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…
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!
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)
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
Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. (Ellis Peters) (Click on individual photos to see in a larger format.)
Apparently, as azalea plants age their blooms can change color. Who knew? We’ve always had blooms that ranged from dark pink to red. This year one of the plants has many white blooms and several blooms in light pink. (3 images) (2 images)