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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:  Bee Brown………
Secretary: Erika Enos ..........

Next Meeting:

Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 7:30 - 9pm

Hillview Community Center
Room 18, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, CA

 Innovative Organic Vegetable Gardening
by O'Malley Stoumen

O'Malley Stoumen was born and raised in Palo Alto and after more than 30 years away returned to Palo Alto 12 years ago.  She has spent more than 40 years focusing on growing fruits and vegetables.  Her garden has been on many local garden tours.  She is a frequent speaker to Bay area garden groups. O'Malley has written a digital book "Vegetable Gardening: The next Level" available on ITunes.


What's Happening:

Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2017-18 Season
• Mar 21:    Rhododendron Q & A, with Ruth and Bruce Palmer
• Apr 18:      Plant Sale Planning

Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
Feb 17-18, 2018, Camellia Show and Sale, Redwood City, CA
Mar 3, 2018, Strybing Plant Sale, 10 am - 1 pm

What We've Been Doing:

February Newsletter 2018

October Newsletter 2017

April Newsletter 2017

March Newsletter 2017

February Newsletter 2017

November Newsletter 2016

October Newsletter 2016

September Newsletter 2016

April Newsletter 2016

March Newsletter 2016

February Newsletter 2016


American Rhododendron Society Web Site

Need Help Growing Rhododendrons?

Local Resources?

Want to Find a Chapter in your Area?

Bay Area Gardeners Foundation

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

Rhododendron Potting Mix Resource