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A dazzling display

Shelby Dickerson and her late husband Richard began planting azaleas on their Woods Cross Roads property in the late 1960s. The couple built their own home and raised most of the food their family of four ate, all while Richard held down a full-time job, but they still found the time periodically to add small splashes of color under the trees surrounding their home. They sometimes bought small plants, but usually, because of budget constraints, Richard propagated new plants from the existing ones. They never pruned the shrubs, instead letting them grow wild, and were eventually rewarded with a dazzling display every spring.

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