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columbiariver

🐝🐞🍎🍒🍐🍓🥝🥕 Northwestern USA zone 5b-ish maybe 6 #pnw #oregon #native #plantnatives

Rhododendron

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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columbiariver

We took our oldest Rhody out today 🤪 My mom and I planted it roughly 31 years ago 😭 It fell victim to lace wing bugs. We tried everything to save it. Our other rhodys an azaleas that are more shaded are doing better. Don't plant them in the sun because the lacewings thrive there. Sadly they have become a problem in recent years #lacewingbug #killerbugs #rhodykiller 8.11.19

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novicegardenlover

Sorry. #rhododendron-advice

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columbiariver

Thank you Susan @novicegardenlover

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gjones

That's a shame but you got to enjoy it for a long time!

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columbiariver

Absolutely! It's been a beautiful spring bloomer. Now we have many more plants to enjoy @gjones

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ShelleySnyder

What a job! We been there done that! Good work Bob!💘😍

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cyndi

Sorry you lost it.. on the plus side you have more plant space now..

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carolgs

It's always sad to loose an ole faithful plant especially with a happy memories attached to it. Time to plant new happy memories and hopefully replace the rhododendron in a more shady spot

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kez001uk

Sorry to hear you lost it 😔 I’m sure you’ll find plenty to fill the gap ☺️

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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columbiariver

Look at these mahoosive flowers 🌺💚 and this one is probably 20 ft tall. It has room to stretch since we took out overgrown photinea. #rhododendron #mygardenla #perennialla #pink #pinkflowers #big #bigplants #spring May 2019

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pelly

What a beauty Laura 💕💕

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ShelleySnyder

Amazing!!💘😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Good grief.....monster flowers..🤭💗

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dan5584

Beautiful!

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columbiariver

She's a winner Jane 💗💚 @pelly

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columbiariver

She is pretty amazing. Id like about a dozen more like this 💗💚 @ShelleySnyder

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columbiariver

They really are monsters Elaine. 💗💚 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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columbiariver

Thank you very much Dan 💗💚 @dan5584

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ShelleySnyder

Oh yes! A dozen!!💘😍

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pelly

Oh definitely 💕💕

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I wondered if maybe you’d shrunk when I seen your hand.....🤣🤣💗😘

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columbiariver

It's reaching for the sky. #rhododendron 5.14.19

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kez001uk

Wow 🤩 how beautiful 💕💞💕

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ShelleySnyder

Wowzers!! So pretty!💘😍

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columbiariver

Thank you. It's done it all on it's own. @kez001uk

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columbiariver

Thank ya ma'am 😊♥️ @ShelleySnyder

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cyndi

Very pretty

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KariSamuel

Gorgeous! #prettyinpink 💗💗💗

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columbiariver

I enjoy this one. It's kind of hidden but worth the peek around the apple trees @cyndi @KariSamuel

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cyndi

#popofcolor around the bend well trees xoxoxo

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ShelleySnyder

Welcome!💘😍

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jyotu

Beautiful 😍

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columbiariver

Thank you Jyotu. Mother nature is amazing isn't she 🌺💚 @jyotu

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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columbiariver

This surprised me. #latebloomer #rhododendron #pink #lacewingpests 10.21.18

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cyndi

Wow take about late blooming lol she wanted to remind you what your fighting for in saving her!! Lol 😊

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columbiariver

I know it Cyndi. I thought just the same thing! I was underneath water blasting the lace wings one last time. I don't know why I've not seen it @cyndi

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ShelleySnyder

Oh wow!! That looks big! When mine gets any late they are tiny!😂 Impressive Laura!💘😍

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columbiariver

It's very timely to keep me working on them @ShelleySnyder

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cyndi

She wants you to keep fighting!! She's pretty!! #Incentives xoxoxo

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kez001uk

Gorgeous 💗

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kimguy

FABULOUS😍🌸

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gjones

Wow that's a nice surprise!

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terrimclaughlin

Darn I want one of those!! But of course Texas just will turn it to toast!!! It’s so pretty Laura😊💕

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pelly

What a lovely colour Laura, my dwarf rhodie is flowering too 💖💖

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columbiariver

The rhodies are still infested with the lace bugs. I've never applied any type of horticulture oil so I'm going to do that before the rain. I have fertilized them well. Last summer we introduced 1000 lady bugs. This summer, not many of them around. I have sprayed water aggresively under the foliage twice during summer and applied neem oil. We have huge 30 year old rhodies, big job and none of it is helping. They look awful 10.18.18

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Keely

Oh nooooo that sounds a nightmare for you and hardwork too hope you manage to win the battle 😮😕😥😣

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ShelleySnyder

Oh dear!! 🤞 for you!💘😍

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cyndi

Mix some chilli pepper and garlic blend into the neem with some dish soap added treat it all ground trunk tops bottoms etc and surrounding area as well. Do after noon so can stay on all night

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columbiariver

I'm discouraged Keely. The poor babies. @keely ♀️💖🤔😐

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columbiariver

I'll have a little cheese with my whine Shelley. Please 🧀🍷 @shelleysnyder

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rachelbrooks

Oh I had hoped the neem had worked 😢 that’s a big job, hope it works for you Laura, they’re such lovely plants 🤞🏼

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ShelleySnyder

Have some extra cheese!☹️😉💘😍

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columbiariver

Ok garden goddess, but do you mean the entire underneath of them all? Instead of the horticultural oil? I don't know what I'll do to be honest. It's wearing me out. I'm not 45 anymore! Lol! ♀️😐💜 @cyndi

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columbiariver

Thank you Rachel. If I lose all of these big things I'm going to be very unhappy. On the other hand I'm getting tired of the battle and I could start a whole new garden if I am unsuccessful 🧀🍷💖 ♀️😚 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Well hopefully you’ll save them my lovely 🤞🏼🙏🏼 but glad to see you’re thinking positively...there’s always a silver lining...you can go plant shopping! Good luck sweetie 😘

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cyndi

Just spray the hell out whole plant with it so it gets any hiding. Do you have a large sprayer? I keep a gallon size one for liquid food and one for plant protection stuff! I want a larger one for both less refills lol

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columbiariver

From the top. Ooh I love these two. Sorry for over indulging. They get prettier every year. Full of bees. #pink #rhododendron #beefood #ilovethissomuch

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ShelleySnyder

Indulge away!!😄💘😍

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kimguy

I second that!🌸🌸🌸

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I third it..👍🏼💓

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littleshed1

I have a ton of buds but no flowers yet 🙏 🐝

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columbiariver

The pinkies are out and they are buzzing with bees! #pink #rhododendron #goodoldplants #iloverhodies #beefood #buzzingrhodie #feedthebees

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gjones

They're beautiful

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ShelleySnyder

WOWZERS!💘😍

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kimguy

Bee-u-ti-ful🌸🐝🌸🐝🌸🐝🌸🐝

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SikoMa

Oh gosh... You know, I don't usually like pink, but I really love this😍💗💗💗

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columbiariver

These were from my mom, 1000 years ago. She brought me pink. @gjones @ShelleySnyder @kimguy @SikoMa

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SikoMa

They aged well😍😂

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columbiariver

Lol! Xo @sikoma

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columbiariver

Lol! Xo @sikoma

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ShelleySnyder

What a wonderful thing to still have!!💘😍

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lesliecole49

Wow, so pretty Laura! 😍

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columbiariver

She planted my old rhodies with me Shelley. Good memories. We were probably arguing, still good memories @ShelleySnyder

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columbiariver

#pink #rhododendron

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful! 🌸💕

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uaskigyrl

Wow! How'd you get your rhododenron to bloom like that?!

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ShelleySnyder

Stunning Laura!!💘😍

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columbiariver

Thank you Rachel. @rachelbrooks

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columbiariver

Jessica, we put these in soon after moving in some 30 plus years ago. Haven't done a lot to them. @uaskigyrl

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columbiariver

Thank you Shelley. Xo @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

You are so welcome friend!💘😍

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uaskigyrl

Oh ok! Mines only 2 years old. Maybe I only got 2 flowers 😂😉😂😉

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columbiariver

You'll get more. Get a rhodie feed for it. I just started feeding mine 2016, believe it or not, and they have more flowers than ever now. They love acid. You can read up on adding citrus peels to soil also. Good luck with yours. These came tiny in one gallon containers #onceuponatime @uaskigyrl

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kimguy

😍💕💕💕

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pelly

Spectacular 🌸🌸

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columbiariver

Can't believe how many buds are on my poor old rhodies. They're putting on a show despite their condition. They have bugs that we're fighting with other bugs, but it is a slow process. #yellow #rhodie1

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

What a fab colour...👌🏼

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columbiariver

It is nice and tropical now. Will be yellow when it opens Elaine. One that I haven't seen often. @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous 😍

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columbiariver

May 4, 2017 #rhodie5&6 #rhododendron #pink #springgarden

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linfoster

Wow that's fabulous 😀😍

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heatherdd

Beautiful!

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mhorianna

Omg! So many blooms! I'm surprised the plants don't tip over. Gorgeous!

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver WOW! What else can you say!😍💞

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jaynehynesburton

Gorgeous Laura 😊

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cyndi

Beautiful

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juliesgarden

Amazing 💖

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columbiariver

Thanks so very much. They are putting on a good show this year. @linfoster @heatherdd @mhorianna @ShelleySnyder @jaynehynesburton @cyndi

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Keely

Wow that's gawjus💞💕💞💕

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bluebees

Gorgeous! .. perfect with the color of your home..

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Jasonsparkes1

Just wow!! 💖

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columbiariver

#rhododendron #rhodie1

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greenfinger14

Wow opened already 😍

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Chester14

More to open later on,@columbiariver

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columbiariver

First this year 4/8/17 #rhododendron #rhodie1 #macro

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gjones

Looks like it'll be a beauty!

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gjones

That's doing well!

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Kymmastin

Looks great! What color? I had one that was about 5ft. High about 3 foot wide with lilac colored flowers, she was a beauty. We had to move and i was scared to hurt the roots to take with me 😥

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columbiariver

Thanks @kymmastin This is either pink or white. I bet it was hard to leave yours behind. Sounds like it was pretty. I have a nice lavender colored one too. I'll share. They are native to our area and the ones we planted years ago are getting nice and big. I will add photos in spring. I have a few colors. Azaleas too.

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Kymmastin

Can't wait to see you yours in bloom! I'm in ky so they're not too common here.

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