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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Where Only One Grew Before

Day 16 of 26 days of kindness
As the December sun starts to brighten, waking itself from behind these early morning clouds, this beautiful native New England shrub is today’s archived garden image. The Rhododendron vaseyi (Pinkshell azalea) is an all-time favorite. In the spring, its dainty pink blossoms exude softness and beauty.  It is an extremely hardy shrub with an additional fall feature. Its leaves change to a sunburst of fall color. The foliage turns red, yellow, and orange. It is truly spectacular. As always, when designing a garden for color, form and texture, always look for something that gives diversity throughout the year. 

But today’s image is also chosen to honor Victoria Leigh Soto. On this 16th day of 26 days of kindness, let these soft pink blossoms remind us to share something wonderful in honor of this spirited teacher. Victoria knew she wanted to teach since the age of 3 and loved having fun with the kids. She collected flamingoes and Christmas was her favorite time of year. 

As this holiday season fast approaches, remember what Elbert Hubbard once said. “The teacher is one who made two ideas grow where only one grew before.” Share an act of kindness for Victoria. Make two acts of kindness where only one grew before. 

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Image Ann Bilowz © Rhododendron vaseyi (Pinkshell azalea)

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