Dang it... I have bud blight.
I have seven gorgeous and huge Mrs. GW Leak rhododendrons forming a hedge on one side of my house. Last week I noticed that several of the buds were black and fuzzy. They look exactly like the pictures on this page, so it seems I have bud blight.
I've been picking off the black buds, but it seems like every time I go out there more have blackened. Ugh. I've been doing my internet research, and it seems like about half of the pages say fungicide is usually not necessary, and half recommend applying a fungicide to prevent reinfection. What are your experiences with bud blight?