It's spring in Houston and that means azaleas. For a few weeks in March and April flowers in all shades of pink, lavendar, and white grace our lawns. If you like, you can visit the annual Azalea Trail and wander the gardens in prestigious River Oaks. But you don't have to. Drive down any street and you can see blossoms so beautiful they bring tears to your eyes. And along with them are redbud trees, roses, pansies, but the azalea is queen. No matter that in a couple of weeks those bushes will just be uninteresting green shrubs, for now they make the city a fairyland.
I wanted azalea bushes in my yard. The landscaper said no; the yard man agreed. "You won't water them enough," the landscaper said. "The only time this yard gets water is when it falls from the sky," said the yard man.
So no azaleas for me. But I can enjoy them, and hey, that doesn't require any work.
And a special thanks to Arlee Bird who started the A to Z Challenge and made April my favorite blogging month.