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Wednesday, September 26, 2018


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Lisa at Greenbow

Your rhodie looks so fresh and healthy. I can't wait to see those blooms too.


Exciting! Hope you'll share the spring show!

Linda Brazill

My two Rhodies are the most lush and healthy they've ever been. Clearly they enjoyed the crazy amount of rain we keep getting. Yesterday we got 3/4 of an inch in just a couple of hours. Ugh.

Kris P

I'm totally surprised at how far in advance rhododendron buds appear but then that's another genus that doesn't want to grow here so I have no personal experience with it.

Linda Brazill

This one does set the buds in fall but my other one does not; or at least they are not really visible. Even in the spring I have trouble telling what is a bud and what is going to open into a leaf cluster. on that Rhodie. Those big buds on this one actually open into clusters of flowers. The buds start out pink but the flowers are white. I am not a fan of many of the pink and purple Rhodies. Give me white, orange, yellow or red.


I'm sure they will put on a great show!

Beth @ PlantPostings

Oh, good to know. Thank you for this hopefulness! I'm trying to search for and store up happy thoughts and spring/summer/fall vibes to get me through the dark months ahead. I love fall, but it always seems so foreboding of the winter ahead. I'll look forward to your 'Yaku Angel' blooms next spring--please do share photos!

Sara - Villa Emilia

Hello Linda, thank you for the interesting post. I didn't know 'Yaku Angel' or other yakushimanum hybrids before, and I read now that they are very much appreciated. Unfortunately this one wouldn't survive where I live. Ours are hardy to ca. -37 C and yet the buds may die in winter.
Wisconsin? Wow, your autumn colours are really something to look forward to!

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