Asked on May 14, 2017

My plants were in the snow and now they're slow to wake up, help?

Sue LillyMarilynMfbandit769


I live in the PNW and we had snow on the ground for two weeks this past winter. Not the norm for here.My Rhodies and Azaleas are slow to wake up and I am wondering if they need a good feeding or is there something else I should do for them? I have a few blooms but plants themselves are not looking hardy....pale leaves and a bit on the limp side.
5 answers
  • Shoshana
    on May 15, 2017

    It's possible that this may just be a slower season for them because of the cold damage.
  • Eloise
    on May 15, 2017

    If you have a local garden center with plant experts, take a small cutting to them from the plants you're concerned about and see what they suggest.
  • Mfbandit769
    on May 15, 2017

    No no no! Don't feed azaleas (or any plant) when they are dormant. Let mother nature take her course. When all is thawed I suggest a light pruning of dead/cold damaged growth. That should do the trick.
  • Marilyn
    on May 16, 2017

    Thanks for your advice.
  • Sue Lilly
    on May 16, 2017

    Be patient
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