winter protection for azalea
I bought a Girard azalea last year - Renee Michelle. It lost all of its leaves over the winter even though it is supposed to be evergreen. I posted about it in the spring. Well, I moved it to a better location and made sure to amend the soil so it is more acidic. It grew new leaves but never blossomed. My question now is if I should do something to winter protect it so that it will bloom next spring. I was thinking of covering it with bark mulch and evergreen branches or one of those rose cones or a large overturned flower pot. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.