MASON-DIXON CHAPTER
American Rhododendron Society

 

2018 Schedule

           
       

'Aunt Bess' (Bowie Mill Hybrid)
Hybridized and photographed by Buck Clagett

 

'Reiley White Cloud'
Photo by Ray Smith

 

Unnamed Reiley hybrid
Photo by Ray Smith

 

April 8, 2018: Mason-Dixon Chapter meeting at the Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, Maryland, beginning at 2:00 PM (directions). Unless otherwise noted, all our chapter meetings are open to the public.

May 12, 2018: The annual Mason-Dixon Chapter Show & Sale at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, Maryland, in conjunction with the Carroll County Farmers' Market. Open Saturday, May 12, from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Our judged truss show will feature a wide variety of rhododendrons and azaleas with the entries changing each year along with the weather. Rhododendrons, azaleas, and numerous companion plants such as hollies, hostas, and other perennials will be offered for sale by the chapter and selected vendors. For an idea of what the show and sale looks like, see our picture-filled show page.

July 21, 2018: Annual cutting demonstration; a hands-on seminar showing how to start rhododendrons and azaleas from cuttings. (And the same method works for many other plants as well!) Everyone will take home some pots of cuttings to grow on. New members are strongly encouraged to attend.

July 29: 2018: Annual cutting and plant auction at the Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, Maryland (directions). This is always an enjoyable meeting as members compete to purchase cuttings of a wide variety of rhododendrons and azaleas. There are also a number of plants up for auction.

late August-early September, 2018: Annual Chapter picnic.

October 14, 2018: Mason-Dixon Chapter meeting at the Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, Maryland, (directions) starting at 2:00 PM. Speaker to be announced. Unless otherwise noted, all our chapter meetings are open to the public.

November 4, 2018: Mason-Dixon Chapter meeting at the Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, Maryland, (directions) starting at 2:00 PM. Unless otherwise noted, all our chapter meetings are open to the public.

May 16-19, 2019: ARS Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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