Before I get into landscaping, do you know how to cure a stuffy nose? According to Alex, you drink Texas Pete Hot Sauce, which she did yesterday evening after being out all afternoon soliciting sponsors for a walk-a-thon. Now this is a kid who says she doesn't like spicy food yet drinks hot sauce from the bottle. I'm obviously way out of touch with modern medicine :) - maybe she's ready to be an honorary Cajun. Now for Azaleas.
When we were landscaping Almost Heaven South, Bev and I both agreed on lots of azaleas – we love the spring color and their being an evergreen. We knew going in that we planned to live here forever and were willing to wait for beautiful shrubs plus I did not want to dig big planting holes in hard red clay. So rather than buy one 3 gallon plant in prime springtime for $15.99, we waited until late spring and bought 10 one gallon plants on sale for $15.99. As a result, we have lots of them around and they put on a big show every spring – here are a few shots. Click on the photo for a better view.
This is pink snow under the bloom-dropping cherry tree.
A bush in the woods.
Every once in awhile, the red ones pop out while the white ones are still full, but not this year.
The front of the house. There are white ones in behind, but the pink ones out grew them.
I've been putting it off for a few years, but I think I must prune them all again this year.
Hope you enjoyed the show and my pics really don't do it justice.