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.

Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom (NOTE earlier start time)

Speaker: Steve Henning, rhodyman.net

Title: Rhododendron and Azalea Basics

After covering the basics, Steve will delve into some less covered topics such as the natives, fragrant varieties, indumentum, toxicity, unusual forms and companion plants.

Steve Henning is the creator and webmaster of Henning’s Rhododendron & Azalea Pages [rhodyman.net]. He is a member in the Delaware Valley Chapter and a member of the ARS since 1972.  He is a regular contributor to the Journal of the ARS.

Steve participated in groups on rhododendrons and azaleas on the internet. After seeing many of the same questions asked repeatedly, he started his rhododendron website in 1996, to provide one place to reference the many things he learned about the Genus Rhododendron. These are things that many rhododendron experts take for granted, but that new members of the ARS and new “rhodoholics” have to learn over time. As he continued to participate in internet groups, he added new answers to this website.

Since 1974, Steve has attended just about every national ARS convention. Since 2012, Steve has served as District 8 Director for the ARS.  Steve received the ARS Silver Medal in 2012 and the ARS Gold Medal in 2019.

Steve’s other activities include Scouting, gardening, traveling, photography and being a Rotarian. In 2019, Steve and his wife Darlene moved to an independent living community in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. There Steve joined in an effort to create an Arboretum for the over 700 residents.  The entire campus became an accredited arboretum in 2022.  Now, Steve & Darlene enjoy other people’s gardens. They continue to attend ARS Conventions.

Read about our first 10 years Here

Comments are closed.