My past dates for posting about flame azalea in flower were May 22 and May 24. Hmm. Certainly a testament to the early and warm spring. Perhaps there was a second one nearby that I posted about. I don’t think so, but…
It’s been spectacular for a number of years, seemingly happy in this spot. The flowers have just expanded. What’s also interesting is that the flowers, at least at this stage in their development, are a much deeper color than my previous posts reflect. Maybe it’s the camera/phone, or the light, but the flowers are a darker orange than I’d remembered.
|My gardening companion is happy moving around divisions of native plants in our garden.|
|Mt. Pisgah view, with cordoned off playground)|
Near our house is a community center with a recently renovated playground (the entire facility and landscape was updated quite nicely, thanks to a bond initiative). We enjoyed this wonderful view taking Woody out after dinner this evening.