Instead of one arrangement for this week’s edition of In a Vase on Monday, I offer a golden tray of nine miniature vases in which to display the Encore azaleas that are in bloom in my garden today.
I have become a great fan of these reblooming Encore azaleas as indicated by the number of different ones growing in my garden. I find that the pale pastel colors are enchanting, and the ability to have another azalea “season” in the fall is priceless. Once established they require only a minimum of maintenance…an occasional prune of a wayward stem and a bit of azalea food in late winter and after the spring bloom. And my back appreciates that there is rarely any stoop labor required. Right now they are the prime contributors of color in my garden. Three cheers for the hybridizer who created this wonderful series of azalea cultivars (and continues to add new ones with each season).
This collection consists of: ‘Autumn Carnation,’ ‘Autumn Carnival,’ ‘Autumn Debutante,’ ‘Autumn Empress,’ ‘Autumn Moonlight,’ ‘Autumn Rouge,’ ‘Autumn Royalty,’ ‘Autumn Sangria,’ and ‘Autumn Twist.’
Please click on In a Vase on Monday to visit the delightful postings of Cathy, the originator of this meme, at Rambling in the Garden. Her weekly challenge gives us the opportunity to share what is in bloom in our garden.