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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Guess what I am dreaming of today...

It is still chilly, cloudy and rainy (at least no ice or snow, right?) here in my corner of the world, but I got up this morning longing for some bright blooms of spring Azaleas.  I love them.  I was a newlywed when DH and I  moved to South Carolina, 21 years or so ago, and I fell completely and totally in love with Azaleas.  Yes, I had seen Azaleas before, but the versions we had in North Georgia didn't compare to the ones I discovered in SC.  They were (ARE) breath taking.
So, I am looking for those first blooms.  I know my yard is laden with mature Azaleas, and the surprise will be in what varieties and colors..I have no idea.  It will be like a party as they show themselves.
 Will they be pinks, reds, whites, fuchsias, lavenders, oranges or a mix of all?
Oh, I can't wait!!!!


12 comments:

  1. I love that about moving into a new house, especially one with more mature gardens.....the excitement of seeing just what is out there and how it will look! How fun! I will be ready by the time spring is here, but I have enjoyed this winter!

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  2. How exciting....we have three enormous old bushes and a few medium bushes, but down the street I just drool over the yards full of them that have to be at least 50 years old. Lucky you! Enjoy your surprise!

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  3. I can't wait for my azaleas to bloom either! Spring can not come soon enough for me. Carla

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  4. Oh how I love azaleas...the purest form of spring in the south. Can't wait to see your "new" ones.

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  5. I do love seeing all the different colours come into bloom :) even tho' I'm pretty much a white azalea gal those big bunches of mixed colours and types are beautiful!

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  6. Oh, I love Azaleas, too. We could grow them nicely in Oregon, but just can't make them work here in the desert. My sweet MIL always had beautiful Azaleas, so I kind of think of her when I hear the name. I miss her.
    CAS

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  7. Oh, how exciting to wait and see what colors you'll have. I love azaleas too!

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  8. Those pictures are beautiful.
    I am ready for warm weather so I can use my grill.

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  9. That is what I am dreaming of too....South Carolina ~Nothing could be finer!

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  10. I'm ready for spring too and a blooming landscape.

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  11. Gorgeous!!!
    There are few things in the garden blooming, I think it is from the tease of summer we had this past week :)
    Thank you so much for your visit!
    Love your blog!
    XO
    Kristin

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  12. Bella- How exciting to find out! This will be a Spring to never forget!

    Loretta

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