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Rhododendrons are amazing!!!
Posted on March 6, 2019 8:00 AM by Gerry Trout
 
 
Have you heard this?  Rhododendrons can tell the temperature.  Some people claim to be able to tell the temperature just by looking at the Rhodies!!
 
We went for our walk on Tuesday at Meeks Park, and saw the Rhododendrons looking a bit sad.  They looked as if they were weeping.  I had heard about their reaction to temperature, so I took this picture, and looked it up when we got home.  
 
It is NORMAL for Rhododendrons to droop, and curl their leaves when the temperature drops below 32 degrees.  And the colder it gets, the tighter the leaves curl.
 
So if your Rhodies or Azaleas seem sad, it could just be the weather.  They'll be better when it warms up.  Just like the rest of us!!!
 
 
HAPPY GARDENING!!!
Comments
Comment By: Sandra Bradley
Posted on March 6, 2019 10:18 PM

Great info!
Thanks Gerry