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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pink Azalea


Last summer I bought this beautiful azalea at the grocery.
It's a topiary with a braided trunk.  It did very well outside
and I even had to replant it to a bigger pot.
Well, I just couldn't let it die with that first frost, so I
brought it inside for the winter.  It seems to be doing very
well, even deciding to bloom!  I'm hoping I can keep it alive
until late May when it can safely go outside again!


32 comments:

  1. Tending flowers in the cold country does take a bit of loving care. I'm sure it's happy be be inside until May. Very beautiful!!

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    1. I'm sure it would rather be down south with it's roots in some warm, red soil. haha. It's probably looking outside at the snow, in horror!

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  2. Such a pretty, vibrant color! I'm already counting down the days until Spring. :)

    Marla

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    1. Already? haha. You know winter just started, right? :)

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  3. This is lovely. Always nice to have a bit of green, and pink, during these cold months!

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    1. It is a bright spot, that is for sure!

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  4. Pink to make the boys wink . . :)
    I am sure your green fingers will save it.
    Quite beautiful . . . :)

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    1. I hope! Maybe taking to it will help. :)

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  5. What a sweet little bonus in the winter. :)

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    1. Isn't it? Lots of buds but only that one has been bare enough to open up. haha.

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  6. I'm impressed! I can't keep anything alive inside, much less blooming!

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    1. I didn't expect a bloom....just hoping it will hang on til spring! haha.

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  7. Fantastic! Gardening can be so rewarding...good job Betsy 🌺
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It was a very nice surprise! Lots of buds on it. I wonder if it's confused. haha.
      I'd love for it to last...it's so pretty!

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    2. How about some fertilizer??????

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    3. When I repotted it, I used potting soil with food in it. We need some sunny days, I think!
      Rain, wind, gray...yucky this week!

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    4. Very yucky here today...sunny yesterday! Good luck with her....keep us posted!

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  8. How beautiful, and a healthy looking plant....
    I'm afraid I can't grow happy plants inside my house, there is not enough sunshine with porches on the front and back, so I have to enjoy my stained glass window flower :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. And your window is lovely! I want one!

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    1. Well, we shall see! Spring is a long way off here....we can still get frost in May!

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  10. What a fabulous colour! So cheery.
    Alas, I cannot keep things alive. My beautiful cyclamen bit the dust and the wee potted Christmas tree I got is not looking well.
    But I try! :-)

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    1. So sad about the cyclamen! I have one that is well and one that is hanging on. haha.

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  11. Betsy, first of all Happy New Year!!!
    This flower is so wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love

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  12. Hi Betsy - that's my colour .. absolutely stunning - and well done on nurturing it to such a wonderful bloom ... enjoy - cheers Hilary

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    1. Your favorite? Yay...how fun. I'm hoping for more blooms. Tons of buds but nothing is happening!

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  13. Sure living the life
    Blooming away and free from strife

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    1. If in strife you mean snow,
      yes inside is the way to go! haha.

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  14. Very pretty but I prefer white. My mother had a big white azalea I bought her for Mothering Sunday. She kept it flowering for years and years. I wish I had that talent. I'm not good with pot plants however hard I try.
    Really loved the glass table lamp you showed the other day. That I would steal from you any day!

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