Azaleas are probably the most widely used shrub in landscaping. They bloom in early spring and then stay green for the rest of the season. Azaleas will tolerate partial shade. Locally grown azaleas are usually the best choices since they are the hardiest. Azaleas from other regions need to adapt to the local soil conditions and weather, which often takes one full cycle of seasons so they need a bit more initial attention. For example, in hot weather, azaleas need extra water. Even if you have a sprinkler system, newly installed azaleas, ones put in within the past 6 months, need an extra soaking. With the many colors choices, you are bound to find a place for azaleas in your yard.