Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Azalea Gardens

I'm sure they have azaleas in other parts of the country,
but I was never aware of them until I moved to Virginia.
Since azaleas love acid soil and the shelter of pine trees,
they are happy growers here. 

Norfolk Botanical Gardens from

Azaleas are prolific bloomers and ubiquitous--you see them everywhere.
They are so popular here that Norfolk 
used to have an Azalea Festival every April.
Along with a lot of people,
I was really happy to see the first azalea blooms popping out this week.
Another good thing about spring in the Shire!

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