Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Native Azalea

I got these photos from harassing garden club members! Angie's native azalea Ramona's native azalea
another shot of Ramona's native azalea


JoLyn said...

These are so gorgeous - I wish we could grow those where I live!

flowrgirl1 said...

how beautiful!

Susie said...

Beautiful pictures! I especially like the first one.

Tootsie said...

at this point I'd take any azaleas!!!! we are still getting snow here! (canada)
have enjoyed visiting your blog!

Tim said...

The native azaleas could be one of the most beautiful of the Southern plants! So delicate, yet blooming in what is sometimes the most harsh weather! How can the bees not be coaxed out of hiding by these colors?

Ginger said...

I have NEVER seen these! They are unbelievably beautiful, like a cross between honeysuckles and azaleas!

Thanks for the comment on my format. My mom thinks it's too busy/formal/distracting. I'll probably keep it for a few days and then see how I feel about it. How did you get that cute header on your blog with the font??

Where does your gardening club meet??

Dirt Princess said...

Ginger - I made my header in photoshop using one of my photos and some extras. It was really easy. I also made the header for The Hunters blog (EZ Does It Outdoors).

Our garden club meets at different members houses. If we ever get too big, we will have to find another place to meet. April's meeting is actually at my house and I must admit that I feel slightly anxious about it because many of the gardeners have established gardens and my is just a baby! Not that they care...they know it is a work in progress. But the club basically started with a group of friends. Our president is a Master Gardener. That helps because she can give us insight on plants. The knowledge, advice you gain from having a large group of gardeners is amazing. I believe we have 3-4 Master Gardeners in our group. Some are master gardeners in their own right, they just aren't certified!

Ginger said...

Thanks for the info! I'm going to try to start a club! I'll be hitting you up for suggestions on what to do.

Have you heard anything about the job you applied for?

Dirt Princess said...

Ginger - anything you need to know please feel free to ask. You can email me at

I haven't heard anything on the job. It closed 2 weeks ago. I did speak to the unit supervisor over the atchitecture department and he said it will take HR 3-4 weeks to get him the candidates resums that met the qualifications. I try to just dig in the dirt, and read some blogs so I don't panic over the waiting process. Thanks for asking

Dirt Princess said...

JoLyn- I am sorry you can't grow them in your zone...but on the flip side you can grow wonderful things I can't grow here.

Susie - Ramona took the pics with the date on them...she does great as well

Tootsie - I have seen pictures of your are doing GREAT without azaleas...your yard looks great with 2ft of snow!!!!

Tim- Check out my lates 5 blogs on Garden will see some outstanding native azaleas

Ginger - They do look like a cross between honeysuckle and azalea. A lot of people mistake them for honeysuckle. They are VERY fragrant, a pleasant smell, not strong or over powering.

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