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Azalea, pale lavender.

What a history this little azalea has!  I bought it one day, in Rock Hill, SC, after Carl, Mother, & I visited the Rock Hill Azalea Gardens.  I saw quite a few huge lavender azaleas in the gardens and asked a docent if they could be purchased locally.  She told me of a nearby nursery and we drove to it on our way home.  This little azalea did not grow much the first 10 years I had it in my gardens. Two years ago I dug it up to move it, only to realize it was in boggy soil, with its root ball being like a ‘soppy’ dish cloth! Last week I moved it again, to fill in a vacant spot in the South Border of shrubs.  Its new location has very well amended soil and I hope it will be so happy now.  It must be very hardy to have survived all this time in such challenging conditions.
Azalea, pale lavender, with Emily peeping at camera.

Azalea, pale lavender, with Emily peeping at camera.

Azalea, pale lavender.

Azalea, pale lavender.

Azalea, pale lavender, in South Border, with Teresa's beautiful gardens as backdrop.

Azalea, pale lavender, in South Border, with Teresa’s beautiful gardens as backdrop.

Emily checking the leaves.

Emily checking the leaves.

Azalea, pale lavender, with tiny brown Emily.

Azalea, pale lavender, with tiny brown Emily.

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