Dorothy Swift Azalea

Dorothy Swift large leaf rhododendron (with a Blue Baron small leaf rhododendron), Alan Payton Rhododendron Display Garden of the American Rhododendron Society Massachusetts ChapterElm Bank, Wellesley, May 7, 2012.

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Part of an ongoing series from Meg Muckenhoupt, author of Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces, where she shines light on what’s currently blooming around Boston. Looking to grow your own garden? Check out Meg’s recent blog post on plant sales around Greater Boston this month.

Meg Muckenhoupt is a freelance environmental and travel writer. Her articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBoston Magazine, the Time Out Boston guide, and many other publications. She holds a certificate in Field Botany from the New England Wild Flower Society. Meg is available to give talks on topics related to the history of Boston’s parks and other garden-related subjects. Visit her website for more information or contact shelby@unionparkpress.com.