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.
Co-President: Bee Brown……......…..firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-President: Alma Fletcher………..email@example.com
Secretary: Erika Enos .......... firstname.lastname@example.org
February 19, 2020 - 7:30 - 9 pm
Los Altos Masonic Hall, 146 Main St., Los Altos, CA
"Evolution of the Sonoma Horticultural Nursery"
After moving to San Francisco and working at Strybing, Mike Boss founded Rock & Rose Landscapes, one of the Bay Area's leading design, build and care garden companies. In 2017 Mike purchased Sonoma Hort from Polo, rescuing it from real estate developers (we are all grateful for that). Mike will share his plans for the nursery which include continuing to grow Rhododendrons and Azaleas and expanding his offerings of shade-loving plants. He is also very excited to be offering a new line of long-lived edibles: trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials: plants that one can build a garden with, that will not only add structure and texture to a garden, but also food, tea, herbs, and medicines. Great news: Mike will bring plants for our auction.
Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2020-21 Season
Feb 19, 2020 Mike Boss
Mar 18, 2020 Jason Martinez
Apr 4, 2020 Annual Plant Sale
Apr 15, 2020 Butterflies
Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
Apr 29-May 3, 2020 ARS 75th Anniversary Convention, Portland, Oregon
Sep 25-27, 2020 ARS Regional Fall Conference, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
What We've Been Doing: