Azalea bushes are full of luscious blooms all over Houston right now. They almost remind one of a lily, the way the pistil and stamen are so prominent. Azaleas figure in several writings by poets and novelists in Asia, where the flower is valued for its sheer beauty. Around the US, there are many cities (several in Texas) that host a springtime event called The Azalea Trail, some as long as twenty miles. The annual River Oaks Garden Club Azalea Trail was held here in Houston March 5, 6 and 7. To see more about the 75th Azalea Trail, go to www.riveroaksgardenclub.org/azaleatrail.