May 13, 2016

My Colorful Azaleas

Of all the shrubs that flower in spring, azaleas and tree peonies provide some of the most brilliant displays. I have them planted together in a garden just outside my Summer House, and when they bloom this time of year, they make one corner of my farm erupt with spectacular color.

Azaleas can thrive in a wide variety of growing conditions, which makes them useful in many different landscapes. They are popularly referred to as the “royalty of the garden” - long adorned for their brightly colored flowers and evergreen foliage. Plant enthusiasts have selectively bred azaleas for years, producing thousands of different cultivars. Enjoy these photos, and visit the Azalea Society of America for more information.