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December Azaleas

I took this picture today at the local botanical garden.  My father would have loved them; he adored azaleas.  I thought of him as soon as I saw that these were in bloom.   51 more words


An Elongated Pleasure: Springtime in the Mountains

Not long after I moved to the mountains I read an article in a local magazine which mentioned in passing that springtime comes a little later to the mountains. 412 more words

Mountain Life

Wonder Woman and the Root Slayer

I just ordered a new garden shovel. It’s called a Root Slayer. I could have used it yesterday when I planted ten new azaleas.

I put the plants in a section of the garden that will now get more light because our neighbors removed a hedge of very tall Leland Cyprus. 216 more words


The Magical Magnolia Plantation

It was my great joy to attend a wedding at this lovely setting over the weekend.

Magnolia Plantation has belonged to the Drayton family since 1676. 129 more words

Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Mountain Ash

The National Rhododendron Gardens are situated in the lovely township of Olinda which nestles in the centre of the Dandenong Ranges. Managed by Parks Victoria, these 104 acres of gardens are a magnificent colour palette of rhododendrons, azaleas, camillias and  many other floral wonders set amongst stands of mighty Mountain Ash. 27 more words

Free Seminar

 by Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent

Native azaleas are a treasure and can be a showstopper in your landscape. Used

correctly, they literally can cause people to stop and ask, “What is that plant” as they are… 341 more words