I have a five year Rhodie that is doing wonderfully except for producing flowers. This year I have tons of buds which look like they are ready to burst, except that they have not. None have shown signs of opening.
Out of curiosity I plucked one and cut it open. There was a hint of pink inside. The rest of the bud seemed on the dry side.
My question is - when should I consider these buds goners? When is a good time to pluck them off for next year's flower production?