My favourite rhodo has beautiful fuschia blooms with silvery-white stamens and pistils (not sure I am using the correct terms). It bloomed last year though the leaves looked dry and not very healthy;there were many dead buds (dark brown-black, some with a powdery residue) which I removed. This year there is only one bloom and what I thought/hoped were buds are turing out to be new leaves. What can I do to help it bloom next year? I used a rhodo food blend last fall ... and pruned it two years ago. The plant is likely fairly old; was here when I moved into my East Vancouver home five years ago. But this is the first year it hasn't bloomed. Thanks for any suggestions and encouragement.