We've had azaleas in our yard since
we moved to this house in 1976.
They bloom in the spring for 2-3 weeks.
They are pretty, but just short-lived.
Earlier this year, Hubby's sister told him about
Encore azaleas. They bloom in the spring,
but continue to bloom through the summer.
So, we bought some and planted them about a month ago.
And guess what, she was right!!
The plants are small and there are only
a few blooms so far, but they are lovely.
It makes me smile to see them!
Don't know who developed this new "breed" of azalea...
but he/she is a genius! :-)