Weekly Photo Challenge: UNUSUAL

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is UNUSUAL.

This is ‘Gwenda,’ one of my favorite azaleas. It has the unusual characteristic of producing flowers of a different color on the same plant. It is a sporadic event across Gwenda azaleas, and sometimes shows up as a multicolored blossom. Regardless of the cause, it is, to my mind, a beautiful plant. If only the deer didn’t like it so much.

Gwenda azalea


About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: UNUSUAL

  1. DailyMusings says:

    I love azaleas- how interesting to see 2 colors on one plant!


  2. Those deer! I lost the battle every time we lived in Virginia and finally resorted to just planting everything in pots on our deck, which was too high for them to reach.


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  4. anne leueen says:

    Wonderful! Too bad about the deer maybe they like the unusual too!

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  5. bittster says:

    Beautiful, but not so nice about the deer. Why can’t they just be satisfied nibbling the grass?


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