Something Old Blooms Something New

For years now we’ve called it the Pinwheel Tree.

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It’s a rhododendron that grows from a single trunk with large oblong leaves that flap in the breeze. The visual effect is like a pinwheel that, if it started to spin, could lift itself up and hover in the air. Actually, now that I think about it, calling it the Helicopter Tree would’ve made more sense.

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