Can I use generic 12-12-12 fertilizer in place of 'Azalea Food'
We are being swallowed up in galloping fertilizer cost (yeah, Bernanke, there is no inflation! ;-) ). Our very very expensive "Azalea and Camellia" Fertilizer says 10-8-8 or something close on it. The generic fertilizer I buy for evergreen shrubs occasional feeding is 12-12-12. Can I substitute the generic for the same results? My suspicion is that the 400% markup I pay for Azalea food pays for the color pictures on the bag... and 4000% profit. Any suggestions from the pros? Thanks in advance.