This has been an incredible year for azaleas. Most of our bushes are fairly small, I'm cheap and I buy small ones, but they grow very slowly. We do have 3 large ones, the ones a neighbor gave us because she said she was allergic to azaleas. I don't know why she thought it would help to get rid of them, for every house, and there are about 100 of them in our subdivision, has a yard full of azaleas.
Regardless, her husband hooked a chain up his truck and pulled them out. We wish now that we had taken more, she was just giving them away, but we were afraid they wouldn't survive the transplanting after their rather rough pull-out.
Anyway, they're blooming their head off and smell like heaven, our smaller ones don't have much of a smell, and this light pink is not my favorite color, but they smell so good I want more.