Azaleas in profusion

Azaleas are everywhere here, and they grow to enormous sizes and can be found in a myriad of colors. Most of the azaleas in my garden are in shades of pink or fuchsia and are in full bloom. I have one that has white blooms, but they are just beginning to open. I’ll have to…

December Azaleas

It’s cold here in the Deep South. This morning it was 30 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 Celsius), and it didn’t get out of the 30s all day. There is ice in the bird bath, and we had snow flurries last night. But my azaleas are blooming. The azaleas always bloom in the Spring, and for the…

White Formosa Azalea

Formosa azaleas come in white, too. Another one of my favorites blooming now… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Formosa Azalea

One of my favorite azaleas is in bloom… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Starbursts in Spring

“Look around at the azaleas making fuchsia starbursts 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) Enjoying the beauty of our azaleas today and definitely not taking life…

From where I sit: March 26, 2020

I haven’t been taking many photos lately. We’ve only had about 4 days without rain since Christmas (that’s only a slight exaggeration). It’s been the wettest and mildest winter here on record. But this afternoon we had some sun, and I walked around a bit…

In our woodland garden: Azaleas

“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)

Autumn azaleas, 2018

A year ago I posted that our azaleas had surprised us by blooming in October.  This year they are in bloom again right now.  For 20 years the azaleas bloomed only in the Spring, but for two years now they have bloomed in the Spring and the Fall.  Interesting…

Azaleas: So many colors, so many varieties

The azaleas have been blooming for weeks now.  They are absolutely beautiful this year, and I just couldn’t quit taking photos.  All of the photos are of azaleas blooming in our woodland garden…   “Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” (Hans Christian Anderson)     “Every flower…

From Dad’s Garden: Huge Azaleas

My dad (who will be 90 years old on his next birthday) has a back garden that is absolutely full of flowers and blooming trees and shrubs right now.  He lives about 30 miles away, and everything is on a different growth timetable than where we live, so that in the Spring everything blooms there…