Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Azaleas in Bloom


I know I've complained about how many my yard has before...because we have so many. Are they beautiful while they are blooming right now? Absolutely. Can't beat it. The other 50 weeks of the year they are not the prettiest plant, sorry. They always seem finicky to me. 


We are planning to cut most of ours way back. But, we wanted to get another season of tons of blooms due to overgrown bushes...might as well. This is one of my favorite spots...our front patio that looks at the water!


Azaleas are everywhere in our yard. After visiting the western and central parts of North Carolina this past weekend, it was really interesting to see just how many people had azaleas in their yard. Such a southern thing. They are striking when they bloom.


I grabbed a handful from different bushes around the yard and literally, stuck them in a jar. It's hard to do that with many plants. I love the organic look.



My sweet Tucker, in front of azalea row.


I am totally loving the azaleas this week, can't lie! Skipping to another part of the garden- I have my first baby tomato! This was from the plant called the "Early Girl" supposed to produce the earliest tomatoes. Looking forward to this one and any more it produces. {And just because I am still learning about vegetables, where you see the yellow "flower like" blooms below the tomato- those are actually a bloom for a future tomato!}

9 comments:

Melissa Fitch said...

How pretty! Absolutely lovely! The viburnum is blooming here and I'm in heaven. I love to sit on the porch and enjoy the scent. On a side note, I'm completely jealous over your tomato!! It's too cold here....we haven't even put our garden in yet. Hoping to do so this weekend.

Caitlin said...

I completely agree with your feelings on azeleas, they are not my favorite 50 weeks a year : )

melissa said...

So beautiful while they bloom! But ours here in Florida are just about done blooming and back to looking scraggly. sigh...

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

Yes! I am crushing on all of the azaleas right now!!! xx

Mrs. W said...

Love, mine are just now budding. I'm so excited our blooms are just a few days away.

Susan Hillmann said...


What a gorgeous yard you have, and what fun it will be making it even prettier!

megan said...

Ours have already come and gone. :( Hate that they only last a couple of weeks!!

A Simple Southern Life said...

Your azaleas are GORGEOUS!!

Samma said...

Your yard looks just gorgeous!