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Welcome from Bill Meyers - 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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Virtual ARS Fall Conference
Register for the ARS Fall Conference to be held online October 23 - 24, 2021. The "Fall into Gardening" event features interesting talks from knowledgeable speakers, including plant hunter Dr. Hartwig Schepker from Germany, nurseryman David Millais from England, award-winning photographer David Sellars from British Columbia, and popular presenters Don Hyatt and Don Wallace from the U.S.  Registration, program schedule and talk summaries.

2021 Gold & Silver Medals Awarded
The ARS takes great pleasure in presenting its 2021 Gold Medal honors to Jack Looye and John Weagle of the RSC Atlantic Region Chapter and to Ann Mangels of the Mason Dixon Chapter. Silver Medal honorees are Sherla Bertlemann of the Hawaii Chapter and June Bouchard and John Deniseger of the Nanaimo Chapter. View the honors citations.

Call for Research Grant Proposals
The Research Committee is pleased to announce its call for applications for rhododendron and azalea research grants.   Grant application information.

List of grants awarded in prior years.

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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.


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ARS Next-Generation Podcasts
Listen to "For the Love of Rhododendron" audio podcasts. In the podcasts we learn about the life experiences of ARS members, how random twists and turns in their lives led them to discover their love of Rhododendron. Our podcasts can inspire and support others embarking on their own journey into the vast, uncharted territory that is plant genus Rhododendron. Podcast index

Rhododendron International Volume 6
Volume 6 of this online journal contains a series of articles that describe most of the rhododendron species that are commonly grown. Each article contains a brief summary about the cultural potential and characteristics of the species, their general identifying taxonomic features, their cultural aspects, and a flower photo image.  Read issues.


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