A close neighbor allowed me to take photos in their garden. It’s been hot here in central Florida for the last few weeks with a temperature 12 to 15 degrees F hotter than normal for March. Our high temperatures have been in the 80’s nearly the whole month. The golden rain tree in the front yard blooms in October, drops hundreds of seed pods, and then loses its leaves. The leaves started to grow a couple of weeks ago and the tree is still holding onto some seed pods.
Azaleas are in the Rhododendron family. Most azaleas are hardy to planting zones 6-9, with a few varieties tolerating colder temperatures up to zone 4. Plant azaleas in partial shade or in a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade. Acidic Soil: Azaleas prefer soil with a pH of 5 to 6.5.
Photos by Jenna Bell.
The end of February and beginning of March is when my friend Jenna’s garden is vibrant with the spring colors of azaleas here in central Florida. Her home is situated on a large lot with a pond, lots of shade trees, and azaleas she planted in the shade decades ago. Thanks for sharing your photos Jenna! Read More