Rhodo's have curled up & died
This is a strange problem. I had 2 PJM rhodo bushes in the front bed. My adjoining neighbor, same 2 bushes, other end of same front mulched bed. These bushes were planted originally by landscapers when we purchased our home. All 4 of these rhodo's did great in last fall & then bloomed beautiful in the spring. After the blooms died, we got this heat wave beginning in June & in a month, my two rhodo's were brown & all the leaves were curled up tight. My neighbor's are fine.
I must admit that I am a little more attentive to my flowers than my neighbor. He lets weeds grow, doesn't trim anything & hardly waters, even in this horrible heat.
I showed the landscaper in charge who put in all of our plants & he was stumped, so are all of the people who see them. I'm half sick about this, hopefully they will be replaced by the original landscapers. Most people's opinions are that these 2 rhodo's got too much sun & were literally fried to death. But my neighbors get the same amount of sun!! Its a mystery. I will take a picture & post it shortly. Its amazing.
I was told by other homeowners that you usually rip out all of the original lanscaping & put in what you like once you discover what does well in our area.
Any suggestions or comments,