The azaleas came in late this year. I'm going to blame it on the SNOW we had in MARCH... not normal. I'm so glad we have seasoned azalea bushes in our yard. We have never had to trim, fertilize or pay any attention whatsoever to these guys. We have killed some and trimmed some in other places in the yard, but this line seems to love the simple life and they bloomed great for us this year! I'm so glad I snapped pictures of them when I did, because those darn things only last a week or so! Maybe two. Boo.