A Week of Spring — Azaleas

AzaleasAzaleasWelcome to day No. 5 in A Week of Spring. Here in Alabama, spring means gardening and yard work and those first wonderful blooms. I am not a gardener — the best I can do is just sort of maintain, although I am a fierce and thorough weeder (even though I spy a few I missed in these photos, drat it). However, even the non-green thumbs like me can appreciate the beauty of April’s rebirth and renewal. These azaleas are in a corner of ourback yard where nobody can see them, of course, but the lush front-yard pink extravaganza shouldn’t be too far behind. Dogwoods are blooming, irises are up and even our winter-battered hydrangeas have optimistic buds, although freezing temperatures predicted for the first of next week might wreak more havoc. I even am sort of inspired to go to the garden store and pick out some more flowers — or I could just sit back and admire what I’ve already got. Hmm … Check back tomorrow for more in A Week of Spring.

6 thoughts on “A Week of Spring — Azaleas

  1. I have tulips starting to pop up, and my azaela bush is starting to show a wee bit of color here. I think last year it was a bright coral color. Can’t wait to see it again!
    Great post – so colorful.
    If you get a moment, stop by my blog today, I think you’ll like it! Have a great weekend!!

  2. I love big azaleas, in the spring. I love the ones in Forsyth Park, in Historic Savannah Ga, that are taller than your head and have a subtle scent. I do not love those wussy Encore Azaleas that bloom at non-azalea times. Let’s face it, I’m a fundamentalist about flowers.

  3. Thanks, ladies, for the kind words. Sarah, I am so with you about azaleas. I’ve never been to Savannah at azalea time but sounds as if I need to go.

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