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For the Love of Rhododendron

Episode 7 - Finding new mountains

Synopsis: In this episode we meet Steve Hootman, Executive Director and Curator of the Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden, located in Federal Way, Washington. We get a glimpse into the history of this stunning wild garden, we learn how observing Rhododendron in nature provides insights into their cultivation, and we discover that gaining plant knowledge and finding new mountains is an actual career path.

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Explore the links below to learn more about topics mentioned in this episode:

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
The Rhododendron Species
Botanical Garden

Plant hunting in China
Plant hunting in Anhui
province, China

Foliage burn on R. calostrotum ssp. keleticum Rhododendron heat tolerance

History of the RSBG RSBG history

Rhododendron shanii Species profile for
Rhododendron shanii

RSBG Nursery
Shop the RSBG Nursery


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