The azaleas are in full bloom in the south – a sign that spring is here to stay. Not that I had any doubt. We had temps in the 80’s already this year.
Fourteen years ago, when I first moved to South Carolina, I saw my first azaleas. The colors were so vivid and surreal. I thought, “What are these beautiful shrubs?!” It didn’t seem possible that an entire plant could be covered with blooms… and the colors… WOW!
I am fortunate to be surrounded by a wide variety of these breathtaking plants. Thanks to the previous owners of our home, splashes of vivid red, pink, fuchsia, and white brighten the yard and woods. My photos do not do them justice. They are a plant that must be seen in person.
We have visitors coming from Wisconsin in a couple of days. Perfect timing! They’ve had a harsh winter and will appreciate the azaleas and other flowering plants even more than I do, I’m sure.