unnamed Ed Reiley hybrid
photo by Ray Smith


'Miss Curlicue,' Bowie Mill hybrid
Buck Clagett hybrid and photo


'Reileyridge Sweet Sue,'
Ed Reiley hybrid and photo


'Mino-no-sakite' hybrid by Hirado,
photo by Don Hyatt


The American Rhododendron Society and its Chapters . .

Many of the chapters of the American Rhododendron Society now have their own web sites.
The sites vary a great deal as to the information available, but most contain
information about meetings and a contact point.
The ARS now has a
blog in addition to its website.

    Azalea Chapter  
unnamed Reiley hybrid, Sonny Coble photo
unknown hybrid, Sonny Coble photo
  Noyo Chapter
    California Chapter     Olympia Chapter
    Cape Cod Chapter     Ozark Chapter
    Cascade Chapter     Pilchuck Chapter
    Connecticut Chapter     Portland Chapter
    Danish Chapter     Potomac Valley Chapter
    De Anza Chapter     Princeton Chapter
    Dutch Chapter     The Scottish Rhododendron Society
    Eugene Chapter     Seattle Chapter
    Eureka Chapter     Siuslaw Chapter
    Great Lakes Chapter     Southwestern Oregon Chapter
    Greater Philadephia Chapter     Susquehanna Valley Chapter
    Hawaii Chapter     Swedish Chapter
    Komo Kulshan Chapter     Tacoma Chapter
    Mason-Dixon Chapter     Tappan Zee Chapter
    Massachusetts Chapter     Tualatin Valley Chapter
    Middle Atlantic Chapter     Valley Forge Chapter

Midwest Chapter

    Whidbey Island Chapter

Midwest Chapter blog

    Williamette Chapter
    New York Chapter      

A list of all the chapters, containing contacts and meeting information, is available on the ARS web site.

Canadian Chapters

Atlantic Rhododendron and Horticultual Society, ARS   North Island Rhododendron Society, ARS
Cowichan Valley Rhododendron Society, ARS Peace Arch Rhododendron Society, ARS
Fraser South Rhododendron Society, ARS Toronto Region Rhododendron & Horticultural Society
Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society, ARS Vancouver Rhododendron Society, ARS
Nanaimo Rhododendron Society, ARS Victoria Rhododendron Society, ARS
Niagara Region, Rhododendron Society of Canada

(Older issues of their journal "Indumentum" are available online.)

District 1, ARS (British Columbia) web site contains information about the chapters as well as additional material and photos.





new foliage,
unnamed Reiley hybrid;
Ray Smith photo


'Luscious Lora,'
Reiley hybrid,
Ray Smith photo


'Reiley White Cloud'
Reiley hybrid,
Ray Smith photo


'Tina's Whorled,'
Bowie Mill hybrid
Buck Clagett photo


'Yellow Cloud,'
Hyatt hybrid
photo by Don Hyatt


Other Rhododendron and Azalea Sites

The Anderson Garden a garden in Washington described in a site filled with pictures and information.

Australian Rhododendron Society

Azalea Society of America The Texas and Vaseyi Chapters have their own pages on the site. The ASA also has a picture site with over 6,000 images.

The Azaleas Society's Northern Virginia Chapter now has its own web site.

The Azalea Works

Don Hyatt's Garden Center an excellent site by an ARS member from Virginia. Among other treasures is a great deal of information on Robin Hill Azaleas as well as a vast amount of material on native azaleas..

The Garden of Paghat the Ratgirl an interesting name for an interesting web site!

German Rhododendron Society

Georgia Native Azaleas is the web site of Earl Sommerville. He also has a picture site.

Helge's Rhododendron page

Henning's Rhododendron & Azaleas Pages is a general treatise on a wide-ranging variety of topics, with one of the most-detailed sections on problems that may arise with rhododendrons. It has recently been updated with many more pictures. a virtual arboretum of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Vireyas.

Kristian Theqvist on rhododendrons in Finland.

Marc Colombel, founder of la Société Bretonne du Rhododendron, has a site filled with material in both English and French, along with a vast number of photographs. The French version contains information that has not yet been translated into English.

New Zealand Rhododendron Association

Rhododendron and Azalea News is the electronic newsletter of the ARS started by the late Betty Spady. Marty Anderson is now the editor. This interesting collection of practically everything draws on chapter newsletters as well as other sources and comes out several times a year. The previous issues may be found at UVA's Rhododendron Web Resources.

Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia Group of the Royal Horticultural Society

Rhododendron Club of Finland is increasing its material in English and contains some valuable information, especially regarding the culture of rhododendrons in northern Europe. also

The Rhododendron e-mail Group is an information exchange for rhododendron enthusiasts throughout the world. It's worth checking out if you are interested in rhododendrons.

Rhododendron Species Foundation is probably THE site if your main interest is rhododendron species.

The RhodoGardens web site on the gardens of Russ and Velma Haag is no longer available, but some of the material may be found on the Internet Archive.

Rhodoland the English version of a Dutch gardener's web site is filled with interesting info and some great pictures.

Société Bretonne du Rhododendron is a group of French rhododendron fanciers. The site is in French with a number of pictures.

The University of Virginia Guide to Rhododendron Web Resources contains links to a number of publications available on the Internet as well as the back issues of Rhododendron and Azalea News.

Virtual Rhododendron Garden is a collection of pictures of hybrid and native rhododendrons from North Carolina.

The Vireya Rhododendron e-mail Group exchanges information about the vireya, or tropical, rhododendrons. It is much less active than the similar rhododendron e-mail group.

Vireya Rhododendrons is a detailed site filled with beautiful pictures.

Western North American Rhododendron Species Project

Yahoo Azalea Group

Other Plant Society Sites

The American Boxwood Society       The Hardy Fern Foundation
The American Camellia Society       Holly Society of America
The American Conifer Society       International Lilac Society
The American Daffodil Society       Maryland Native Plant Society
The American Fern Society       Maryland Orchid Society
The American Hemerocallis Society       The Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council
The American Hosta Society       The National Bonsai Foundation
American Iris Society       The National Chrysanthemum Society
American Iris Society, Region 4       New England Wildflower Society
The American Orchid Society       The North American Lily Society
The American Peony Society       The North American Native Plant Society
The American Rose Society       Pennsylvania Native Plant Society
The Baltimore Bonsai Club       Potomac Bonsai Association
Camellia Society of the Potomac Valley       The Sedum Society
Clematis Queen (replaces Clematis Society)       Virginia Native Plant Society
Delaware Native Plant Society       West Virginia Native Plant Society

Our "Deer" Friends

Deer Defenses is a good place to start. This is a site from Cornell University with Cornell's own information as well as links to a number of other sites dealing with the deer problem. There are also links to many of the repellents and other counter measures.

Many of the state Cooperative Extension Services have information regarding deer problems in the garden.For links to all of them, see the USDA page on Cooperative Extension System Offices.

University of Maryland Extension Service has a couple of publications that may prove useful in the struggle against Bambi's relatives. See "Resistance of Woody Ornamentals to Deer Damage" and EB354, "Managing Deer Damage in Maryland." The Extension Service's Home & Garden Information Center is filled with valuable material.

See Making Your Landscape More Deer Repellent for some tips by a master gardener from Minnesota.


Regional Gardens

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, Maryland Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, Maryland
Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, Maryland Tyler Arboretum, Media, Pennsylvania
Green Springs Garden Park, Alexandria, Virginia US Botanic Garden, Washington, DC
Jenkins Arboretum, Devon, Pennsylvania US National Arboretum, Washington, DC
River Farm ?  

Master Gardeners

Maryland Master Gardeners     Virginia Master Gardener Association
Pennsylvania Master Gardeners     West Virginia Master Gardener Program

A Page of Links to North American Extension Offices and Master Gardener Information

One of the great things about the Internet is that new information can be posted within minutes of its occurrence. This quality means, however, that things are always changing. Anyone who has spent much time on the Internet has found links that lead nowhere. We hope to keep that at a minimum and would appreciate being notified at Links should you find a dead link on this page. At the same time, if you are aware of a site you think belongs on this page, please let us know.


Last modified: March 17, 2015

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