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Welcome from Bob MacIntyre - 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.

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Society News

2016 ARS Fall Regional Conference
The ARS chapters of District 4 cordially invite you to the 2016 Western Regional Conference, Sep 30 to Oct 2.  This educational and fun event will be held in beautiful Newport, OR situated on the Oregon coast. The conference features many outstanding speakers and informative seminars covering both rhododendrons and companion plants.  Plan to attend.

Rhododendrons International
Rhododendrons International is a new journal, available online at no cost, that contains articles of interest to rhododendron enthusiasts world-wide. Volume 1 has descriptions of all of the world's rhododendron societies in articles prepared by the respective societies.

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Informative articles about:
 - rhododendron & azalea culture,
 - propagation,
 - hybridizing,
 - private & public gardens,
 - plant portraits,
 - companion plants,
 - plant hunting exploration,
 - rhododendron research,
 - and much more.

Visit archive of previously published issues.

ARS Gold & Silver Medals Awarded
The Society takes great pleasure in presenting its 2016 Gold Medal honors to Norman Beaudry of the Potomac Valley Chapter and to William A Mangels of the Mason Dixon Chapter for their significant contributions to the Genus Rhododendron.


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,
  Kirkland, OH
• Dr. Erik T. Nilsen, Biological Sciences,
  Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA


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