A little path through the Azaleas to the Upper Garden. It cuts at a
slight angle so it isn't noticeable from the center of the garden on either side.
Another view of Formosa. Behind is a small glimpse of Poukahense
starting to bloom, a deciduous Azalea with Lavender blooms
I can hardly wait for the whole show, as blooms open and color intensifies. Usually Dogwoods bloom simultaneously with Azaleas. Dogwoods still have tight buds. The small trunks of understory trees are dogwoods under tall pines, some that I planted seeds, some bird-planted. Both Dogwoods and Azaleas enjoy high shade in this climate.
I can hardly wait. Perhaps I should go back to a 2010 album where all the azaleas are in bloom.
I do go back and look at previous years on my own blogs.
We had 2.5 inches of rain since early this morning, grateful for every drop.