Rhododendron buds gone
Last spring/summer my dad gave me a rhododendron. He had two and I commented that I've always wanted one, so he dug one up and gave it to me. This was right after the flowers had turned brown and it was already a good size (maybe three feet tall). I planted it in an area that gets morning sun and, after a few weeks, it looked green and healthy.
This spring we've have weird weather--hot, then cold, then warm. After one cold night I saw all but one of the unopened buds on my rhody were off, and later the last bud was off the plant after a night of rain. I figured the cold weather took my flowers, however my dad's rhody still has all its buds. Now, my dad does live about an hour away from me and it might not have been quite as cold there, but the temperature probably wasn't that different. After seeing his, I'm wondering if something else happened to my flower buds--perhaps because it was moved? Anyone with rhododendron experience have suggestions?