Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Azaleas

One of the things I love about Sarasota is how early the azaleas bloom.

I know! When I think of Florida, I think of hibiscus and bougainvillea too. But the large condo community in which Dad lives was built the late 70’s. So, whether planted or preserved in the first place, there are a lot of middle-aged and mature live oaks which provide a significant canopy for understory plants.

In other words, it’s shady. Shady enough for beautiful ferns, and philodendrons the size of small cars, and alongside the hibiscus – azaleas.

This post is for Margene.

Azaleas 20080218

Azaleas and Ferns 20080218

Azaleas and a Helper 20080218
And the photo shoot director