" My space is small with enough room to fill with garden delights*. Say it with flowers" ~lcd


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Azaleas in Today's Flowers


My 10th Entry

Thank you Luis Santilli Jr for creating Today's Flowers for us and your Team! Thank You Very Much!!!


To all the gardeners, horticulturists, and flower enthusiasts let's give Today's Flowers a big Hurray! It's time to visit Today's Flowers
and smell those sweet scented delights. TF Team on Board: Santilli - Denise - Pupo - Valkyrien


"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." ~Abram L. Urban

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How nature works is clearly visible in this Azalea flower. The original color is pink as can be seen below the white with pinkish taint.
This is part of the garden landscape grown along the pathway outside my unit.

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This is the original Pink Azalea of the same shrub as above and from below.

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And this is the main plant of the pink-white Azalea. Like the lilac colour, this was also trimmed or pruned.


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There is no other way I can describe this pretty Azalea in lilac hue. In just one shrub, how this sturdy plant gives off copious blooms.
Their buds spurt from this shrub generously.

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When they finished blooming last year, I pruned them to discourage growth as they have the tendency to grow very high. I wanted them to look dwarfy but bushy. But nature cannot suppress their growth anyway. So I thought, I will try to eliminate overcrowding of branches to give more room for the flowers to spread out. And it looks like my idea works.

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This is how this Azalea looked last year. My space is small with enough room to fill with garden delights*.
"Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity." ~Lindley Karstens, noproblemgarden.com


Cheers!

17 comments:

cbanga360 said...

You have got beautiful flowers in the garden.

Maraming salamat for dropping by and following our modest place. Have a good day.

-Japa

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Thank you too for the privilege of seeing your part of our scattered islands.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how neat, Bonnie... Your Azaleas are fabulous... I felt the 'hugs' you sent.

Hugs back to you,
Betsy

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Thank you sweet lady from Tennessee. :)

Hugs from down under

Bonnie

AL said...

Wow! How nice are they! Do they have a scent? I bet.

AL

Ebie said...

I love the light purple shade! And that's a great gardening lesson from you, Ms. Bonnie. You have a green thumb!
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Carletta said...

Your garden in the header is absolutely beautiful!
I've never had much luck with azaleas. Yours are so lush - very pretty.

Carletta’s Captures.

Sandy Kessler said...

gorgeous colors sandy

Naturegirl said...

Bonnie I can see why these asaleas bring you such joy! They ar gorgeous growing in your garden! Here we can only have them in pots as they do NOT overwinter well in the garden!
I can see that you and I are fans of "girl pinks and white" in our flowr choices! hugs

Tammie Lee said...

Bonnie, your azaelas are so beautiful!
Spirithelpers

Arija said...

Bonnie, you obviously have the right acidic soil and climate to grow Azaleas. We are too hot and dry here for them and I can only grow them in our mountain garden not on the farm.

Nance said...

I love Azaleas too, Bonnie. Presently, I only have one, the year I planted it, deer ate almost all the leaves, this is its third summer but I haven't seen it bloom yet, can't wait to see it bloom!

mimi said...

lovely white, fuschia and most of all purple flowers, my ever favorite.

diane said...

Beautiful colours in your azaleas, I love the purple one.

Tulip said...

you have a beautiful garden of colorful flowers.

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Regina said...

Lovely blooms in your garden Bonnie. I only visit now I was out the whole day. Today is the day:)
Have a nice week.

Pat said...

Gorgeous azaleas! I especially love the lavender ones in the last shot. They look like ballerina skirts.