Bought my first Rhododendron!
It's called Roseum Elegans.
It was on Sunday, Mother's Day. Dh, 9yr old DD and I went to Home Depot to get concrete for DD's new swing set that took us ALL day to install (but that is a whole other story).
Anyway, as soon as we pulled in, the garden department caught my eye and I told dh and dd I would catch up with them later. I saw what I soon found out to be Rhododendrons. There were so many of them! I asked a guy standing there if he ever had one of them, and he proceeded to tell me ALL about his Rhodendrons around his house.
An elderly couple overheard our conversation, and walked over and told me about their Rhododendrons, and then another woman about my age heard us talking, walked over and told me all about how to care for them.
DH and DD walked up and saw me surrounded by all these people, and then he saw the Rhododenron on the flat cart I was holding onto. DD started laughing, because the day before I had just bought 2 huge Common Lilac bushes at our local nursery.
Dh's been a great sport about it. We're planting it on Sunday, the first day we can, since the weather has not been cooperating...
Everyone promised me huge blooms! And talk about Home Depot service....I asked the guy if my plant could be watered before we left and he walked over, grabbed the hose, and handed it to me, saying here you go......
Service like that can't be beat! :
This post was edited by ilovemytrees on Thu, May 15, 14 at 10:39