Everyone’s plants are exploding here in the east. Wisteria are wandering and blooming, roses are forming buds, fruits are growing in tree limbs and my ginormous rhododendron is a rambling riot of blooms. I have never really given much thought to the plant that does what it wants and has adorned most the
of the side of the house for years and years. It was here when we moved in almost 10 years ago and from the looks of it it was there 10 or 20 years before we ever got here. So I started thinking, as I often do, what to do? What to do? Turn to the experts of course. So I got on the Internet, as I often do, and what I did when I got there what has went straight to the Farmer’s Almanac website. https://www.almanac.com/plant/rhododendrons
It turns out, rhodies (as gardening geeks like my parents) call them love warm and moist (title of your sexy tape) summers. I’m sure glad something’s benefiting from weather like that... goodness knows it’s not my favorite. Anyway, the vivacious pinks the plant offers in late spring are happening just in time for prom pictures, even if the moist part of the rhododendron- growing equation is also here. Oh well, take the blooms with the boom of thundershowers and smile for the camera.
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