Thursday, April 16, 2015

assessing the damage

see the hole in my rhododendrun? 
that whole branch was broken off
from this winter's heavy snows

weird how it is in the back

anyone know how to prune these? it seems like they always have
buds on them

not sure if I will kill it or not
but I wanted to shape it a little better and smaller.

it provides some nice shade from the hot afternoon sun in the summers
out on the screened in porch

also found the hummingbird feeder leaks
so have to bring it back and get it replaced.
I thought it was going down too quickly

and what did this DUMMY do????
why filled it back up again........DUH
now the tree has a lovely area of sticky sap on its roots

3 comments: said...

I don't know how to prune a rhody but I am envious about the size of yours. That is alright I had a thistle seed feeder hanging, looked over today and the wind had blown if off and halfway down the yard.

Julierose said...

Oh poor aunt Rhodie!! I have one we planted 2 yrs ago that got broken by either: winds of le blizzard or les deer! I am going to look up how and when to prune--mine is funny looking now...all budded too. I think prune AFTER bloom--but not sure...hugs, Julierose

barbara woods said...

don't talk down to my good friend