Sunday, April 18, 2010
A week of mostly cooler than normal weather and the forecast for another week of cool weather is perfect for enjoying azalea's in bloom. It took me quite a few years to fully appreciate this shrub. I can remember pruning them at our first house in Norfolk--I hacked them back and they never recovered. I think a good landscaper would strive to layout azalea plantings to achieve harmony in height and color. I'm getting a feel for using them in the landscape but I still have some rearranging to do in my garden. Fortunately they are very forgiving but do need a little attention the first couple of years until they get established but that's about it. A sample of what is blooming in the garden. The first two are two year old plantings in dry shade.