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Rhododendron chapmanii

This is a discussion on Rhododendron chapmanii within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is an endangered species (or subspecies) of Rhododendron native to only a few areas ...

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    Default Rhododendron chapmanii

    This is an endangered species (or subspecies) of Rhododendron native to only a few areas in the Florida panhandle. Chapman's Rhododendron (Rhododendron chapmanii or Rhododendron minus v. chapmanii) is a low shrub that grows in moist areas typically within pine flatwoods.





    This particular plant is a cultivated plant purchased at a local nursery. The imaged flowers are about 1.25 inches across.

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    Very nice.
    I have a few Rhoddies but only 1 species.

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    That is pretty - very unlike most of those "neon" hybrids everyone seems to grow now.

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    Oh how beautiful! Probably too tender to live in my garden, since we do get sub-freezing weather in the winter in this valley. Thanks for posting that, Prem.

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    RSJ,
    here in north Florida, we also see sub-freezing temperatures in winter. Apparently, Washington winters are not much different than Tallahassee winters for coolness. Since R. chapmanii is a reasonably small shrub, you could grow it in a sunken pot outdoors and remove it indoors during an exceptionally cool night.

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    Prem, you seriously need to do a book of your photography, I kid you not.

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    Louis, thanks for the kind words. While I haven't released a book, I did publish two calendars through Cafe Press...I got some response, but not a whole heckuva lot. You can see the calendars here:

    http://www.cafepress.com/speciesorchs006

    http://www.cafepress.com/nativeorchs001

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    Hi Prem
    How did you get your photos published into a calendar?
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    Val, I created the photo pages and uploaded them to my Cafe Press website (you can create a free account to create merchandise based on your imagery). They print them to-order when folks log onto the web page and order the merchandise.

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    Lovely photos in the calendar, Prem!

    What kind of royalties do you get on the sale of each calendar?

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