Those are gorgeous! Are they naturally occurring, or did you plant them? I found some in the woods last year, guess it's time to see if they're still there. Not nearly as spectacular as yours, just pink and white, but I was very happy to find them:)
Digger, I live in the woods too but I don't have a fabulous display of azaleas like that! A. the deer eat them, B. the 2 I have (bought) just don't bloom too much -- too much shade? We do have a few pink ones in the woods. But your place is wonderful. What is your secret?
I don't know where the blue plant came from . I know I didn't plant it . It's down at the shop and will transplant it to my yard area after it's blooms fade . Thanks, I thought it was just a pretty weed . digger
Becky , I'd love to have more room to have lots of veggies . I've been cleaning out raised beds of Japanese maples , to pots ,so I could plant spinach and greens . I don't have enough sun and plant my jalapeno in border to mimic flowers . I sure appreciate it tho .Johnny went wild and over bought things to plant , thus keeping me busy potting up to keep ahead of him .I'm trying to make a farmer out of him .IT'S WORKING ! digger
Whoa! Digger, Now why couldnt all those beauties have been blooming while I was there?? That is some show girl! All I have in Wild azaleas ,is a little yellow one but it was full of blooms this year.
I have been at work today planting Liriope around a memorial garden bed. I m thinking about adding four Red knockout roses in the back against a wall. Then mulching the whole thing . want to keep it simple and pretty.
What do you all think about this new plastic or rubber mulch??
It works fine . I've talked to an owner that put it in , and they say it's good .I'd like to see it in tan instead of black . Seems it would get too hot .
Yes ,you missed the blooms by two weeks . Last year when we got back in March , the peak was over . guess it depends on the weather , temp .
About that mulch , I think you have to put down underlayment. It doesn't soak up water ,and stay damp underneth but keeps the ground damp . If you try a little of it , let me know what you think. As hard as tires are to get rid of , they should give it to you . lol digger
Hello , weeding , I wish I had dug some of the yellow ones . I didn't appreciate them at the time , and regret it now . Too old to pursue it now . Thanks for posting . I've tried to get to call. gardens for years and haven't made it yet . Digger
Oooooooooooo , I want those ! Gaawjus . I 've never had the blooms from mine like those . Just about the time they get full of buds and have grown a good bit , those d - - - worms go up through the stems and kill the whole branch . I need to put out my systemic now .
But don't we have beautiful azaleas in Georgia ? How about youall post us some more pictures . digger
About 8 years ago, I planted a row of azaleas in the front yard. I had a list of what they were, but of course I've lost it. There were 7 kinds, 2 of each kind. Only one has died. Here's a pic of most of the row this year The 2 without blooms are finished blooming. They are always the first to bloom.
man, don't make me lie about variety. I dug that one up in the woods about seven years ago . It was a shoot off a root of an older one . It was about nine or ten inches tall when I cut it loose . I have another one that's different . I may lose it , it's died back because I had too much compost mixed in the planting medium , and the compost has decayed to the point of having air pocket underneath . I've been washing soil into the space for two years and it's coming out from the base . I'm keeping my fingers crossed . When it first blooms , they are a bright yellow , but when the bloom starts to fade it turns a blood red . I took some blooms preserved in ice ,of three stages to a guy that is supposed to know azaleas and he showed them to a grower and supplier but couldn't id them either . Said mutations occur naturally in the wild . That first one came out of White county and went back several years later to get more ,but the road had been widened and the mother plant was gone . The second one that comes out red, was washed off the bank of Chestatee river , but the property has sold to a development and is Birch River golf community now .digger
Beclu , your so right . Our county agent has had a few rescue days here on property that was going to be a city lake . But private property, like the golf club and subdivisions get bulldozed . It would be so nice if permits were issued After rescues , or "on condition ". It wouldn't be a big deal to re-wright the city/county rules. sally
Old thread but thought I'd report that I haven't had a display of color from these like that year. Some have gone to flower heaven . So glad I took these pictures so I would see just how beautiful they were .
good thinking. I have a nice native azalea on my property and bought another last year from Wayside Nursery at the spring wildflower festival which is still sitting in its pot. I'm probably going to get it planted this weekend. In fact was reading a little about propagating the deciduous azalea. From what I've read, seeds are easy to grow.