"Jem and I had always enjoyed the free run of Miss Maudie's yard if we kept out of her azaleas."
Public Domainazaleas - Credit: mooseysgarden

Azaleas are flowering shrubs; they bloom in spring in damp mountainous places, but their flowers die only a few weeks later. These plants do not need as much sun as others do; they are often found living near trees and even under them.

Cities and towns in the U.S.A. have festivals celebrating the azaleas blooming in spring due to the great variety of colours they offer.