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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.
The next is a very pleasant purple azalea next to the house foundation.
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.
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.
The old red azalea is the first to bloom in 2000.
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.
The decididuous azalea is now in full bloom -- a marvelous sight!
The rosebud azalea has joined the others in bloom in 2000.
The old red azalea was the first to bloom in 2001 (first week of May), quickly followed by the purple.
One day later, and the Delaware Valley white azalea is now in full bloom.
The next week, the deciduous azalea has joined the others in bloom.
A week later, and as the other azaleas fade, the rosebud azalea has bloomed.
In the spring of 2002, the azaleas are putting on a dazzing show!
It's May of 2002, and the last of the azaleas to bloom, the rosebud azalea and the deciduous azalea, are in fine form.
It's mid-May, 2003, and the azaleas are once again in bloom.
It's the middle of May, 2004, and all of the azaleas are in bloom. This is the purple one beneath the blue spruce.
Here's the old red one in the side yard.
This is the Delaware Valley White variety under the Crimson King maple.
Here's the deciduous variety.
And finally, here's the rosebud azalea.
It's May and the azaleas have bloomed. Here's the purple one under the blue spruce in the side yard,
And here's the old red azalea, just starting to bloom.
The Delaware Valley White azalea has also bloomed.
The deciduous azalea has now also bloomed, mid-May 2005.
As ever, the last to flower is the rosebud azalea under the cherry tree.
It's mid-April 2006 and the old red azalea is the first to bloom again.
It's now early May and the deciduous azalea has bloomed.
Two weeks into May and the rosebud azalea has bloomed.
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.
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.
The Delaware Valley White azalea has now also bloomed.
15 May brings the bloom of the deciduous azalea.
A week later, still going strong!
The rosebud azalea under the cherry tree has also begun to bloom on the 15th of May.
One week later ....
It's the third week of April 2008 and the old red azalea has begun to bloom.
The view from outside is breathtaking!
The purple azalea at the house foundation has also begun to bloom.
The Delaware Valley white azalea has now also bloomed.
The deciduous azalea always blooms later than the others and has now opened its blossoms in mid-May.
The rosebud azalea is always the last to bloom, which it has now done in mid-May.
As in years past, the azalea bloomed in Spring, 2009 in the same order as before.
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!
We're getting toward the end of April and the newly planted Delaware Valley white azaleas are beginning to bloom.
The old Delaware Valley white azalea, though it's been fading the last few years, has also bloomed.
The old red azalea is getting ready to bloom in mid-April.
And bloom it has!
Late April also bring the bloom of the deciduous azalea, a little early this year.
The view from the street outside the side yard.
In full bloom at the beginning of May.
At the very end of April, the rosebud azalea is getting ready to bloom.
The beginning of May brings the bloom.
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.
A few days later ....
The old Delaware Valley has also bloomed, but this may be its last year.
The deciduous azalea is getting ready to pop in early May 2011!
And a few days later, it has!
It has become quite the spectacular shrub, more than six feet tall!
The rosebud azalea has bloomed during May 2011.
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.
This one is the oldest of the Delaware Valley whites, located where the back yard and side yard come together.
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