Thursday, March 22, 2012

Azaleas

Late Wednesday afternoon I remembered rain was headed our way, and I had not taken pictures of my azaleas this year. I knew if it rained as much as predicted, it would beat them down, so grabbed the camera. Had to wait between gusts of wind to try and get a decent picture - still most turned out a bit blurred.

They are prettier than last year, but not as full as they were 2 years ago - the color is a little different this year also.
April, 2010
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I would like to say "Welcome" to the new readers who have joined in. Have not been posting and visiting around the "land of blog" very much recently - other things going on . We all know how that goes. :) Hope to catch up before long.
"They" are saying we are suppose to have great weather the next few days, so plan on spending a lot of time outside. A bit more "winter debris" cleanup outside is in order, along with a shopping trip for annuals. Flowers !! I need flowers !! :-D

What ever your plans - Have a great week!
Glenda

30 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

I do miss my pretty azaleas back in East Texas...
Brenda

Donna said...

Your azaleas are gorgeous! Mine are blooming too but we had rain this evening ... hope the blooms aren't gone. I bought ferns and a Gerber daisy the other day. I can't wait to buy annuals!
Hugs,
Donna

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Azaleas are some of my favorites. We've had trouble growing them here for some reason but we try. Love your collage! And good luck with the flowers, I know the feeling of just having to go and get some!

Linda said...

Here in Connecticut the daffodils are in bloom and they are very early. It's wonderful! Waiting for the trees to bloom now. Thanks for sharing your pics of prettiness. I love flowers, don't you? So nice to meet you. I'm following now..Linda

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Betsy said...

They're gorgeous, love the vibrant color. We could use a little bit of that around here:-)

Nezzy said...

Oh girl, what beauties they are!! Don't ya just love the show they put on. Mine are a ways from bloomin'.

I have three scattered at the back of my cottage garden.

Thanks for sharin' you bloomin' pictures.

Have yourself an awesomely blessed spring weekend sweetie!!! :o)

momto8 said...

mine have buds!
yours are beautiful! flowers just make everyone a little happier!

Monica said...

I always love to see your lovely courtyard!
xo

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Azaleas are so pretty! I wish we could grow then here. My husband always loves to watch the Masters golf tournament and the azaleas are usually in bloom then but I think everything is earlier this year.

Richard Cottrell said...

i love them so, I have trouble getting them to do here. Your's are beautiful. Happy Spring. Richard from My Old Historic House.

eileeninmd said...

Your azaleas are pretty and I like the color. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead.

Snap said...

Lovely, lovely azaleas! Happy Spring!

A Garden of Threads said...

How I wish I could grow azaleas. The squirrels are always eating the buds in the spring. Yours are gorgeous.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

How beautiful....I can't wait till ours are in season...soon.

Vee said...

My azaleas will not be out for another month or so. Yours look great! Hope that the rain doesn't get them. They have such a short time as it is...

xinex said...

Your azaleas are beautiful, Glenda. Your courtyard is coming alive again. So sorry about Judy, will offer prayers for her and her family....Christine

Pat said...

Your Azaleas are gorgeous Glenda. We are a tad far north to get the same growth as in the south, but we keep trying!:-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are beautiful! Isn't it funny how the color can be a little different. If we didn't have photos, we would wonder! ♥

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful, Glenda. I'm so sorry about Judy. laurie

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Azaleas are so pretty...I love the color of yours. We are heading south in a few days and I hope to see them in masses, I love it when that happens!

It is gorgeous here...a bit cooler than it has been but I'm good with that. I'm still struggling with allergy headaches, but I have good days and bad. On the good days I'm still cleaning and throwing away things! I'm almost done with the main floor-but the basement storage room scares me!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The azaleas are gorgeous and I love that rich colour. V

Tina´s PicStory said...

so beautiful pics! :)

Jo's This and That said...

They are beautiful! Joann

Leann said...

I love azealas the are so vivid when in bloom.

Thanks for stopping by my friend.

Leann

Leslie's Garden said...

Your azaleas are so pretty. I'm looking forward to The Masters this weekend and seeing more! I can grown a lot of things, but Azaleas have never done well for me, I just haven't found the trick. After seeing everyone else's, I want to try again.

Kim, USA said...

I tried planting Azaleas but it died. Yours is beautiful.

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Sue said...

I love their gorgeous color, but sadly, azaleas don't do well up here. We'll be in NC in a few weeks so I'll get to enjoy them for a few days. Glad you were able to capture them with your camera before the rain! Sorry to hear about your friend's passing. ~Sue

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

awesome, colorful and creative photos! ~thanks, namaste, ^_^ linked w/ Outdoor Wednesday

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, they are stunning. I love how they are just bursting with blooms. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Glad you got the shot before the rain. They are beautiful. Blessings, Debbie