Monday, May 2, 2011

More Azaleas

Deanna of "My Loves, My Life" expressed amazement that an azalea bush would be twelve feet high. All you southerners know they get that tall and even taller. But I didn't expect to find such a tall azalea in Connecticut. Here it is as seen from the window of my former dining room, now studio.


Here is the same azalea as seen from the path to the back porch.


These bushes are near our lake house in Virginia. They are six to eight feet tall.

If you want to see amazing azaleas you should go to the deep south in March. Nothing can rival the beauty of azalea time in Savannah, Georgia. I'm from near there and I can tell you that every yard has azalea bushes, many of them huge!

6 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wow, that is a big azalea and so pretty. I love the pink color.

sueskitchen said...

We also have some amazing azaleas in our town. I have actually written about them. Once upon a time, many acres were part of an azalea farm, and although the nursery is gone, some beautiful specimens remain. They are very, very tall and since you reminded me, I will get over to them and take some pictures. Thank you for this post.

Deanna said...

Your bushes are so very pretty, Nancy. And totally amazing to me! I linked back to you in my post today so my other blog friends can see just how pretty azaleass can be!

Linda said...

So beautiful. I'd love to see them in person. Linda

Sheila said...

Beautiful pictures of the Azalea bushes! I read in your last post that your cottage is for sale. I hope that you're not going to miss your cottage too much. It must be hard to leave a peaceful place.

Shirley said...

Azaleas are so beautiful and some incredibly fragrant. We sold a white one in the Northern Lights variety that was heavenly to smell. Your gardens are lovely.