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
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm. (via Zoom)
TITLE: Highlights of the Danish/Swedish/German 2018 ARS Tours.
Dr. Jamieson was a member of the ARS contingent to the 2018 ARS Spring International Convention “North America meets Europe” in Bremen, Germany. He elected to travel to Denmark and Sweden with the group that chose that optional pre-tour, leading up to the convention start. Glen will share some sights and insights from the beautiful garden destinations and rhododendrons in bloom from this unique shared convention with the German Rhododendron Society (Deutsche Rhododendron Gesellschaft). His photo tour through Denmark and Sweden will be grouped into categories including paths, water features, use of rock and elevations.
Glen will begin with a short and informative tutorial on mycorrhizae—“Roots and a Happy Plant”— pointing out that a plant that “rocks” doesn’t have its hair roots firmly in place and should be dug up and replanted.
Background: Glen achieved his 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 yrs.) and at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC (26 yrs.). He specialized in studying our northwest friend, Metacarcinus magister, a.k.a. Dungeness Crab. He retired from DFO in 2008.
Glen joined the ARS in 1995 and became editor of the Journal of the American Rhododendron Society (JARS) in 2009. Glen has explored for plants in Yunnan, China (2005); Borneo (2008); Ecuador and Peru (five trips between 2008-2014) and in Sikkim, India (2015). He has travelled extensively elsewhere as well 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 currently in his third presidency of the MARS Chapter. . He is also the editor of the new online journal he created called “Rhododendrons International”—which can be accessed on the ARS website.
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