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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:  Alma Fletcher………..almawfletcher@gmail.com
Secretary: Erika Enos .......... dble11@yahoo.com


Next Meeting:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9pm
Hillview Community Center, Room 12
97 Hillview Av, Los Altos

EVENT:
 Speaker: Mike McCullough
Rhododendron Care - Especially maddeniis

Also: Planning for the De Anza Plant Sale

For this month's meeting we are having our dessert first, actually pizza and then dessert. The second item on the agenda will be planning our plant sale which will be held on April 23rd from 9 am to 1 pm @ the Masonic Hall Courtyard (where we usually store our plants for sales) We will need able bodies to set up and also man the cash register. After we finish with plant sale plans, Mike McCullough will give us a brush up, crash course on rhodie care, especially maddenii. We will also have hand outs about rhodie care for you to take home and share with other rhodie enthusiasts. Since this is high bloom time, please bring your trusses which are blooming right now for a "show & tell" - the real dessert.


 

What's Happening:

Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2015-16 Season
• Apr 20:    Rhododendron Care / Planning our Plant Sale
• Apr 23:    De Anza Chapter Plant Sale - 9 am to 1 pm @ the Masonic Hall Courtyard, Los Altos, CA
• May 18: T B D - possible field trip to Monte Toyon Gardens
• Jun ?:      End of Season Meeting & Picnic

Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
Apr 20- 24: ARS Annual Convention, Williamsburg, VA
Apr 23: ARS De Anza Chapter Annual Plant Sale

What We've Been Doing:

April Newsletter 2016

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Links:

American Rhododendron Society Web Site

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