Message for Rhodyman
I saw news of your nursery visits in one of your replies to another question. How about writing an account of the new and exciting varieties you saw in your travels for all of us rhododendron addicts? Hachmann's nursery in Germany, especially, seems to be developing great new hybrids, but there are no doubt others.
I wonder if you could also give your personal assessment of how rhodendron nurseries in general are doing. It seems as if a large number, both retail and wholesale, have closed their doors in the last few years. How much danger are we in of having only the dreary, same big box store varieties and nothing else?