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Compared to the flowers in the previous post, these are the bigger (and brighter) blossoms of the Formosa Azalea. As far as I know, these come in three colors (white, pink, fuschia) .There are literally thousands of these (in the yard/garden) showing their pretty faces right now and thousands more in buds not yet open. For about a month every year the Azalea bush is very showy and the other 11 months, just a big bush, growing about a meter in all directions every year. I strive to cut them back severely every other year, but one bush has gotten totally out of hand and is presently 20ft or more in diameter. (20 feet=6 meters). What happens in my part of the world with this type Azalea; the branches of the bush get so long, their weight causes the branches to drag the ground...the part of the branch touching the ground begins to send out roots and forms another Azalea bush, so after several years, it appears that a single bush is 20-30 feet in diameter, and I suppose the multiple bushes would just continue to spread. The height of the bush is about 6 feet (1.82 meters).
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Feb 11 2013 15:45 GMT wijnie58
WOW Awesome shot of the Azalea..:-))
Feb 11 2013 15:59 GMT hans55 PRO
nice color !!
Feb 11 2013 18:48 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Wijnie
Feb 11 2013 18:48 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Hans
Feb 11 2013 22:04 GMT junne PRO
awesome, imagine the japanese cut the flowers off, because they want a more subtle bush, shaped to match the appearance of the rocks. that is what gives the serene look of the japanese garden.
Feb 11 2013 22:16 GMT linnywv PRO
Amazing color pink. Azaleas should bloom all year round!
Feb 12 2013 00:31 GMT fhelsing PRO
a beauty!
Feb 12 2013 00:57 GMT potterjo
Beautiful!! Let them spread, or if ambitious you could always start another group elsewhere.
Feb 12 2013 03:09 GMT pauli3522
pretty nice flowers...nice colorrrrrrrrrrr
Feb 12 2013 15:32 GMT larrybenedict
G√ľnter, many people around here trim the Azalea bushes into border shrubs/hedges, but I don't have time for such endeavors. If my yard/garden space was smaller, perhaps I would. Azalea hedges are not as "showy" as the larger mounds of flowers.
Feb 12 2013 15:33 GMT larrybenedict
Linny, I am in favor of that.
Feb 13 2013 00:31 GMT gtc126
Beautiful Azalea Blooms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 13 2013 18:56 GMT senna3
Eye-catching colour and an amazingly sharp image!
Feb 13 2013 19:29 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Peter. I shot this with one of my oldest digital cameras...an Olympus with a 5 megapixel CCD sensor.
Feb 13 2013 20:47 GMT marijke06
amazing flower show!:)
Feb 14 2013 14:56 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Marijke. It is a colorful time of year in N. Florida.
Feb 18 2013 07:28 GMT junne PRO
never too much information. stunning color, almost day glow

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