I brought Rhodo branches in to force for Christmas and they opened today. I painted them and decided that I won't try and figure out exactly how many days before Christmas to cut them so that they bloom on Christmas Day. I will leave them as an epiphany surprise. I notice that the flowers are paler when they bloom in the house. I don't know why. I love that azaleas are evergreens and they smell wonderful when cut. The leaves are little barometers--when it is very cold, they curl up very tight just like me!
A wee explanation: this website was created as a way to amplify the daily surprise of seeing glory in one small life. The notebook entries represented here are all selected from things actually lived and noted on paper in an effort to live the full life British educator Charlotte Mason so ably championed.
Book Of Centuries
Book Of Firsts