Just about everywhere you look these plants will be in evidence, especially azaleas which are now all classified as Rhododendrons.
This year they are particularly good as the winter weather has just been right for them. They have set the buds well and we haven’t had any late snow yet!
There are some super hybrid varieties around now with colours ranging from usual vivid reds to pale pink and beige. With azaleas it’s the scent people are attracted to, especially the yellow ones.
I don’t think there is any better smell to remind you of the start of summer than the smell of azalea flowers on a humid evening after an afternoon of rain.
With so many to choose from there are enough varieties to cater for anybody’s taste.