Stick with Karen in the Garden- Azalea

Azalea ‘Karen’ is one of my favorites…the name is a coincidence……This wonderful shrub lasts a long time, thrives in our Berkshire winters, and is maintenance free. The magenta flowers jump out, particularly against white plants such as Dicentra Alba (white bleeding heart). I also love it, because the way it feels like an impressionist painting. Oh, and it blooms in part sun/part shade. Most descriptions will say it is evergreen…not in our Berkshire Zone 5, but the leaves will return in the spring.

Azalea 'Karen' a true garden buddy!

Azalea ‘Karen’ remains a true garden buddy!