Growing Azaleas

April and May were glorious months in our backyard in Northern Virginia.  We had hundreds of large, mature, incredible azaleas that came alive each spring and turned our yard into a wonderland. The azaleas, dogwoods, rhododendrons, and mountain laurel were beautiful and thrived beneath the mammoth oak trees.

The photo above was taken looking out from our back patio across the backyard and the photo (below) was taken looking across the yard toward the back of the house.

Blooming Azaleas

Some of the red and fuchsia azaleas were so large and intense you could almost feel heat coming from them.  While the softer, purple ones that tended to flop over, but had large, abundant flowers were always my favorite.

On days like today, when I am sure that the yard looks again like it does in our photos above, I miss it.  I miss it quite a bit.

Apr 21 2013
Posted in: Trees & Shrubs

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