There are a slew of garden DVD’s being produced these days, some good, others not so much. One I consult often —- and you will too if you have an interest in shade gardening in general, or Rhododendrons in particular —- is “Elepidote Hybrids In Central New Jersey”. It’s a winner.
Despite the title, the time-tested information is useful for the entire Northeast and beyond; the detailed coverage of beautiful large-leafed, flowering, evergreen Rhododendrons is extensive; and the photography is superb. The only problem is that you will probably want most, if not all of the plants . (And wouldn’t the DVD be a perfect gift for the gardener on your list?).
The DVD ( fifteen dollars plus postage) is available from the American Rhododendron Society. To purchase, contact: Walter Przypek, firstname.lastname@example.org.