Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday. Please visit her for lots of pink posts this week. Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.
This picture is one of my favorite flowers-azaleas. This past week the azaleas in our town have really put on a show! All over town they are blooming and add so much beauty to the spring! This picture was edited with Windows Live Writer using ‘Reflection.’
When we first bought the house we are living in now, we didn’t have a single azalea in the yard. Starting in 2003, each year we have bought several and planted them along the wooded area of our yard. We now have close to 50 planted. I even planted some from my mom’s house that had rooted under her large shrubs.
They have to be kept watered regularly the first year, but after that they usually do really well without much pampering. Of all the ones I’ve planted, I haven’t had a single one to die. The darker pink one is ‘Formosa’ which is the most common to our area and probably the easiest to grow.
Each year I buy one big bag of Azalea Food and fertilize them after they bloom, and so far they have not failed to disappoint the next spring with lots of beautiful blooms. And one more thing about azaleas-they are usually CHEAP! I usually buy the ones that are a couple of dollars at most at Lowe’s, Walmart or other chain stores. I do have about 4 or 5 of the Encore Azaleas, but for some reason I love the old fashion ones the best even though their blooming season is short lived.
Hope you have a great pink Saturday!
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