As spring erupts into bloom why not plan a day trip to visit one of these three gardens known for their azalea collections. Each offers a magnificent display in a unique setting. You should find azaleas in bloom for most of the month of April, peaking around the middle of the month (weather depending, of course). So many azaleas…so little time! Honor Heights Park in Muskogee holds its annual Azalea Festival throughout the month of April. The park has over 30,000 azaleas i
This week’s featured garden is bursting with azaleas and rhododendrons, plants that many gardeners in the southern plains find challenging to grow. Extreme summer heat can take its toll on these spring beauties. Several breeding programs have focused on heat tolerance including the Southgate™ series of Rhododendron hyperythrum hyrbids developed by Dr. John Thornton and the Aromi heat-tolerant azalea hybrids developed by Dr. Gene Aromi. This website is helpful in selecting
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Chinese Garden, Huntington Library and Gardens, CA