Published On: Mon, Apr 4th, 2016

Rhododendron Gets a Serious Clipping

To a certain degree, planting plants and caring for them isn’t that bad.  There’s something rewarding in it, when everything grows.  And then there’s also something frustrating in it, when something starts to die.  I’ve struggled with the Rhododendron plants ever since I planted the first one [which died] and the second one [which also died], so I thought maybe I’d pay more attention.

The first sign of something going wrong is when the leaves start to degrade. On the smaller of the two that are left, I couldn’t take it any longer. I grabbed some sheers and gave it a serious clipping. I didn’t cut away branches, and maybe I should, but I did clip away as many leaves in distress that I could take.

Rhododendron
These leaves aren’t looking too good.
Rhododendron
I probably wouldn’t be as concerned if the other Rhododendron didn’t look a lot healthier.
Rhododendron
Rhododendron
Rhododendron

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David Gaines

- David Gaines is a Washington, DC, resident transplanted from North Carolina whose dream career was a newspaper writer but settled for the recruiting industry and simply blogging about whatever thoughts crosses his mind.

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