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Azaleas

1999 old azalea

This old azalea (above) was on the property when I had the house built -- we estimate it to be 30-40 years old.  As you can see, it's still going strong!  The two below I planted a few years ago.  The first is a Delaware Valley White azalea.

1999 delaware valley white azalea

The next is a very pleasant purple azalea next to the house foundation.

1999 purple azalea

The deciduous azalea below was planted at the same time as the two evergreen azaleas above.  It has far outstripped them in growth, and puts on an incredible spring display of very large, very vibrantly colored blossoms.

1999 azalea

1999 deciduous azalea

I also have a rosebud azalea, so named since its double flowers bear a resemblance to opening rosebuds.  It blooms about a week after the others.  It's located under the weeping cherry tree in the front yard.

1999 rosebud azalea

1999 rosebud azalea

The old red azalea is the first to bloom in 2000.

2000 azalea

2000 azalea

The deciduous azalea has begun to bloom.  With the number of buds on it this year, at its peak it should be fantastic!  Here's a peek at one of the first to open.

2000 azalea

The decididuous azalea is now in full bloom -- a marvelous sight!

2000 azalea

2000 azalea

The rosebud azalea has joined the others in bloom in 2000.

2000 azalea

2000 azalea

The old red azalea was the first to bloom in 2001 (first week of May), quickly followed by the purple.

2001 azalea

2001 azalea

One day later, and the Delaware Valley white azalea is now in full bloom.

2001 azalea

2001 azalea

The next week, the deciduous azalea has joined the others in bloom.

2001 azalea

2001 azalea

2001 azalea

A week later, and as the other azaleas fade, the rosebud azalea has bloomed.

2001 azalea

2001 azalea

2001 azalea

2001 rosebud azalea

In the spring of 2002, the azaleas are putting on a dazzing show!

2002 Azalea

2002 Azalea

2002 Azalea

It's May of 2002, and the last of the azaleas to bloom, the rosebud azalea and the deciduous azalea, are in fine form.

2002 Azalea

2002 Azalea

2002 Azalea

2002 Azalea

2002 Azalea

It's mid-May, 2003, and the azaleas are once again in bloom.

2003 azalea

2003 azalea

2003 azalea

2003 azalea

2003 azalea

2003 azalea

2003 azalea

2003 azalea

Last to bloom, as always, was the rosebud azalea.

2003 azalea

2003 azalea

2003 azalea

It's the middle of May, 2004, and all of the azaleas are in bloom.  This is the purple one beneath the blue spruce.

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

Here's the old red one in the side yard.

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

This is the Delaware Valley White variety under the Crimson King maple.

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

Here's the deciduous variety.

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

And finally, here's the rosebud azalea.

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

2004 azalea

It's May and the azaleas have bloomed.  Here's the purple one under the blue spruce in the side yard,

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

And here's the old red azalea, just starting to bloom.

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

The Delaware Valley White azalea has also bloomed.

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

The deciduous azalea has now also bloomed, mid-May 2005.

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

As ever, the last to flower is the rosebud azalea under the cherry tree.

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

2005 azalea

It's mid-April 2006 and the old red azalea is the first to bloom again.

2006 azalea

2006 azalea

2006 azalea

It's now early May and the deciduous azalea has bloomed.

2006 azalea

2006 azalea

2006 azalea

2006 azalea

Two weeks into May and the rosebud azalea has bloomed.

2006 azalea

2006 azalea

2006 azalea

2006 azalea

The Delaware Valley White azalea didn't do too well this past winter; part of it has died, but part remains alive and has bloomed in the second week of May.  I hope that it can come back from the winter damage.

2006 azalea

It's now early May 2007 and the azaleas are a little behind last year.  First to bloom is the old red azalea, followed by the purple azalea.

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

The Delaware Valley White azalea has now also bloomed.

2007 azalea

15 May brings the bloom of the deciduous azalea.

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

A week later, still going strong!

2007 azalea

The rosebud azalea under the cherry tree has also begun to bloom on the 15th of May.

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

2007 azalea

One week later ....

2007 azalea

It's the third week of April 2008 and the old red azalea has begun to bloom.

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

The view from outside is breathtaking!

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

The purple azalea at the house foundation has also begun to bloom.

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

The Delaware Valley white azalea has now also bloomed.

2008 azalea

The deciduous azalea always blooms later than the others and has now opened its blossoms in mid-May.

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

2008 azalea

2008 deciduous azalea 

The rosebud azalea is always the last to bloom, which it has now done in mid-May.

2008 azalea

2008 rosebud azalea

2008 rosebud azalea

2008 rosebud azalea

2008 rosebud azalea

2008 rosebud azalea 

As in years past, the azalea bloomed in Spring, 2009 in the same order as before.

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

2009 azalea

With the rebuilding of the side yard garden in 2010, the purple azalea, which had been fading for some years, was ripped out.  In the newly reworked foundation bed, three new Delaware Valley White azaleas were planted to take its place.  They look outstanding in the new bed!

2010 azalea

2010 azalea

2010 azalea

We're getting toward the end of April and the newly planted Delaware Valley white azaleas are beginning to bloom.

2010 azalea

2010 azalea

2010 azalea

2010 delaware valley white azalea

2010 delaware valley white azalea

2010 delaware valley white azalea

2010 delaware valley white azalea

2010 delaware valley white azalea

2010 delaware valley white azalea

The old Delaware Valley white azalea, though it's been fading the last few years, has also bloomed.

2010 azalea

The old red azalea is getting ready to bloom in mid-April.

2010 azalea

And bloom it has!

2010 azalea

2010 azalea

2010 azalea

2010 azalea

2010 azalea

2010 azalea

Late April also bring the bloom of the deciduous azalea, a little early this year.

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 deciduous azalea

The view from the street outside the side yard.

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 deciduous azalea

In full bloom at the beginning of May.

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 deciduous azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

At the very end of April, the rosebud azalea is getting ready to bloom.

2010 rosebud azalea

The beginning of May brings the bloom.

2010 rosebud azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

2010 rosebud azalea

In early May of 2011, the four Delaware Valley white azaleas planted last year in the side-yard garden have begun to bloom.  Three of the four had a hard time of it during last summer and this past atrocious winter, but they all seem to have survived.

2011 azalea

2011 azalea

2011 azalea

2011 azalea

A few days later ....

2011 delaware valley white azalea

2011 delaware valley white azalea

2011 delaware valley white azalea

2011 delaware valley white azalea

2011 delaware valley white azalea

 The old Delaware Valley has also bloomed, but this may be its last year.

2011 azalea

The deciduous azalea is getting ready to pop in early May 2011!

2011 deciduous azalea

And a few days later, it has!

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

2011 deciduous azalea

It has become quite the spectacular shrub, more than six feet tall!

2011 deciduous azalea

The rosebud azalea has bloomed during May 2011.

2011 rosebud azalea

2011 rosebud azalea

2011 rosebud azalea

2011 rosebud azalea

2011 rosebud azalea

2011 rosebud azalea

2011 rosebud azalea

2011 rosebud azalea

2011 rosebud azalea

2011 rosebud azalea

2011 rosebud azalea

Early to mid-April 2012 brings us some azalea blooms, early this year as is much else in the garden.  The old red azalea has recovered (it didn't bloom last year) and the Delaware Valley whites have also bloomed.

2012 azalea

2012 azalea

2012 azalea

2012 azalea

2012 azalea

2012 azalea

2012 azalea

This one is the oldest of the Delaware Valley whites, located where the back yard and side yard come together.

2012 azalea



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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