We have a rhodie in our front yard that didn’t have one bloom this spring. I don’t know what’s wrong with it. Probably underwatered in the summer and it’s probably depressed that all the cats in the neighborhood think it’s just shade for their cat box. (In case you can’t tell I am not happy about the vast amounts of cat shit that end up in my yard. If I wanted to pick up animal shit I could easily provide my own pet.)
This morning (yes, middle of November, butt cold, pouring rain) I noticed a bright pink flower right in the middle. Hopeful, yet depressing.