The azaleas are in bloom here and they’re putting on a stunning show. I always look forward to them blooming because for most of the year azaleas are a pretty nondescript shrub and then they put forth their blooms and I can’t help but want to go rushing to the nursery to buy an azalea for our yard. I’ve bought and killed several azaleas over the last five years though, so I’m learning to resist the urge to go buy one.
One of our azalea bushes is sort of a sorry-looking shrub and every year a little more of it dies. But it’s in bloom right now and despite its awkward shape from where I’ve had to cut away the dead parts, it has produced really lovely blossoms. So I thought this aging azalea should be immortalized in a yard bouquet.
The “vase” is actually a mug my sister gave me. I just turned it so that the handle is at the back and out of sight, so now it looks like it was always meant to hold flowers.
Has anyone else been clipping some spring flowers lately? If so, what has caught your fancy?
If you’re interested, you can see my previous six free bouquets of flowers cut from the yard by clicking on “Yard bouquets” below.