Friday, March 16, 2012

Azalea Progress

My potted Formosa Red Azalea (Azalea indica 'Formosa Red') has made quite a bit of progress since it was originally purchased back in 2010.

February 27, 2010 (planted)

March 19, 2011 (1 year)

March 15, 2012 (2 years)

In two years, it has more than doubled its width while adding some to its height.  And the bloom production has been amazing this year.

 I have been really enjoying the show this spring.


  1. Wow. What a beauty. Almost worth the extra trouble. I might just be tempted.

  2. What a beautiful specimen and what wonderful progress! Lovely! Happy Spring!]

  3. Gosh, your photos seriously make me want to get an azalea. I can't believe that it survived last summer! Do you keep it in the shade? Does it attract bees? It's beautiful.

  4. Roberta: Pretty much everything in my garden is in some degree of shade. I have it beneath a large red oak and up against a fence. The sun peeks over the house around 9, so it gets dappled light from then until around 4 when the fence starts casting a shadow over it. And since its in a pot on the deck, I can easily give it extra water if needed (though even during last summer, that was only once a week). Have not noticed any insects coming to the blooms.