I have a faithful azalea, given to me six years ago and rarely without a flower. It has a long summer holiday in the garden and comes in for the winter. I brought it in about three weeks ago and saw that it had no flowers, and thought, never mind perhaps it just needs a season of rest. A few days later I was cheered to see some buds showing pink and now…
Another faithful winter companion is the Iris stylosa my mother gave me so many years ago. Once this starts, there is always at least one open flower all through the winter. I know I will be able to go out on Christmas day and bring in a fresh bloom.
Beautiful flowers in a beautiful vase to match, like a well dressed lady.
The vase came from my parents-in-law and seemed to be made for the azalea, though I fear it is outgrowing this now.
Glad to see your faithful Azalea bloomed to wish you a Happy Holidays Hillary. Peggy and I add our wishes as well. –Curt
And ours to you. We are already enjoying ourselves.