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Twin Beauties

The South is known for its beautiful Azaleas, and you’ll have to go a long way to find one more beautiful than the twin beauties I’ve shown here.  I bought five small Azalea bushes for $2.99 at the end of season two years ago; repotted twice – and what started out at a mere 8″ or so tall have now grown to more than 2 feet and have finally bloomed.  I couldn’t have been more surprised or more pleased.  The name I found for this specie was Campanilla — if you can verify that would be great.

Lots of buds, begging to greet the world

I thought it would be fun for you to see these as they begin their climb to all out beauty.

I never realized there were so many species of Azaleas until I began browsing through a wholesale/retail garden outlet near my home.

Like little pink flags, waiting to unfurl their beauty

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About scoop1942

I am 73-years young with six grandchildren and one great-grandson , professional and recreational blogger, previous graphic artist, hospitality industry veteran, Jill of all trades; master of a few, plus hobbiest, re-cycler and dreamer. My steadfast companion for 17 years, Bubba, who is now deceased, reminded me daily of what loyalty was all about. I now have a rescued dog who has turned out to be the best dog I've every had; Annie, who is part Shepherd, part Boston is sweet natured and a wonderful companion. You can now find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Oh my; while social media may not have been meant for Grandmothers, it has sure turned my world on end . . . what else will technology bring our way. I just recently got a smart phone and texting is my game . . . LOL

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