. One other interesting specimen was a Coast Redwood at the gardens.
Redwoods do not grow well when exposed to salt air, and as a result don’t thrive
on the coast.

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A Coast Redwood with stunted growth as a result of salt exposure near the
coast

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The beautifully rugged Mendocino coast