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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, October 17, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9 pm
Los Altos Masonic Hall
    146 Main St., Los Altos, CA
Meeting Room is on lower level, enter bldg via back entrance.

"Rhododendrons and Trees: Towards A More Floriferous Co-existence"
by Ted Kipping

We think of rhododendrons and azaleas as "shade plants". These shrubs, which can flower heavily need w-a-y more light than most home gardeners think to give them. Minimally, they should be given at least morning light. Come find out ways to improve the light situation for your flowering specimens while retaining your trees. Join us for a presentation of "Rhododendrons & Trees: Towards A More Floriferous Co-existence". Ted has spoken to us in the past and is an informative and entertaining speaker, plus a wonderful photographer. Please come to this great presentation.


What's Happening:

Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2018-19 Season
Oct 17, 2018  Ted Kipping:  Trees & Rhodies: which are compatible
Nov 14, 2018  Tim and June Walsh:  recounting 2017 International Conference in Germany
Dec 15, 2018  Annual Holiday Party
Jan 16, 2019  Arnie Cornez: Espalier with Rhododendrons

Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
Oct 19-20, 2018:  ARS Fall Conference, Chattanooga, TN

What We've Been Doing:

Oct Newsletter 2018

Jun Newsletter 2018

April Newsletter 2018

March Newsletter 2018

February Newsletter 2018

October Newsletter 2017

April Newsletter 2017

March Newsletter 2017

February Newsletter 2017


American Rhododendron Society Web Site

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Bay Area Gardeners Foundation

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

Rhododendron Potting Mix Resource