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Azalea 2015About two years ago I found several azaleas thrown into a pile by the side of the road. They were all very weak and drying out. I took about 10 of them home and repotted them. Since then I have given them all away but this one. After only a few seasons this azalea is doing great. No one would ever know it was a shrub that was saved from the landfill. M. Tally.

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azalaea 2fire azalea Here is a photo of the only “Fire Azalea” that I’ve ever seen in the urban landscape. In fact, this one is in a very natural setting, on a large property at Lake Norman. It was brought down from the Blue Ridge area about 30 years ago. The other photo is of an azalea growing on a high country ridge in the Smoky Mountains. Fire azaleas are a natural species, and are not normally seen in the Charlotte area.

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