The Mountain Laurel is one of my favorite flowers.
I see a lot of Mountain Laurel while out hiking in the mountains, but here in Spartanburg, SC I have never seen any. I thought that maybe it's called "Mountain" Laurel for a reason as Spartanburg is not a mountainous area.
However, it does grow naturally around my in-laws place in Rutherfordton, NC.
Last year we decided to dig up a small Mountain Laurel bush from Amy's parents place and attempted to transplant it in our yard here in Spartanburg. I never really thought it would make it! Thankfully it turns out that I was wrong.
A year later, here is today's photo right in my own backyard!
Mountain Laurel Blooms