a great rhododendron/azalea company
I have bought fall liners of 7 or 8 rhododenron from this wonderful company in Portland, OR, establisheed in 1926.
They sell fall liners for $5.00. They have hundreds of varieties; they should bloom in spring 2007. They also sell rooted (big root ball) rhododendrons and azaleas for $1.25 in spring. OR they will root your OWN rhododendron and azalea cuttings in their green houses over winter and return them to you for $l.00 each.
The only problem is that their on-line catalog has no photos. This is easily remedied by googling the names. I just write rhododendron on Google Image and add the various names one at a time, back spacing to the word "rhododendron"for each new name. Probably, most of you know that already.
The company is the Van Veen Nursery:
www.vanveennursery.com. Vickie is a very nice representataive of the company to talk to.
They are such a great buy; I am already making a list for my friend in Vermont. For her I will have to get rhododendrons which are hardy to -25 degrees. Here in Richmond, I can get them at a hardiness of -10 degrees (www.weather.com go to records and averages for your locality and you will find your extreme cold limit.) For people in warmer climates, you have even more to choose from.