Welcome to the Homepage of the De Anza Chapter
of the American Rhododendron Society!
Who We Are:
The American Rhododendron Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in and to disseminate information about the genus Rhododendron. Members' experience ranges from novice to expert. Society activities include public education, flower shows, seed exchanges, scientific studies, and communication through publications and local and national meetings. ARS chapters are located throughout the United States and Canada and in Denmark, Finland, Holland, Scotland, Sweden and Sikkim.
The De Anza Chapter is composed of American Rhododendron Society members who hold meetings and sponsor events in the "Silicon-Valley" region of Northern California. Non-members and guests are always welcome to attend Chapter meetings and events.
President: Nan Ray .......... firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Erika Enos .......... email@example.com
Wednesday, October 17, 2013 - 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Hillview Community Center, Room 12
97 Hillview Av., Los Altos
Vireyas - The Tropical Rhododendrons
Presented by Sherla Bertleman
Pacific Island Nursery, owned by Sherla and her husband is one of the leading nurseries specializing in Vireyas. The nursery is known for the quality of their plants which are available by mail order via their web site (http://pacificislandnursery.com). The Vireyas come predominantly from the more tropical areas of the Far East and including Australia. The flowers tend to have more tropical like hues in flower colors and also more fragrance in the flowers. Lucky for us, Vireyas also grow well in our area and do well in pots. These plants are a great way expand your rhododendron collection and fortunately for us, Sherla is bringing plants for us to purchase.