Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Azalea Lane

At Welkinweir, there is a magical place called Azalea Lane.  

For about 10 months out of the year, it draws no special attention, but when spring arrives, the show begins.

Hundreds of azaleas and rhododendrons bloom, usually peaking around Mother's Day each year.  
Many of the plants in this collection date back to the 1940s and 50s and several are one-of-a-kind hybrids donated by Lloyd Partain, an award winning plant breeder.  

The vivid azalea flowers are nicely complimented by the more subdued hues of flowering understory trees including dogwoods, redbuds, and magnolias.

The show started early this year.  I have attempted to catch most of it on camera.

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