Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Most Beautiful Time of The Year

This is such a beautiful time of year in Portland that I just have to post another garden photo.  Look closely and you will see this azalea on my front porch is planted in a very shallow pot that is sitting on top of a little ladder.  Thanks to my son, Andy, it was pruned in the cascading bonsai style over 15 years ago.  Yes.  Fifteen!  It amazes me that it continues to thrive in this small pot and endures some pretty cold winters. He was fascinated with The Karate Kid movie and Mr. Miyagi's bonsai at the time.  He continues to be a much better pruner than I am but all the little trees he began, plus a few more, continue to live with me.  This one amazes me every spring!
If you haven't entered my SugarCushion giveaway yet, there is still time.  Click this link and leave a comment to enter.  I will be drawing the winner on Sunday.
I'm hooking up today with Show and Tell Fiday over at My Romantic Home. Cindy is such a dear to host!
Ah, Spring!


Cheri said...

Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Komali Nunna said...


Girl in Pink said...

Thank you for your sweet visit to my pink blog! Your azalea is beautiful and I couldn't agree more with your post title! It seems we are neighbors...I am just across the river from you! I hope you have a lovely spite of all the rain we've been promised!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Annette said...

Wow, that is gorgeous and just amazing that it has lasted so many years in a pot! Your son did a remarkable job. I love azaleas and wish they bloomed through the summer.
Have a great long weekend!!

Diane Salter said...

Okay, I think I'm going to try another way to comment here--I've been trying for a couple of days, but I think I know another way to fool blogger!
I just wanted to say that I LOVE this Azalea bush or would it be a plant in a pot? I've never one them grown like this before--beautiful!
P.S. I also can't get mine or anyone elses followers to pop up--can you??

Diane Salter said...

HA! I did it!!