The Azalea Festival in Wilmington relies on the beautiful flowers to set the scene for the celebration.
It's less than a week until the Azalea Festival. That means it's "Plant an Azalea Week."
The event kicked off this morning in Wilmington.
The North Carolina Azalea Festival is still months away, but the Azalea Garden Tour began taking shape today.
Encore Azalea donated various types of the plant to next year's Garden Tour owners, so they can begin gearing up for next spring's big event.
The relatively warm winter has many people saying, "This is why I live in the south." But that weather raises some concerns among farmers, who say some of their crops are now at risk.
It's starting to look a lot like the Azalea Festival. The founder of Encore Azaleas delivered azaleas for the garden at the World's Largest Rotary Wheel at Greenfield Lake this morning.