MASON-DIXON CHAPTER
American Rhododendron Society

 

2009 Schedule

 

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

 

'Reileyridge Bright Day'
Hybridized and photographed by Ed Reiley

July 18, 2009: 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. This event is open to members only.

July 26, 2009: 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. This meeting is open to members only.

August 22, 2009: Annual Mason-Dixon order from Van Veen Nursery. These are rooted cuttings of a wide variety of rhododendrons and azaleas at a very reasonable price. The plants will arrive in the spring of 2010. This meeting is open to members only.

September 12, 2009: Annual chapter picnic. Rain date September 13, 2009.

September 17-20, 2009: ARS Western Regional Conference, Tacoma, Washington. Some preliminary information about the conference is available online.

September 20, 2009: Potomac Valley Chapter of the ARS has a meeting scheduled for this date.

October 4, 2009: Meeting of the Mason-Dixon Chapter at the Bear Branch Nature Center, in Westminster, Maryland (directions). This is the Inaugural Ed Reiley Memorial Program, with a talk by Wayne Mezitt. Unless otherwise noted, all our meetings are open to the public.

October 22-25, 2009: ARS Eastern Regional Conference, "Rhododendrons in Penn’s Woods," Lionville, Pennsylvania.

November 8, 2009: Meeting of the Mason-Dixon Chapter at the Bear Branch Nature Center, in Westminster, Maryland (directions). This is also the date of our annual fall foliage show. Unless otherwise noted, all our meetings are open to the public.

May 14-17, 2010: The American Rhododendron Society's annual convention, "The Eastern Challenge-Come, See, Hear," will be held on Long Island.

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