Fraser South Rhododendron Society
Our Monthly Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except June, July and August). Please note that our meeting place is now Langley Mennonite Fellowship Church hall, 20997 40th Avenue, Langley. Doors open shortly after 7:00 pm and meetings start at 7:30 pm. Guests are most welcome to attend.
Meetings this year will be a combination of in-person meetings and zoom meetings.
Date: Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30 p.m.
Place: In-person meeting at Langley Mennonite Fellowship Church, 20997 40th Ave., Langley, B.C.
Title: “The Hardier, Smaller Rhododendrons” by Glen Jamieson
This talk is thus focused on the taxonomic and cultural characteristics of some of the hardier, smaller, mostly non-deciduous rhododendron species that should survive in many Canadian microclimates. I am not including hybrids, as there are too many and I am not familiar with what those best for any area might be.
Glen will also briefly speak on:
- The ARS FALL WESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE in Florence, Oregon.
- “The Five Best Traits and Activities” I’ve seen in VI clubs.
Dr. Glen Jamieson has a B.SC in Agriculture from McGill University and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Zoology from UBC. He worked for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) as a research scientist for 31 years, both in the Maritimes (5 yr) and at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC (26 yr).
He retired from DFO in 2008, and became editor of the Journal of the American Rhododendron Society in 2009. He joined the ARS in 1995, and has explored for plants in Yunnan, China (2005); Borneo (2008); Ecuador and Peru (seven trips between 1998-2014) and in Sikkim, India (2015). He has travelled to over 70 counties and with his wife Dorothy, lives and maintains a garden in Parksville that is periodically on his local chapter’s (Mount Arrowsmith; MARS) garden tour, where he also has an extensive vireya collection, possibly the largest in Canada. He is the District 1 Director, the editor of the Journal American Rhododendron Society and created the online journal Rhododendrons International.
Date: Wednesday, October 18th at 7:30 p.m.
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