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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.

In person meetings are not being held at this time


Next Event

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm. (via Zoom)

Title – Rhododendron occidentale: “The Outlaw Species” – Dick “Red” Cavender (Portland ARS Chapter).

From Dick: “Like many Westerners, R. occidentale is fiercely independent. It takes great delight in confounding the taxonomists because it simply does not obey the rules! Taxonomists expect species to be fairly uniform but occidentale is extremely variable. These variations include leaf texture, flower color, size, shape and an ability to thrive throughout a very large range of habitats. The one consistent thing is occidentale’s great fragrance.”

Dick will show us some of the variability of the plants throughout its range and will show and tell you why you really need to have a number of these fine plants in your garden. Dick & Karen are the owners of Red’s Rhodies in Sherwood, Oregon, specializing in Rhododendron occidentale. Dick has been an avid collector, hybridizer and grower of Rhododendron occidentale for about 55 years. He has named and registered a number of wild collected clones and his hybrids.

 

Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm. (via Zoom) – TBD

 


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