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March 2019

Deadline for Tissue Culture Order is today!

March 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please ensure Dennis Crouse has your order by today so you don't miss out on the fabulous collections in this years offering.

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April 2019

Panel Discussion: Pests, Diseases and Problems of Rhododendrons

April 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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ARHS Panel Discussion for April 2, 2019, 7:30 pm Topic: “Pests, Diseases and Problems of Rhododendrons”. Four panelists will discuss their experiences and suggestions for dealing with problems of growing rhododendrons, including black vine weevil, weather, soil and questions from the audience. Panels: Three club members and Chris Dyleman from Halifax Seed

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Tissue Culture Pick-up 2019

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Margaret’s Centre, 12 Westwood Blvd
Upper Tantallon, NS b3z 1h4 Canada
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This year’s tissue culture plants have arrived and they are looking great! Members who have pre-ordered plants can pick them up this Saturday, April 27 from 10 AM to 11 AM, at the St. Margaret’s Centre (12 Westwood Blvd., Upper Tantallon). PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BOX OR BAG FOR YOUR PRE-ORDERED PLANTS. THANK YOU! Once all orders have been filled we will set extra plants to the side for anyone who wishes to buy.  Volunteers are asked to come for…

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May 2019

Member to Member Plant Sale

May 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Members Plant Sale, Natural History Museum auditorium and project room.  Sale begins at 7:30pm.  Rooms are open for seller set-up beginning at 5:30pm.   Bring plants you'd like to sell, labeled and priced.  Sellers are asked to clean-up their table before leaving for the evening. A great opportunity to share your favorite plants.    

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Rhododendron 101-2.0: Introduction to selecting, growing and caring for Rhodos, Azaleas and Companion Plants

May 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Cora Swinamer will be presenting the ARHS Rhododendron Power-Point presentation on growing and caring for Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Companion Plants.  The talk includes plenty of beautiful pictures, lots of information and plenty of time for discussion, questions and a short demonstration of rhodo pruning techniques.  This is a great opportunity for new members and their guests to learn and ask questions about these wonderful landscape plants.

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June 2019

Garden Tour ARHS 2019

June 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

ARHS Garden Tour June 9, 2019 10 am to 5 pm This year’s tour will cover two private gardens, a garden centre with adjacent sculpture garden, and two public spaces.  Many thanks to Jenny Sandison for suggesting we visit this area. And to Sophie Bieger for research and for preparing the map. Please refer to the email to members which includes the details, location and map. There is not a pot luck supper this year but we've provided several ideas…

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September 2019

Joe Henderson: The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer

September 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Description The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer.  A lecture based on the book published by Timber Press written by the director and the Horticulturists of Chanticleer.  Design Inspiration and Innovative planting techniques form Chanticleer.  We have been called a place of pleasure and learning, relaxing and yet filled with ideas to take home.  One of the most romantic imaginative and exciting public gardens in America.  Bio Joe has been a gardener/ Horticulturist at Chanticleer for the past 21 years maintaining…

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Workshop: The Art of Gardening: Lessons from Chanticleer Joe Henderson Horticulturalist Chanticleer Garden

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, 160 Collins Rd
Millbrook, NS B6L1V6 Canada
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Atlantic Master Gardeners Association In cooperation with the Friends of the Garden Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus is pleased to announce a one day Workshop Saturday, 7th September 2019 The Art of Gardening: Lessons from Chanticleer Joe Henderson Horticulturalist Chanticleer Garden Chanticleer Horticulturist and co-author of The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer, Joe Henderson will bring inspiring garden ideas to Nova Scotia from his work at Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Chanticleer has been called…

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October 2019

Steele Lecture: Trends in Gardening with Rhododendrons in Germany

October 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Oct 7--Steele Lecture:  Trends in gardening with Rhododendrons in Germany.              Hartwig Schepker. Rhododendrons are being produced in millions every year in Germany for all over Europe. Currently modern approaches of using them in gardens are tested including the development of autumn-flowering hybrids or improved foliage plants.  Gardeners need to use rhododendrons as plants for all-year-round and not just for two weeks of flowering. A current research project in the Bremen Rhododendron-Park also explores rhododendrons species as new sources for…

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Exploring Rhododendrons in Arunachal Pradesh: Hartwig Schepker

October 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Library, BMO Communit Room, 5440 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3J1E9 Canada
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Oct 8—Exploring Rhododendrons in Arunachal Pradesh - Hartwig Schepker will give this second talk at 7:00pm at the BMO Community Room, Central Library, Halifax.  He has made four expeditions into this remote and unexplored part of Northeastern India which was  closed to foreigners until 2000. The talk is full of adventurous stories and covers many unknown or rarely seen rhododendron species in flower as well as beautiful landscapes.  

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November 2019

Nina Newington: Planting the Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery

November 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Planting the Winery at Lightfoot & Wolfville   Planting in July with cranes overhead, dreams meet reality, just as, in the beds, Mediterranean meets Valley agrarian. We’ll look at the design concepts and plant choices behind the much visited and enjoyed gardens surrounding the Wolfville area’s newest winery. Planted in 2017, the mostly herbaceous gardens are surprisingly mature.   Bio: Nina Newington has made her living designing and planting gardens for the past 25 years. She lives on the North…

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December 2019

Annual Christmas Party & Member Slide Show

December 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Tuesday December 3rd is our annual Christmas Party. Members are encouraged to bring their favorite finger food and the Society will provide the wine and beverages.  Any members who would like to share 4 or 5 pictures of their garden or a garden visited that they enjoyed are welcome bring the pictures on a USB drive that we can project for all to enjoy.  

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January 2020

Gardens of Historic Interest in Nova Scotia

January 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Gardens of Historic Interest in Nova Scotia Anita Jackson, long-time member and Certified Landscape Designer, will show images and discuss the garden history of various gardens and designed landscapes in our region.

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February 2020

Preview of Members Pre-Ordered Plant Sale and Tissue Culture Sale

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Preview of Advance Order Plant Sale.  Lynn Rotin, our club’s volunteer coordinator and organizer of our Advance Order Plant Sale, will show pictures and give highlights of many of the plants available in this year’s sale.  Come and make your wish list for the spring sale!  

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March 2020

Introduction to Rhododendrons and Companion Plants

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Cora Swinamer will be offering a PowerPoint presentation developed for ARHS several years ago. It will be beneficial for new members and members of the public who would like to know more about using Rhodos in their landscape.  The intro will cover plant selection, site selection, general care/feeding as well as information on pruning and pests.  The relaxed format will offer opportunity for questions and discussion.  All are welcome. Following this presentation will be the regular monthly meeting of ARHS…

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Brazil – Garden Travel

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Roberto Burle Marx

Brazil - Garden Travel.  Cora Swinamer, past president of our club and garden designer, will show us some impressive pictures of gardens from Brazil, including visits to gardens of Roberto Burle Marx.

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April 2020

CANCELLED : Panel Discussion: Growing plants from Seed

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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CANCELLED Panel discussion on how to germinate and grow plants from seeds, with four club members.  Have you ever wondered if you could grow some unique plants from seeds.  Well, you can.  Come to this meeting and find out how others are doing it.

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May 2020

Member to Member Plant Sale changed due to ban on public events:

May 5 @ 12:00 am

Our May Meeting is cancelled due to the closure of the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History and the ban on public events. Any individuals with plants for sale are asked to send a plant list with descriptions, prices, payment process and pick up information to the ARHS Secretary, Jean Henshall, by April 30th. She will send out the lists  to members by May 5th. Send lists to atlanticrhodo@gmail.com Stay home and stay safe. Jean Henshall Secretary, ARHS  

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September 2020

Covid 19 Meeting Cancellations

September 1 @ 7:30 pm

As the Museum of Natural History is closed we are making alternate arrangements for our regular monthly meeting.  In lieu of September regular Tuesday meeting we have a garden tour booked for Saturday Sept  12th. Refer to times and locations in your members email announcement.

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Halifax Fall Garden Tour

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come enjoy touring 3 local Halifax gardens on Saturday September 12th!  Refer to your member email for addresses for the gardens. Our new programming for 2020-2021 begins Saturday, September 12.  It is also time to renew your membership to the Atlantic Rhododendron and Horticultural Society (ARHS).  Memberships are valid from September 1st, 2020 until August 31st, 2021.   Please consider taking a joint membership with the ARHS and the American Rhododendron Society (ARS).  We will be hosting the ARS Spring…

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