This is the latest I remember the azaleas starting in my section of Louisiana. Usually, by the end of March they are filling the countryside with color. This cold winter has put everything behind schedule. But the show must go on and and azaleas are just about ready to explode into vibrant pinks and pastels. My Red Ruffles typically are first to bloom in my yard and some buds are just sprouting. Here's a close-up of a bloom.
Here's a shot of one of the bushes as it's starting.
Here's what it looked like two years ago at this same time.