Mother's Day display at Shore Acres near North Bend area.
What we do--We have fun exploring
the gardening world and rhododendrons in particular.
Chapter meetings with interesting and educational
speakers, workshops, member only sales, fund raisers,
plant giveaways, and special events.
Annual Show where we show off cuttings from our
plants and vie for wonderful trophies (and bragging
Annual Plant Sale where we bring in new and exciting
plants from all over the Northwest and offer them to
members and the public at discount price. The
profits from the just over wholesale prices help
support our speaker costs and other administrative
Cutting Party where we are invited into a private
garden for taking cuttings and propagating new plants
Support for local gardens which can involve things
like helping to identify or propagate plants,
educational activities, and garden restoration.
Candy Baumer 541-396-3528
President: Liz Hultin
Editor: Robin Hansen email@example.com
The American Rhododendron Society (ARS)
was founded in 1945 in Portland, Oregon. We are a
non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to encourage interest
in and to disseminate information about the genus
Society activities include public
education, plant sales, flower shows, seed exchanges,
support for community gardens through grants and
cooperative projects, and scientific research.
The Society provides a medium through
which people interested in rhododendrons and azaleas can
communicate and cooperate with others via its
publications, events, local and regional meetings and
international conferences. France, Germany,
Latvia, Poland, Russia, and South Africa.
Conventions and regional workshops with exciting
speakers, tours of both public and private gardens,
tours, plant sales/auctions, and activities.
International journal and access to the vast
archives which includes the journal as well as
information on special plant collections, research,
and contribution of special volunteers, researchers,
Registrar for the species rhododendron and
databases for looking up plants and growth.
Online store that can provide an endless supply of
hard to find rhododendron reference materials and
Tours and programs on hunting for unknown
rhododendron species around the world.
Hybridizer information on new introductions, tips on
growing and propagating rhododendrons, and improving
Travel opportunities that may include
room/transportation discounts, banquets, one-of-a-kind
tours, and many opportunities to explore.
Pruning and propagating are
often discussed and demonstrated in our meetings. Learn
how to make your own plants from cuttings!