May 16, 2020

My Azaleas are Blooming

I love azaleas. Of all the shrubs that flower in spring, azaleas provide some of the most brilliant displays.

Azaleas can thrive in a wide variety of growing conditions, which makes them useful in so many different landscapes. They are popularly referred to as the “royalty of the garden” - long adored for their brightly colored flowers and evergreen foliage. Plant enthusiasts have selectively bred azaleas for years, producing thousands of cultivars. I have many azaleas 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 glorious color. Recently, we planted dozens more around the same area - lots of pink varieties that will grow to about 10 feet tall or more. I purchased them from three separate nurseries including Hardscrabble Farms in Westchester County, New York, Oliver Nurseries & Design Associates in Fairfield, Connecticut, and Summer Hill Nursery in Madison, Connecticut.

Enjoy these photos of my cheerful azalea garden, which is blooming spectacularly right now.