Ice on Azaleas at Masters Golf Tournament – Not True

Michael D. gives an intriguing bit of information:

“I was listening to the radio this past weekend, and heard the discussion about early blooming at the Augusta National. Icing azaleas is a rumor that got started years ago when the Nurseryman at that time iced down a few azaleas in front of the clubhouse. Just a very insignificant experiment. When I worked there, we actually tried using growth inhibiting fungicides prior to spring. It was difficult to judge the effectiveness, obviously, with so many climatic factors with each year, but icing was never an option. Thought you might be interested.”

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