Brown leaves on Rhodys
I'm sure this has been covered multiple times, but...I have a Rhody that we planted last spring. During the winter many of the leaves began to brown, seemingly starting at the tips and edges and moving back towards the stem. We live in Pa. The winter had a lot of snow, but not excessive cold. The plant is not in a particularly windy area (south side of the house). This spring many of the stems containing brown leaves are still showing signs of life...with some fresh green growth and even some green buds. So, even with extensive browning and many leaves falling off, I am holding out hope. I would like to know what caused the browning. My guess is that we may not have given it adequate water last summer. Thoughts? Suggestions on how to nurture it now? Thanks.