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September 2020

Halifax Fall Garden Tour

September 12, 2020 @ 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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October 2020

The Autumn Garden: Dennis Crouse – Zoom Meeting

October 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Speaker:  Dennis Crouse, club Board member, has been gardening on his seaside property in St Margaret’s Bay for twelve years. Topic:  The Autumn Garden In this illustrated talk, Dennis will discuss fall garden design with a variety of garden styles and show lots of plants that work well in the season. He will emphasize how our beautiful local natural landscapes can enrich our gardens. Members will receive a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the meeting.

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CANCELLED Oct 17 Kentville Field Trip due to pandemic concerns

October 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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November 2020

Annual General Meeting and Bog and Barren to Garden Talk, David Patriquin – zoom meeting

November 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Annual General Meeting and Bog and Barren to Garden Talk, David Patriquin - zoom meeting From Bog and Barren to Garden: David Patriquin will talk about the ecology of some common plant species (many of them in the heath family - the Ericaceae) of our bogs and barrens, and how he has introduced some of those species to his garden by replicating critical habitat features within micro-environments in his garden. David retired from his position as Prof of Biology in…

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December 2020

Annual Christmas Party & Member Slide Show: via Zoom

December 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday December 1st is our annual Christmas Party… though this year we will have to celebrate virtually. ARHS members Tina Small, Bob Howard, Sharon Bryson, Roslyn Duffus, Carol Morrison, Lynn Rotin and Dennis Stuebing will present selected photos of their favorite gardens.   The zoom link for Tuesday's presentation will be sent out on Monday, November 30. If you do not receive a link and would like to participate in our zoom, please email Rebecca, arhsmembership@gmail.com   Happy Holidays! Feel…

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January 2021

The Dunedin Botanical Garden of New Zealand – Todd Boland

January 5, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

A winter visit to the warm side of the planet, this Botanical Garden has a VERY impressive Rhododendron collection with many local hybrids. Also a spectacular rock garden, South African garden, native garden, and more. Stunning photographs at the peak time for blooms. The presenter is Todd Boland: Bird-watcher, native Newfoundlander, and Chief Horticulturalist at the MUN Botanical Garden, Todd is also a founding member of the Newfoundland Wildflower Society and the current chair of the Newfoundland Rock Garden Society.

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February 2021

Clematis: Queen of the Climbers; Zoom meeting

February 2, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

"Clematis:  Queen of the Climbers" Everyone knows clematis, but few gardeners take advantage of the diversity of the genus and ways to grow them.  Clematis can be climbing, sprawling, groundcover, large-flowered, small-flowered, white/pink/red/blue/purple/multi-colored, fragrant, and used as cut flowers, in window boxes or in containers.  Clematis can be grown on trellises, over shrubs, through trees, as weavers between shrubs and as ground covers.  Jeff will also discuss the clematis trials being conducted in southeastern Pennsylvania since 2014, as well as the "gardener-friendly" classification…

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March 2021

2017 Expedition to North Vietnam: Zoom meeting

March 2, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Steve Hootman, Executive Director and Curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, will present an illustrated talk about a two-week plant hunting trip to North Vietnam.  Several plants new to science were identified.

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April 2021

A new Garden in Pereau, Kings County: Zoom meeting

April 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Jamie Ellison, teacher, photographer, hybridizer, long-time member of our club, will present photographs and planting ideas from his new garden in Pereau, Kings County. Not to me missed!

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May 2021

Preview of Plant Sale – Zoom meeting

May 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

Join us for images and descriptions of a treasure trove of plants:  Japanese maples, Insigne Nursery, and a sampling of the over 80 rhododendrons especially grown for the Virtual Convention.  Plant sale will take place in June dependent on Public Health restrictions.    

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June 2021

Rhodos Down East: Exploring the Atlantic Region – ARS 2021 Virtual Spring Convention.

June 3, 2021 - June 6, 2021
Old Orchard Inn, 153 Grenwich Road South
Grenwich, NS B4P 2R2 Canada
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For full information click this link  https://ars2021.org/ June 3-6, 2021 Virtual ARS Spring Convention, hosted by the RSC Atlantic Region chapter REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 ARS CONVENTION NOW OPEN! Take advantage of an exciting opportunity to learn about growing, breeding and gardening with Rhododendrons.  Due to the travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 American Rhododendron Society Convention will be offering all the presentations, garden tours and networking opportunities available on line, to anyone who can access the internet!  Due…

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September 2021

ARHS Fall Garden Tour – September 12, 2021

September 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Atlantic Rhododendron and Horticultural Society information is hosting our fall garden tour for Sunday, September 12th, 2021.   We have three fabulous and unique gardens open to ARHS members this September.  A well-established 8 acre garden in Prospect Bay that is over 30 years in the making.  A coastal garden with many rhododendrons in beautiful Boutillier’s Point. Lastly, a unique property associated with Capt. Dick Steele with many species and rhododendrons. Many thanks to Lynn Rotin for organizing this year’s…

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October 2021

Annual Steele Lecture: Lionel de Rothschild, Exbury Gardens Past and Present (Virtual only)

October 5, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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It is just over 100 years since Lionel de Rothschild started work on one of the best-known woodland gardens in the world, one devoted above all to his favourite plant, the rhododendron. In just twenty years he created one of the largest gardens of its kind, as well as funding a number of the plant hunters of the day and creating many beautiful hybrids. His work was continued by his sons and is now looked after by the two generations…

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November 2021

November ARHS Meeting: Annual General Meeting and Meadow Gardens by Donna Evers

November 2, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Join us for our ARHS November meeting!  We will be holding our Annual General Meeting, followed by a guest presentation by Donna Evers on Meadow Gardens. The Meadow Plant List_p 1 & 2 The Meadow Plant List_p3 Space will be limited at the NS Natural History Museum.  Sign up form will be posted online for those who wish to attended in person.   Space will be limited due to social distancing requirements as posted by Public Health at the time. The…

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December 2021

Annual Christmas Party & Member Slide Show 2021

December 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Tuesday December 7th is our annual Christmas Party.  Final details are to be announced in the fall pending Public Health requirements.     Sign up form will be posted online for those who wish to attended in person.   Space will be limited due to social distancing requirements as posted by Public Health at the time. The ARHS will continue to offer our programming by zoom for those who cannot attend in person.  Details and link will be sent to members.  Anyone…

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January 2022

January ARHS Meeting: Kate Kerin, Innisfree Garden, NY, A Study in Slow Gardening

January 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore timeless design ideas and timely landscape management techniques at Innisfree—an iconic mid-twentieth century landscape in Millbrook, New York—that can be adopted by gardeners and designers anywhere. Innisfree is primarily the work of Lester Collins, thought by his peers to be one America’s great if unsung landscape architects. Working on a massive site with a tiny staff and budget over many decades, Collins drew on a deep understanding of ecology, light, and form in this landscape, a minimalist’s sense of…

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February 2022

February ARHS Meeting: Panayoti Kelaidis, Tibet: Ericaceae and more!

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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The Himalayas are known to be heartland of Rhododendron--but there are so many other Ericacaceae (and treasures growing with them) that have special interest to rock gardeners in North America since Tibet has more extreme temperatures than more familiar destinations like Bhutan or Nepal.  Our speaker was lucky to spend 3 weeks driving 1200 miles from Yunnan to Lhasa on a trip organized by Harry Jans. They hit flowers in peak bloom, and had wonderful sunny weather (except with MiLa…

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March 2022

March ARHS Presentation: Dr Glen Jamieson, The Hardier, Smaller Rhododendrons

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ARHS Presentation March 1st, 2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Hardier, Smaller Rhododendrons Dr. Glen Jamieson, Editor, Journal of the American Rhododendron Society Presentation will focus on the hardier, smaller rhododendrons – their taxonomy, features and cultural characteristics. With many people living on smaller properties, often in urban areas, there is now a greater interest in the smaller rhododendrons. This talk features the taxonomic and cultural characteristics of some of the hardier, smaller, mostly non-deciduous rhododendron species that should…

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April 2022

ARHS Presentation April 5, 2022: Plant Sale Preview, Dennis Crouse

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Our meeting for Tuesday, April 5, 2022 will be a hybrid meeting, in person at the Nova Scotia Museum and by Zoom. Join us for images and descriptions of a treasure trove of plants: Japanese Maples from David Veinotte, woodland plants and evergreen Azaleas from Insigne Nursery, Rhododendrons from Jack Looye’s Rhodoland Nursery, and a variety of Heaths and Heathers. Plant Sale Preview presented by Dennis Crouse and Plant Sale Committee.

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May 2022

ARHS Member-to-Member Plant Sale, May 3 2022

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Member-to-Member Plant Sale Bring your surplus plants for sale to other members. Tables will be set up for your plants.

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