Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The White Azaleas

I have never been a big fan of azaleas. Not sure why. Maybe they are so overused for shady areas that I overlook them as an option for my own garden (although I will use impatiens all day long - go figure). There were a number of them on the property in SJC when we moved here and I gave many of them away and transplanted the rest. I must say over the years I have grown rather fond of these white ones that grow with little care in the deep shade in the Moonlight Garden. They do add sparkle this time of year when the days can be dreary. I just wish they were self cleaning because the blooms hang on way past their prime. Can't have everything I guess!

3 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Shelia. I love Azaleas or Rhododendrons so I love the white ones of yours.They do make a statement in a moonlight garden.I have a fancy for white blooms though.Have a wonderful week.

Shyrlene said...

Shelia - maybe it's because I haven't had luck with Azaleas, that I covet them?!? Your white Azaleas are beautiful...

Scented Leaf said...

I love Azaleas - they are so resistant and blooming with so awesome flowers - like yours ... And they are looking really handsome as bonsai or when are used as mini-trees in miniature landscapes. Merry Christmas!