As a born East Coaster, Spring means azaleas - huge banks of them on display in woods and gardens.
A prime East Coast area for magnificent azalea displays is Charleston, South Carolina and their season begins in early April
The famed Magnolia Plantation combines the profuse beauty of azaleas with regal Spanish moss-draped Live Oaks and water cypress trees.
Here are two tastes of the colors soon to be with us...
To the right is a view into one of the the plantation's many water areas, filled with nooks and crannies and nature's display of colors
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