The azalea island is in full bloom now, and those flowers are bringing out the pollinators in droves. I promised a walk around the azaleas on our property, and here are the pictures. I know I have mentioned this before, white flowers are my favorites. The white azaleas on two bushes did beautifully.
The third one budded a bit earlier and got bitten by the frost. Some of the flowers are pure white, but others show the discoloration of damage.
Next to it are a medium pink, and a darker pink.
Behind it in the middle of the circle is another lighter pink. It is looking a bit scrawny, and I may need to take it out and replant another one.
Around the other side of the circle, two more azaleas, with the white one still mostly buds just a few days ago.
They are beautiful though. The same white azalea just a day later is doing well with no bloom damage.
Down the drive next to the meadow, the pink has bloomed, and a fourth white is just starting up.
The intense color of this deep pink azalea is just gorgeous.
I like the lighter, softer pink too.
In the back, a row of coral azaleas are blooming well. Unfortunately, they also suffered some frost damage. The edges of the flowers are discolored in spots.
Frost damage on a flower is visible while a butterfly landed for a bit of a rest.
There are sections that look good, pretty in deep coral, these are in the back too.
Back to the front again, this pink one is really going strong. It was hard to keep away from all the bees!
I’ll finish with another closeup view of the white ones, still my favorite.
If you aren’t tired of flower posts, I’ll show you the apple blossoms in a few days. They are really getting going now.
What is blooming near you now?