It is rare that I do a post on one individual plant .. I seem to always jam pack a post because I am so enthusiastic about all my plant babies ?
Northern Lights azalea class are gorgeous azaleas .. My very first azalea is Mandarin Lights.
I have had this beauty for many years .. I had it in the wrong place for almost all of those years and it would only put out two or three flowers .. it was trying so hard to TELL me something .. which I ignored for some reason.Finally I moved it to just the right bed .. my on going hellebore bed that gets morning light and is looking darn good .. especially now that Mandarin Lights is one very happy azalea .. to the point it has so many flowers it is awesome !
So once I got over my "Duh ??" moments and did the right thing by this little wonder .. it rewarded me above and beyond my expectations and that is when you get that touch of magic from your garden .. it makes it so worth while you have a silly smile on your face every time you look at such a plant : )
Ghost fern and a little clematis, plus a dicentra are its closest friends .. they love to touch each other and make it known they are there keeping "Mandy" ? company .. wink wink
Taking pictures of this beauty is very difficult .. it needs just the right touch of morning light.
.... with a touch of shadow
... and a friendly arm hugging it gently ?
How can you not smile at that ?