This house, at the corner of Hobbs Road and Bearhollow, near Jefferson, shows North Carolina at its best. The homeowners are diligent about keep the yard nice. Now, their azaleas are in full bloom. The corner-appointed house is a welcoming entrance into the neighborhood. The azaleas make the mammoth hill (for Greensboro, at least) look like it was meant to be full of shrubs. Azaleas are a favorite ornamental plant in North Carolina. Professional landscapers and hobbyists alike love the spring flowering plant. The combination of pink and white, as seen above, is especially popular.
This yard is not that far from the battlegrounds from the Revolutionary War and remind us that, when our forefathers were out defending our county and country, they were on hilly terrain in Greensboro. Greensboro's average altitude is only about 800-900 feet, but, as part of the Piedmont, it is just that... foot of the mountain.
The United States has about 17 native azaleas, and on this website, you can learn not only their names but also their bloom times (here). A big thank you for the people who keep their yards looking lovely. You give us all a good gift!