Monday, April 12, 2010
The royalty of the garden
According to the Azalea Society of America azaleas are "the royalty of the garden". Evergreen azaleas, natives of Japan, are abundant in this part of the country in the spring, and I never tire of seeing them in bloom. When we bought our house we were pleased to see that there were many large azaleas in place in our back yard. Several of these azaleas were suffering last year. Near the end of the summer we took a branch to our local agricultural center and asked for a diagnosis. We were told that the problem was in the root system and there wasn't much that could be done. So this Spring we were prepared for few or no blooms. But to our delighted surprise, this is what happened!
Across the yard, we have this display of white and pink -