Well, Eagleson Landscape Co. headquarters, the Barn, was hit by a small storm cell that packed quite the punch. After being pelted by 60+ mile an hour winds non stop for 10 minutes, we walked outside to find a quarter of the barns roof had been removed! Talk about growing pains for the business! What a crazy experience! Now as for this weeks plant of the week, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to a shrub known for its intense spring blooming. This week we will be discussing the Azalea!
The Azalea is a beautiful shrub that does well as a stand alone plant or planted in a mass. Sporting many different bloom colors and coming in a vast array of sizes makes utilizing this plant simple! Care is also relatively simple. The Azalea should be planted in spring in an area with partial shade and well drained acidic soil. Prune the shrub after it is done blooming to ensure the plant is kept a suitable shape and health. Always remember to water and mulch around your plants as well! When given the proper treatment Azaleas explode in a mass of bloom that covers every inch of the plant!