Rhododendron 101

I began my gardening career over 40 years ago working on a local estate with an extensive rhododendron collection. There was an impressive hedge of purple-flowering Rhododendron ponticum lining the roadside, as well as impeccable specimens of such cultivars as ‘Blue Peter’ and ‘Moonstone’ which are next to impossible to find today. While I hated the tedious (and very sticky) job of deadheading the spent flowers, that still didn’t detract from their eye-catching beauty when in full bloom, which is why most of us have a rhododendron or two in our landscapes.

Small but Beautiful