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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 survive in many of your Maritime microclimates. I am not including hybrids, as there are too many and I am not familiar with what those best for your area might be.

Dr. Glen Jamieson has a B.SC in Agriculture from McGill University and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Zoology from UBC. He worked for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) as a research scientist for 31 years, both in the Maritimes (5 yr) and at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC (26 yr).  He retired from DFO in 2008, and became editor of the Journal of the American Rhododendron Society in 2009. He joined the ARS in 1995, and has explored for plants in Yunnan, China (2005); Borneo (2008); Ecuador and Peru (seven trips between 1998-2014) and in Sikkim, India (2015).  He has travelled to over 70 counties and with his wife Dorothy, lives and maintains a garden in Parksville that is periodically on his local chapter’s (Mount Arrowsmith; MARS) garden tour, where he also has an extensive vireya collection, possibly the largest in Canada. He has created the online journal Rhododendrons International.

 

Details

Date:
March 1
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Organizer

Jim Sharpe
Email:
sharpe@ns.sympatico.ca