We live in the Sacramento area of Central California. We planted a rhodo in front of our house about three years ago. It gets some morning sun but is mostly in the shade during hot summer days. Close to house and under a tree so not much exposure to wind either. Now about 3 ft tall. Didn't bloom until 2/3 months ago (just an occasional blossom) after started feeding rhodo food. Plant seemed to be thriving w/many new shoots when I noticed about a week or so ago that leaves were falling off (the older leaves, not the new). This was a day or two after I last fed it. I picked up about 40 leaves yesterday and noticed a half dozen or so more on the ground today. I checked a number of web sites but found no mention of this type of problem. Any thoughts/suggestions as to what's happening very much appreciated. I'd hate to lose this plant.