It seems like the more expensive the nursery the more trouble we have keeping something alive. In May we bought a Ninebark and a Annabelle azalea from a well known/well publicized nursery in Greensboro.
The Annabelle we put in the ground as instructed and cared for as instructed. Seems it died.
The Nine Bark we put in a huge pot, otherwise according to instructions (we feared putting a tree in the ground in late May/early June with the weather we've been having. All summer it has struggled and remains near death. Should we try to put it in the ground for the fall or give up and return it and the Annabelle?