My Azaleas are not doing well? Is this normal for Parker County? Yes! Parker County soils are too alkiline for Azaleas or any of the plants in that family. Unless you are prepared to do extraordinary bed preparation and continue with special care for their life expectancy. Or grow them in containers with the correct soil PH. Azaleas need acid soils. You will have fewer headaches by choosing plants that are native or adapted to our area.