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A spring to remember at the Asticou Azalea Garden

What a difference a year makes! In case you have forgotten how last winter’s weather wreaked havoc on many of the flowering plants and trees in the Northeast, including the Asticou Azalea Garden, it is documented here.  

This spring, joy and full blooms returned. Garden Manager, Mary Roper says this has been the most prolific season in her 30+ years in this garden.

Local photographer Katherine Emery captured the splendor of our iconic cherry tree and azaleas at their peak. Enjoy this pictorial stroll through the garden and celebrate the revival of nature. 

Image descriptions:

First row, starting from the left: Rhododendron kaempferi (Kaempferi Azalea, from Japan); Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii (the enchanting Golden Peony)

Second row, starting from the left: Fritillaria meleagris (Chequered lily); Stone Lantern; Rhododendron schlippenbachii (Royal Azalea) with other shrubs on the pond edge

Third row, starting from the left: Rhododendron stewartstonian (Gable hybrid, Stewartstonian Azalea); the excessive bloom of ‘Ginny Gee’ Azalea

Fourth row, starting from the left: Self seeded native Aquilegia canadensis (Red columbine); Magnolia stellata (Star Magnolia)

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