Did you know that there are Azalea festivals in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and the United States? I didn’t until I looked up Azalea on Wikipedia. There’s even an annual Azalea Trail Run through Mobile, Alabama every March. Who Knew? I love Azalea bushes, but only when they are in bloom. Why do they only bloom for such a short period of time? The last house I lived in had three bushes; one bloomed white in the middle of two pink/magenta blooming ones. Very pretty. My current house seems to only have the one color. Still very pretty.