Julie Morgan, my husband, Jack, and I worked at Oaklawn this morning, and I wanted to show you this gorgeous, huge native azalea, just now coming into bloom. We did severe pruning on this one in 2013, cutting off many old limbs at the ground. It looked pretty pitiful when we finished pruning it, but just look at it now!
|Julie Morgan inspects native azalea at Oaklawn|
Of the many beautiful azaleas at Oaklawn, this one is my favorite. It is located in the Northwest corner of the garden and is clearly visible from Poplar Pike. Just look for a huge pink cloud and you've spotted it. You can't really tell from the picture above, but the buds are just beginning to open. And there are a lot of buds!
Here's a closer look at the flower.
If you are a native azalea fan, check out Oaklawn. This big guy will probably reach peak bloom this week and there are many other natives on the property with buds about to open.
Deb Edwards TMG '12