Advice for taking care of Rhodie for next year.
I live in a large apartment complex that has many Rhodies planted around it (Oregon, so the Rhodies love it).
I don't know if the management or their gardeners are taking care of the Rhodies properly. (I'm not Jewish but I do have Jewish Mother traits. :) I hope that isn't offensive to anyone. I mean it in the best of possible ways.)
But the mgt. saves money wherever they can.
An automatic watering nozzle was turned off for this Rhodie last year. I didn't water it myself but I could easily do that this year when we have our dry spells.
I have a very large Rhodie just off my patio and if it needs any care other than the rain we get here I'd be willing to do it.
So-should I fertilize it next year before bloom season? I know I should use acid fertilizer if I do.
Should I use any fertilizer before then?
Is there anything I can do to help this Rhodie after it stops blooming this year? (The blooms seem to be fewer or smaller, but I guess that can be just a yearly thing.)
So, should I just keep my hands off? Or can I help it?