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April 2016

Clematis for Everyone and Everywhere: Marion Jarvie

April 5, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Clematis for everyone and Everywhere,  Marion Jarvie. Marion is a passionate plantswoman who has been gardening in Thornhill, ON, for over forty years. An accomplished photographer, she teaches regularly at the Thornhill Botanic Garden and has lectured all over North America and in the UK. Check out her website at http://www.marionjarvie.ca

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September 2016

No Meeting on Tuesday Sept 6th….. meeting will be held Tuesday Sept 20th instead.

September 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 7:40 pm

Our regular meeting for the first Tuesday of September is postponed to Tuesday Sept 20th.

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Small Rhododendrons and other Ericaceous Plants for the Rock Garden

September 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dalhousie Art Gallery, 6101 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Todd Boland  — Small Rhododendrons and other Ericaceous plants for the rock garden. This presentation will highlight hardy (zone 5) dwarf rhododendrons that lend themselves to rock gardens, along with closely related genera that can used as companions. The plant selections are based primarily on those which are growing in the rock garden at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden Bio: Todd is the research horticulturist at the MUN Botanical Garden. He was instrumental in the designing and installations of…

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October 2016

Fifty Great Plants at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens & the ARHS Annual General Meeting

October 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Annual General Meeting will be held prior to our guest speaker.  Please print your membership renewal form and bring to the meeting if you have not already made your payment.  The renewal form is here: http://atlanticrhodo.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Membership-form-2016-2017.pdf Karen Achenbach will present 'Fifty great plants at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens'  

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November 2016

Steele Lecture: Rhododendrons and their Journey to Your Garden – Mike Stewart

November 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Steele Lecture:  Mike Stewart talk:   “Rhododendrons and Their Journey to Your Garden” Mike is a past President of the American Rhododendron Society, and is the current President of the Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington.  Mike and his wife Maria, owners of Dover Nursery in Oregon, have traveled to Sichuan, Yunnan, and eastern Tibet in search of species rhododendrons. Mike’s presentation, “Rhododendrons and Their Journey to Your Garden”, will focus on species rhododendrons and the legendary…

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December 2016

Christmas Party

December 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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An evening to share and enjoy a few pictures of your own gardens or places you've visited with the group.  We encourage you to bring your favorite appetizer and the Society to will provide the the wine and beverages.

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January 2017

Panel Discussion: Best Rhododendrons for the Garden

January 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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A panel of four local gardeners on “Best rhododendrons for the garden"

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2017 Seed Exchange

January 16 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm

View our seed exchange tab for more information: http://atlanticrhodo.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-ARHS-SeedExchange-Package.pdf  

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February 2017

Plants of South Africa

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Mary Helleiner will present  Plants of South Africa.

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2017 Tissue Culture Orders due

February 27 @ 8:00 am - March 19 @ 5:00 pm

All Tissue Culture orders should have been received by Jon Porter by March 19th.  

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March 2017

Making a New Woodland Garden

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Roslyn Duffus  will present 'Making a new woodland garden'. Roslyn moved to a new property three and a half years ago with lots more trees.  Her talk is a practical view about starting a new garden that is larger, with some sun and much shade.  She moved a lot of plants from her former garden and has started planting new areas. Reducing labor and maintenance is an important guideline for her.  She will show images of soil prep, plant selection and…

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Members 2017 pre-ordered plant sale is now open

March 26 @ 8:00 am - April 10 @ 5:00 pm

http://atlanticrhodo.org/archives/plant_sales/2017-members-pre-ordered-plant-sale/  

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April 2017

Freeman Patterson – Garden Design with a Photographer’s Eye

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Garden Design with a Photographer’s Eye Freeman Patterson, renowned photographer and teacher of visual design (In a Canadian Garden, The Garden, and several instructional books), gardens in Shamper’s Bluff, NB. He grows more than 150 varieties of rhodos and 50 of azaleas (over 1000 plants) and deliberately and regularly includes both temporary and permanent aspects of the natural habitat into his own garden layouts. His most recent book is, Embracing Creation. Freeman’s illustrated presentation will include photographs of his own…

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2017 Tissue Culture Pick-up

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St Andrews Recreation Centre, 3380 Barnstead Lane
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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May 2017

2017 Members Plant pick-up

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Donna & Duff, 5 Sime Court
Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia Canada
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June 2017

NSAGC Convention 2017

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - June 4 @ 5:00 pm

The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs convention is being held at Inverary Inn, Baddeck Cape Breton this year. Interesting speakers, door prizes, Sailboat tour, hiking and entertainment. For more information see their website: http://www.nsagc.com/plantsale.htm and here: http://www.nsagc.com/Convention2017Info.pdf  

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Annual ARHS Garden Tour – Kentville and Canning Area

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

See your newsletter for details!

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September 2017

Paul Reimer: “Deciduous Magnolias for Canadian Gardens”

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Paul Reimer is the president of Reimer's Nursery in Chilliwack, BC, specializing in magnolia, beech, Japanese Maples and dogwood. Paul will give a brief review of the hardier Magnolia species and the better hybrids that arise from those species.  He will also take a short look at Magnolia hybridizing for the future.  

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October 2017

Steele Lecture: Rhododendron Species Conservation

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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The Annual Steele Lecture: Rhododendron Species Conservation The recently published Red List of Rhododendrons highlighted the sobering fact that of the 1000 or so species of Rhododendron in the world, approximately 25% are threatened in their natural habitats, including several here in North America. Tom will discuss some of the issues rhododendrons face but also some of the efforts to conserve them, especially the key role that public gardens play in conserving this diverse and horticulturally rich genus. He will…

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November 2017

Green Patience: The formula for Woodlanders – Philip MacDougall

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Green Patience.  Patience. That's the formula for woodlanders. Seen as the logical perennial companion to Rhododendron gardens, chosen properly these charmers offer interest throughout the year. The cyclic element of birth, growth, death and regeneration adds flow to the static structures of evergreen shrubs. Familiar from long use in our gardens, old standbys from Europe and America have left the group with a dowdy reputation. New breeding and collections from Asia have added heaps of surprisingly good plants.  Painfully winnowed…

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