Blooming now in my corner of North Georgia: Azaleas

The azaleas are blooming in “waves” this Spring beginning with the tiniest azalea plants and then moving on to the very large azalea bushes.  Our row of azaleas along the side of the house haven’t received enough sun yet and is showing only a couple of blooms. The white azalea bush which receives a lot of sunlight has no blooms at all.  Maybe they’re on the way.  Of course, things have been strange lately.  We had an azalea in bloom in the dead of winter last December.

“Look around at the azaleas making fuchsia star bursts in spring; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is glorious, and that you have no business taking it for granted.”    (Anna Quindlen)

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  1. arlene says:

    Lovely blooms. I tried to grow Azalea once but it only flowered for a while then it died. do they need cold weather to survive?

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    1. Thank you. Azaleas don’t do well in hot climates, but they can also suffer damage if it gets too cold. Ours survive and thrive even though it can be in the 90s (Fahrenheit) in the summer and in the 20s and 30s in the winter.

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  2. Beautiful Debbie. We’re hoping to see ours in 3 or 4 weeks. Our neighbour has a rhodo that was in full bloom a few weeks ago… but it’s an unusual one. Cheers – Bruce

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    1. Thanks, Bruce. Strange weather afoot here, and blooming plants are also responding strangely. Azaleas in bloom but no leaves on the trees.

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