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…

Autumn azaleas?

Our azaleas always bloom in the Spring, and although there is a type of hybrid azalea called an Encore Azalea that also blooms in the Autumn, ours are not Encores.  Nonetheless, two of the azalea plants in our woodland garden are blooming.  What a surprise!

The beauty of the butterfly

We saw no butterflies in our garden last year until the end of summer.  This year, they have arrived in April, and so far they particularly love the azalea blooms.   We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.  (Maya Angelou)

Fabulous Friday: Azaleas and happiness

Happiness held is the seed. Happiness shared is the flower.  (John Harrigan) HAPPINESS IS CONTAGIOUS!  LET’S INFECT ONE ANOTHER! Linked to Woodland Gnome’s Fabulous Friday

A Perpetual Astonishment

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.   (Ellis Peters)   (Click on individual photos to see in a larger format.)