18 May 2010

It is Satsuki Azalea Season

Rhododendron indicum
Satsuki hybrids
(sats-key)

Satsuki means "fifth moon" of the lunar calendar, and bloom in May and early June. To some these varieties extend  the Azalea flower season to others they unacceptably bloom "out of season".

The Azalea species need the soil to be moist and the air to be humid.
Azaleas are flamboyant flowering shrubs, producing masses of bright flowers
Blooms lasts longer in cool climates.


Shohin Satsuki Azalea "Goko"


From Robert Mahler's workshop
Joy of Bonsai 2009
Kawa Bonsai Society





This Satsuki Azalea is laden with
pink blooms.



The Azalea species need the soil to be moist and the air to be humid.
Please remember that although these plants can be brought indoors for show at flowering time, they grow out of doors








The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

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