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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, May 11, 2014

{Our Mrs. G. G. GERBING Azaleas}

One of our prettiest Azaleas is for sure the Mrs. G.G. GERBING Azalea with its huge white flowers!
Again, during my garden tour on April 12, with perfect sunlight I could make these photos.
Are they not a dream?
In the back you see the red from our Acer Rubrum or Red Maple. 

Stepping back now so you can see the wooden bridge over our creek. One of 3.
To the left you see our Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold and the Italian Cypress in front of the balcony, the Gazebo is visible as well. Next is our Acer saccharum Marshall or Sugar Maple tree.
To the right you see the Acer Rubrum or Red Maple more visible and also the Acer Negundo Kelly's Gold Yellow Box Elder to the right of the rubrum.
A bit closer and all 3 Acers you can see in the back as well.
Lovely contrast of colors against this pure white Azalea with its large flowers!
This really is the LOVELIEST time of the year!
The fall has its colors as well but not such lovely flowers...
Don't you LOVE them too?
Just a hint of green on those pure white petals.
Hope you too have Azaleas to enjoy in your garden!

Related links:
{ENJOY Our White Azaleas} | previous post by me
{Our Acer Trees in the Spring} | previous post by me

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  1. Well, I don't have Azaleas but I certainly enjoyed seeing yours. They are absolutely beautiful. I love white flowers, especially daisies, and find them to be so calming and elegant. Your garden is lovely. We are still waiting for flowers here in Ontario, Canada. I am anxious for our lilacs to bloom. Have a wonderful weekend, Mariette. Deb

  2. Those are so beautiful Mariette. I still have lots of brown in my garden.
    xo Catherine

  3. just loaded with blooms! beautiful!

  4. Oh, really GORGEOUS, aren't they♡♡♡ We can see white and pink Azaleas, but the same kind with same shape. Yours are SO magnificent and the ight green parts on those pure white petals are really elegant♪♪♪
    I hope you will have a wonderful weekend, dearest Mariette.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

  5. Liebe Mariette,

    alle schreiben beautifull. So ist es.

    Alles Liebe

  6. superbe et il est énorme ; j'adore les Azalées ♥♥♥
    quel blanc lumineux
    le mien est orangé et beaucoup plus petit
    bon weekend
    edith (iris)

  7. Such a lovely garden with beautiful blossoms. Your photos are really gorgeous. The entire garden looks happy with sunshine :-) Love the contrast of colors...spring sure is the loveliest time of the year!
    Happy Saturday and have a wonderful weekend xoxo

  8. I do have azaleas in my garden. Although in our hot climate it is a job to keep the water up seeing we pay some of the highest water rates in the world.
    Hugs Kay

  9. Prachtig Mariette. Jullie hebben er ook heerlijk weer bij. Het is hier nat en koud. Fijn weekend, lieve groet

  10. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment, your blog is lovely and your flowers are beautiful, I had azaleas in my garden for a few years but they didn't do so well in the end I had to dig them out, I don't think that my soil was suitable. Enjoy your weekend. :)

  11. You are indeed spoiling us with your wonderful flowers, dear Mariette!!!!!! :)
    Thank you again for the visual treat! Enjoy your little paradise and have a very happy weekend!
    Hugs from the Alps :)

  12. Tutto é un sogno,non solo le tue azalee bianche! Che meraviglia Mariette, che gioia vedere questo splendore.
    Ti abbraccio

  13. Dear Mariette,what a beautiful garden!!Your white Azaleas are so preety!!Gorgeous pictures!Thank you for sharing,with us,all this beauty!
    Wishing you a happy weekend!Hugs!

  14. °✿彡º°。
    Jardim maravilhoso!!!
    Esta última foto é um show!!!!

    Beijinhos carinhosos.
    ✿✿⊱.Brasil°º。✿° ·.

  15. Beautiful white flowers, which taste you have!

  16. che belle!Meravigliose!Baci,Rosetta

  17. Dearest Mariette,
    You having a prettiest Azalias white and pink flowers are very beautiful garden!
    We having another raining days again! but You has a beautiful happy day!
    Hugs and Love to you!

  18. Dear Mariette,

    I love the pretty white Azaleas and yes they are dreamy indeed.
    Wishing you a happy Sunday dear friend

  19. Liebe Mariette,
    deine Azaleen sind ein Pracht. Gerade auf meinen Reisen durch Asien
    habe ich die Vielfalt dieser Blüten kennengelernt. Seither bin ich ein großer
    Fan der Azalee.
    Einen schönen Sonntag wünscht Dir

  20. lieve Mariette ,
    zo wat een prachtige Azalea ...
    dat is een hele flinke struik ..
    hoeveel verschillende Azaleas heb je wel niet ????
    tot nu toe die gele ,roze en nu die witte gezien ..ik geloof dat je nog heel veel
    mooie planten in je tuin hebt staan...ik geniet er elke keer weer van.
    ik ben benieuwd na de volgende post ..
    heel veel liefs en een fijne moederdag ..

  21. Questa azalea è stupenda e raffinatissima!!! Buona festa della mamma cara amica♥

  22. It's a beautiful azalea. I didn't thought they can be that big. Have a nice week.


  23. I love the white azaleas Mariette. They are my most favorite azaleas.

  24. Que lindas flores, gosto muito de azaleias.
    Tenha uma ótima semana.

  25. Auch sehr schön! Azaleen und Rhododendren haben wir nicht, dazu ist unser Garten zu klein bzw. so viel Arbeit mit Pflanzen etc. wollten wir uns nicht mehr machen, denn wir bleiben hier ja nicht bis an unser Lebensende, da lohnt es nicht. Aber ich schaue mir auf Spaziergängen immer sehr gern und ganz ohne die viele Arbeit zu haben, die Gärten Anderer oder auch Botanische Gärten an, wo auch all diese Dinge wachsen.
    Euer Haus sieht übrigens sehr schön aus, es lacht mich jetzt immer in groß aus Deinem Header an. :-)

    Liebe Grüße auch hier


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