MASON-DIXON CHAPTER
American Rhododendron Society

 

2017 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

 

March 18-19, 2017: The Mason-Dixon Chapter will have a booth at the Frederick Home Show at the Great Frederick Fairgrounds in Frederick, MD. Look for us in Building 12, where our members will answer your gardening questions.

April 8-9, 2017: Annual Carroll County Home Show, Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster, MD. Mason-Dixon Chapter members are available during the show to answer all your rhododendron questions as well as your general gardening questions.

April 2, 2017: 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.

April 27-30, 2017: ARS Annual Convention, Eureka, California.

May 6, 2017: The annual Mason-Dixon Chapter Show & Sale at the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore. Open Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 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.

May 27, 2017: The Mason-Dixon Chapter will have a second Show & Sale in southeastern Carroll County at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 2205 Old Liberty Road, in Elderburg, Maryland. The hours will be from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The truss show will feature some of the later-blooming azaleas and rhododendrons, with the public choosing the winners. We will have azaleas and rhododendrons for sale, along with a number of perennials and other shrubs.

July 22, 2017: 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 30: 2017: 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, 2017: Annual Chapter picnic.

October 8, 2017: 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 5, 2017: 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.

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