Rhododendron Trunks

Rhododendron Truncks in Benches

Rhododendron trunks seldom grow straight. They curve and twist in their search for light. Over time, these contortions become solidified in wood as thick as some trees.

One of the best places to see the structure of these trunks in the Anderson Garden is in the interior paths. The leaves and flowers prefer the open areas on the outside of the beds, by the main paths and lawns, exposing the intricate skeletons on the inside.

Another way to appreciate the beauty of trunks is to see and feel them in furniture. Here are two samples. See Garden Furniture for many more.