By Katrina Redding, Volunteer Manager
According to the American Rhododendron Society, “with the large flowered rhododendrons, removing the withered flower clusters after the blooming season… is usually done to make the bush look more attractive, to reduce the prevalence of fungus and to prevent a heavy set of seed, and also encourages flowering for the next season.” With over 900 rhododendrons in Lakewold Garden‘s collection – please join us for our 4th Annual Rhodie Deadhead Work Party on Saturday, June 8 (8:30 am-12 pm).
In recent years, participants in this event have revived the tradition that dates back to the early days of Lakewold’s opening to the public. With so many rhodies to be cared for and maintained, this fun and productive morning will start with a complimentary breakfast at 8:30am, followed by dead-heading until noon.
If you’ve come out in previous years, or you’d like to lend a hand for the first time, we would love to see you. No experience is needed, training is provided, and we welcome your participation. Please RSVP to Katrina at kredding.