1.) Camellia japonica ‘Daikagura’ in full bloom. Area C, 3/15/12:
2.) Rhododendron Sutchuenense; Area F, 3/15/12:
Rhododendron • シャクナゲ • 石楠花 • shakunage
3.) Lindera obtusiloba • Japanese spicebush; 3/15/12, Area Z:
From Backyard Gardener: Lindera obtusiloba • (Japanese Spicebush) • Lindera is cultivated for its attractive, aromatic foliage, star-shaped, mid-April flowers and showy red to black fruit. Growth habit is rounded with upright branches. Bright green leaves are obovate to 5 inches long, turning yellow in the fall.
4.) Rhododendron ?? Area C, closer to the fence. 3/15:
Same flower when is NOT raining: 3/15: