Thursday, April 9, 2009
The Beauty of Azaleas
It is always nice to take a short vacation trip to a warmer climate. I just spent the last few days in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. While is Georgia, I had the opportunity to see some beautiful Azaleas. Azaleas will grow in my area, but they tend to struggle and are sometimes a disappointment. My soil pH is neutral to slightly alkaline and not what Azaleas really need. Azaleas can grow as large as 10 feet tall and I did have the chance to see some that large. Azaleas prefer acid soil and a sheltered site with partial shade. You can propagate this plant by sowing seeds or layering branches in the summer.