Answer: Your diagnoses sound accurate to me. If yours are mountain laurels (Kalmia latifolia), they actually prefer a bit of shade, especially from winter sun. Keep them well watered this summer, and mulch the soil with peat moss and pine needles to maintain moisture and acidity. Wait until after the shrubs are finished blooming, and then trim off the spent blooms, and trim as necessary to make them look good. In the fall, water them well. You may need to create a windbreak and shade to protect them from winter damage. Best of luck!
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