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columbiariver

🐝🐞🍎🍒🍐🍓🥝🥕On our place for 34 years. Oregon Z-5/6. #pnw #oregon #native #plantnatives #thankyougardentags

Rhododendron (Azalea Varieties)

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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columbiariver

I always forget to post this in spring when it's most colorful. When the buds open it's a much lighter shade of pinky-lavender. But I like this dark color #azalea #perennialla

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lovestogarden

Beautiful color. 💕

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juliesgarden

Beautiful Laura 💗💗

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It’s gorgeous Laura...💝

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columbiariver

Thank you my long lost friend ❤️ @lovestogarden

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columbiariver

Thank you Julie 💗 @juliesgarden

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columbiariver

Thank you Elaine 💗 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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columbiariver

Thank you Maggie 💗 @dirtgirlworld

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angeljen

Very very beautiful. That is a gorgeous color 💕💕

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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columbiariver

All of my azaleas and rhododendrons have been beaten up badly this winter. Leaves look unhappy. I'm not sure how to help them out of it. First little blossom. Lavender #azalea

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susanhumphrey333

Maybe they will recover as it gets warmer. Hope so Laura 😊

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carolgs

I gave some a liquid ericaceous feed as they were looking a little sad after the winter @columbiariver

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columbiariver

Carol, I was planning a trip to the GC tomorrow. This sounds like something I could really use. Thank you. They don't usually suffer this much damage. Did you see the ice pictures? It was thick and often. No wonder they're ​beat up. I'll update. @carolgs

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purplebird

Also I heard Epsom salts are good for shock and transplanting​. Can add 1 to 2 tablespoons to gallon of water, then just water around roots once. Can't hurt.🤗

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columbiariver

Hi Michelle. I'm going to give epsom salts a try all around the garden. But I haven't started yet. You're right, it may help rhodies out of their misery. @purplebird I am going to hit the new witch hazel, who had a rather rough planting. All the soil fell away from the roots, so I'm a little concerned.

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purplebird

I dug out my Epson salts mixtures receipies to be sure I remembered right. And that is the liquid drenching mixture to use through out season as needed. Also presoak transplants in 1/2 cup ES in gallon water. Soak root ball piror to planting. Can spray leaves with 1Tbsp ES/ gal water. And drenching solution helps leaf curling due to lack of Mg. Yellow leaves add to fertilizer once a month or spray leaves. Roses can use presoak, and add 1Tbsp to bottom of planting hole, cover with thin cont.

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purplebird

Cont.layer of dirt then put in.plant. Also drench roses once a month. Or top dressing, sprinkle 1 Tbsp ES / foot of height around base of plant and water in. Once a month for top dressing instead of drenching. That's what I have. Good luck 🤗

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columbiariver

You're a peach Michelle. Thanks for going to all that trouble. I'll do it. I keep a supply of ES for the fibro muscles. @purplebird

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purplebird

You are most welcome. But no trouble. My garden folder is on the headboard of my bed. So usually right in reach. Just had to think about looking it up instead of just remembering. Wouldn't want to give you the wrong strength.🤗

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LouisaRene

@purplebird thanks for great epsom salt info to help plants. (Rhodies). I’m going to do this soon. 👍

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purplebird

@LouisaRene you are most welcome.🤗

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