Knock Your Socks Off Azalea

Our earliest azalea are in bloom and they almost hurt your eyes in the sun!

Deer chewed azalea
Deer chewed azalea

They are so vibrant!

Full azalea bush about 5 feet tall and 37 years old
Full azalea bush about 5 feet tall and 37 years old

When we first built the house (1976), the builder planted these azalea all along the front of the house in a northern exposure.

Azalea closeup 2
Azalea closeup 2

Over the next 3 years, we lost most of them to winter winds. So we transplanted the few that were left to the back of the house, and they have thrived.

Azalea closeup 1
Azalea closeup 1

Some we put in shade (not a good decision, although they are alive still) and some we planted in a sunny location.

Azalea closeup 2
Azalea closeup 2

This past winter the deer found them and nibbled mercilessly, but they still have bloomed and we share them with you now.

Azalea closeup 3
Azalea closeup 3

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