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Photo Feature By Mike VanDeWalker


Mike VanDeWalker of Springfield, Oreg., shot these rhododendrons at the botanical gardens in Eugene, Oreg. There are about 900 species found throughout the world ranging in size from 80-foot trees to low-growing plants that creep along the ground. Most have truly spectacular blossoms. They grow at sea level and in high altitudes, in rain forests, mild maritime climates and even in alpine tundra. The one thing most have in common is their love for a good acidic and organic soil a tendency that causes problems where the soils are alkaline.


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