Azaleas are Coming! Azaleas are Coming!

There are enough open blooms to see color from a distance, but we don’t yet have great wads of azaleas the size of a minivan in full color.

Pink Pearl 9451

Pink Pearl

Formosa 9454


GeorgeLTabor 9449

George Lindley Taber, a sport of Formosa.

Poukhanense 9440

Poukhanense, a deciduous azalea.

Pink Ruffles 9438

Pink Ruffles

Magnolia stellata 9433

Magnolia stellata ‘Leonard Messell’

This blossom looks to be an aberration with round

petals instead of the expected strappy ones.


It looks as if Azaleas are going to open ahead of Dogwoods, whose buds are still tightly closed. No signs of life on redbuds, either.







  1. No azaleas yet in Macon, but have seen japanese magnolias blooming… Also saw a red-bud in full flush…
    Hard to believe there can be so much difference in our yards, but… I have large differences from one side to the other just in my yard.

    • Nell Jean

       /  February 12, 2013

      Some things blooming at your place are not blooming here, Stone. Plants have a way of blooming when they get good and ready, I reckon.

  2. never had much luck with Azaleas…could be our soil..but, yours are so beautiful…

  3. Anita

     /  February 7, 2013

    Mine have not started blooming, I noticed yesterday when I was working in the yard that some of the lower limbs there buds almost ready to open, My Encore’s are still in full bloom.

    • Anita

       /  February 7, 2013

      Oops it should have been their, in the above post, sorry.

  4. Mine are straggling out, but this morning we had one big dipper of a rain storm, so I bet the azaleas and star magnolia burst forth. Thanks for sharing your beauty.

    • Nell Jean

       /  February 11, 2013

      Oh, the rain! we’ve had 2.5 inches so far, appreciate every precious drop.

  5. How gorgeous!! Can’t wait for my newbies to bloom! I love the colours!

  6. I love them !!! It means Spring is not far off !!!

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