When Brian and I first bought this house in 2005, I spent the first year just observing the grounds – not planting much, but just seeing what was already there and what it did when. There were azaleas in the front yard and I wasn’t sure I’d keep them until I saw them bloom that first spring in 2006. They light up the front yard in white and magenta. I decided I kinda liked them there.
|Azaleas in the front yard.|
The front yard is an area I haven’t done much with and that’s in large part due to those azaleas. It’s also due to the fact that there’s some serious tree roots and it makes for difficult digging. The only thing I’ve planted is a hydrangea and another azalea to replace a large, dead azalea. I know I’ll eventually do more, but I’ve got my hands full with the back yard and for now I’m content with the azaleas in the front.
|Close-up of the azaleas in the front yard.|
There are also two azaleas in the back yard by our shed / workshop. They bring color to an otherwise fairly dark area.
|Pink azalea by the shed as it’s starting to bloom.|
(That’s a neighbor’s blue house in background. No, not Mr. Friendly Loud-Talking Neighbor.)
Yes, it’s true, the azaleas are done and not blooming right now. But I couldn’t resist showing some pictures.