Welcome from Ann Mangels - ARS President:
On behalf of the thousands of rhododendron enthusiasts worldwide "welcome to our web
site." Here you will find valuable resources which enable you to learn more about
the selection and care of rhododendrons. We hope this will encourage you to explore all that the genus Rhododendron
(which includes azaleas) has to offer, and you will include these wonderful plants in your garden.
look" at what we do in the Society...
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2017 ARS Fall Conference
The Middle Atlantic Chapter cordially invites you to the 2017 ARS Fall Conference, Oct 20 - 22,
to be held in Richmond, VA. This educational and fun
event features outstanding talks by Steve Krebs, Eastern VP, and Ken Webb, Western VP.,
a great plant sale, and a lot more.
Informative articles about:
- rhododendron & azalea culture,
- private & public gardens,
- plant portraits,
- companion plants,
- plant hunting exploration,
- rhododendron research,
- and much more.
Visit archive of previously published issues.
Visit the ARS' Pinterest social media web site.
Seed Exchange Close Out Sale
July 21 to August 11
Take advantage of the close out sale to purchase rhododendron and azalea seeds collected by
Society members from around the world. Most seed packets are only $1.00 per package, plus shipping and
handling fee. Sale is open to both members and non-members.
Call for Research Grant Proposals
The Research Committee is pleased to announce its 2017 call for applications for rhododendron and azalea research grants.
Grants Awarded for 2016
• Dr. Stephen Krebs, Holden Arboretum,
• Dr. Erik T. Nilsen, Biological Sciences,
Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA