Nothing says spring like Azaleas. They come in many colors and can grow easily into six to eight foot high masses. This year the Azaleas started blooming weeks earlier than normal.
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I am reposting my highest viewed post. It is Azaleas. In this part of the country Azaleas grow big and beautiful and signals the beginning of Spring.
The best part of spring is the flowering shrubs. The Loropetalum is one of the early bloomers. It has a slight scent.
Flowering Olive has tiny flowers with a big scent that drifts across the garden. It will bloom on and off throughout the year.
The flaming red Bottle Brush is a beacon that attracts hummingbirds in the spring.
Azaleas are always a show stopper in these parts, inspiring communities to put on azalea trails.
One bush that has it all is Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Each flower displays three different colors and it is heavily scented.
This small tree had to be included for the fanciful flowers that hang from the Fringe Tree.
Spring came late to the Gulf Coast.
The Azaleas are just beginning to bloom and are about two weeks late.
The Ancore Azaleas usually bloom a month earlier.
The Japanese Fern always returns and grow to full size in just a few weeks.
This Rudbeckia was a surprise bloomer and had continued to grow during the cold winter.
Bluebonnets have bloomed as early as February in past years. The great thing about a blog is that it gives an instant diary of of the garden.