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Rick Rowe Arklatex Best: Azaleas

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The gardens at Norton's in Shreveport are famous for what happens for a couple of amazing weeks every spring...

It started in the mid 1960's when Mrs. R W Norton asked a gardener to plant a few azalea's outside her office window.

It all started back in the 1920's in east Texas... horticultural brought some of the new shrubs from Georgia, planted a few in some back yards and people began to notice.

52 years later....20,000 people will have azalea's in Tyler.

In Shreveport we don't need a reason to come and see them...we just do by the hundreds maybe thousands.

And if you just want to see the best of Shreveport in April...drive down Fairfield Avenue any afternoon the next couple of weeks.

and know that you're looking at the Arklatex Best flower...at least for a few glorious weeks in the spring.

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