Daughter: “Dad, look! Lovely rose tree!”
Father: Sweetie, it’s not Rose, it’s Rhododendron.”
Daughter: “Rhododendron?” “How do you spell it?”
Father: “Ok…..you’re right, it is a Rose.”
Everytime we see Rhododendrons, hubby would always tell this little joke, and no matter how many times I hear that same old waltz, I still couldn’t say the name of this flower right. Sometimes I say, Rhodedendron, sometimes Rhedodendron, whatever.
Rhododendron actually means “rose tree” (Greek: Rhodos, “rose” and dendron, “tree”). It has many species characterized by shrubs and small to large trees. It is common both in the northern and southern hemisphere. Some species are grown commercially but the one above probably is not for sale cos it grows densely in the backyard of some houses in the summertime.
Nick Phillips says
Yeah, it is a tongue twister and I seriously couldn’t tell the difference between a rose and a sunflower, let alone a rhododendrons … LOL!
The Rhododendrons are beautiful. Love the color.
CK Go Places says
You’ve got a very nice backyard. Happy WW! 🙂
oh that’s a tough one really. I had to read it out 3 times to get the pronunciation right.Surely a tongue twister and yes, the father did a good thing by saying it’s a type of rose- saved a lot of time trying to spell that out. LOL
Pamela The Dust says
well that is some info I didn’t know.
I had three (one has since gone to Rhodie heaven), and two bloomed profusely in late May this year.
The best part of your article is the joke, not the photo. lol!
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hahaha the was a classic joke but it never been that boring joke around.
Good day Marl…
Beautiful flowers! 🙂 I love the gorgeous color.
that is beautiful. wish our garden could grow stuff like that 🙁
thanks for stopping by my wordless and leaving a comment 🙂
wow purple..I’m crazy with flowers hehe..I got photo collections but haven’t posted some yet. Take a look at my Wordless Wednesday Len.
Wow i love your site pretty. Anyway your flower and descriptionHappy WW!
hehehe.. i’m quite confused about it’s spelling and pronounciation too… lol… from davao ka pala? asa sa davao?
haha btaw rose nlng ispell! hehe wow te naa na sa imU backyard? sana sa amin din, nice utna kaU mg tanUm mga flowers.. but i dnt have the time, 🙁
Awws, bojoy, dili na sa amo backyard, hehee. Pag ako naay ingon ana, wala na, patay na dili pa mamulak, hahaa!
I’m also having a hard time reading/saying the Rhodedendron, kaya sige rose na nga lang din, madali pang i-pronounce at i-spell! 🙂