Knock Your Socks Off Azalea

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

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Deer chewed azalea

They are so vibrant!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Azalea closeup 3

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Hi! I'm Shenandoah, an ancient gardener, attempting to age in place at home and in my garden. I'm in dream zone 7a able to grow just about anything. I want to help others plan their garden and living experience to age in place and never grow old in their hearts!

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