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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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2022 Silver Medal and
Pioneer Achievement Awardees

The ARS takes great pleasure in presenting its 2022 Silver Medal honors to Mike Bones of the Siuslaw Chapter, Henning Christensen of the Danish Chapter, Douglas Justice of the Vancouver Chapter and Chris Southwick of the Nanaimo Chapter.

2022 Pioneer Achievement honorees are Peter Cox of the Scottish Chapter and Donald L Craig, deceased.

View the honors citations.

ARS Seed Exchange Closeout Sale

Order available seed in the seed exchange closeout sale held June 20 to July 31. The closeout sale is open to both ARS members and non-members. Visit the closeout sale page for seed descriptions, ordering information and online order form.

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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 Photo Contest
Submit your rhododendron photo images to the Next-Gen 2022 photo contest. One may enter photos in any of the following three categories:

"Loving the rhododendron" - the power of rhododendrons to delight people of all ages.
"Rhododendron in the Garden" - how a rhododendron beautifies a garden.
"The Funkiest Flower" - unique features of rhododendron flowers.

View contest rules, eligibility, and cash awards.

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 inform others embarking on their own journey into the vast, uncharted territory that is plant genus Rhododendron. Podcast index

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