Do you have a word that no matter how often you spell it you still spell it wrong? We do - and one of those words that we are always adding a vowel to the end of it - is the flowering shrub Weigela… And as it is one of our favourite shrubs, you think we would be able to get it right!
Rhododendrons and Azaleas both need winter protection in Ontario gardens as they are evergreen and hold their leaves all winter. Their leaves are a bit delicate and subject to burn in winter plus they set their flower buds in the fall, so we have to keep those buds alive. If that is not enough Rhododendrons and Azaleas also have some picky nutrition and watering needs. Not impossible – but just a little different than the rest of the garden.