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

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...Read more >

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

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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...Read more >

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

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Member-to-Member Plant Sale Bring your surplus plants for sale to other members. Tables will be set up for your plants.

ARHS Spring Garden Tour, June 5

Spring Garden Tour, Fall River/Oakfield Garden locations and descriptions will be sent to members in May.

ARHS Presentation September 6, 2022: Panel Discussion on Propagating Rhododendrons

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Interested in propagating Rhodos but don't know how to start?  This panel discussion, chaired by Jamie Ellison and including Sharon Bryson and Bob Pettipas, will provide short introductions to propagation by seed, cuttings and hybridizing followed by a question and answer session on all issues which you may have encountered or may want to avoid....Read more >

Annual Steele Lecture: Latest Trends in Breeding Rhododendrons, Kristian Theqvist, Finnish Rhododendron Society

Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Our meeting for Tuesday, October 4, 2022 will be a hybrid meeting, in person in room 301 at the Halifax Central Library and by Zoom.  The Museum of Natural History is not available on October 4. Captain Richard Steele Lecture:  Latest Trends in Breeding Rhododendrons Presented by Kristian Theqvist, President of the Finnish Rhododendron Society...Read more >

AGM and ARHS Presentation November 1, 2022: Native Companions for Rhododendrons, Melanie Priesnitz

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University, Wolfville features plants native to Nova Scotia and the Acadian Forest region.  Conservation Horticulturalist Melanie Presnitz will present on native plants that make great companion plants for the genus Rhododendron and talk about why growing indigenous species is beneficial. Our meeting for Tuesday, November 1, 2022 will...Read more >

ARHS Presentation December 6, 2022: Annual Members Photos, Gardens, and Garden Tours

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Choose the six best photos from this year's blossoms, your garden or gardens you have visited.  We must limit the number of photos from each person to allow for all to contribute. Our meeting for Tuesday, December 6, 2022 will be a hybrid meeting, in person at the Nova Scotia Museum and by Zoom. Thank...Read more >

ARHS Presentation January 2023: Programs of the American Rhododendron Society (ARS)

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Programs of the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) This meeting will start with one of the last presentations prepared by Harold Greer, “Rhododendron Foliage to Delight: Another Reason to Enjoy Rhododendrons”, which was presented at the ARS 2022 Convention. It will continue with a Zoom discussion with representatives of the American Rhododendron Society on their activities...Read more >

ARHS Presentation February 2023: New Trends in English Gardening, Jenny Sandison

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Jenny Sandison, Garden Designer and ARHS Member “New Trends in English Gardening” Last summer, garden designer Jenny Sandison returned to the gardens of Britain and visited the new Royal Horticultural Society “Bridgewater” in northern England. She will report on the new trends in garden design from Bridgewater and other English gardens. The meeting will be...Read more >

ARHS Presentation March 2023: Wild Hydrangea for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Sam Hoadley

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Sam Hoadley, Manager of Horticultural Research, Mt. Cuba Center “Wild Hydrangea for the Mid-Atlantic Region” After a five-year trial learn which Hydrangea received top marks from a garden perspective and which species and cultivars tallied the most pollinator visits. Included will be tips for successful cultivation and care of wild hydrangea in your home landscape...Read more >

ARHS Presentation April 2023: “Les Deux Jardins de Claude Monet/ The Two Gardens of Claude Monet”

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Freeman Patterson, Landscape Photographer: “Les Deux Jardins de Claude Monet/ The Two Gardens of Claude Monet” Claude Monet worked and succeeded spectacularly in two artistic media – gardening and painting. For him, the two were deeply entwined. Freeman’s images from both early spring and late summer reveal how Monet’s house garden and water garden are...Read more >

ARHS Member to Member Plant Sale 2023

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

ARHS Member-to-Member Plant Sale Come to talk and purchase plants from our members in our always-popular plant sale. Insigne 2023-4-26 Plant Descriptions Insigne Retail Availability 2023-4-26

ARHS September 2023 Presentation: Diane Lucas, Gardening for Butterflies

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Gardening For Butterflies, Caterpillars and Their Host Plants Diane Lucas, Botanical Artist and Illustrator This presentation discusses 18 butterflies common to Nova Scotia, their larval host plants, their adult diet, and how we can create their needed habitat in our gardens and parks. Each species of butterfly is illustrated with its caterpillars and their host...Read more >

ARHS October 2023 Presentation: Annual Steele Lecture, Native Trials of Hardy Perennials at Mt. Cuba

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Annual Captain Dick Steele Lecture Native Trials of Hardy Perennials at Mt. Cuba Sam Hoadley, Mt. Cuba Center, Delaware Mt. Cuba research team evaluates native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value, highlighting the ecosystem services native plants provide. Sam Hoadley will present on the latest trails and the extensive information available through...Read more >

ARHS November 2023 Presentation: Bob Howard, New Plants and Fresh Ideas

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Some New Plants and Fresh Ideas Bob Howard, former ARHS Director of Programs and Landscape Gardener This talk will highlight three ideas for fresh plantings: blue flowers and foliage, some plants for late summer and fall, and the importance of patience in giving plants time to develop their character. Long-time member Bob Howard, a retired...Read more >

ARHS December 2023 Members’ Photo Presentations & Winter Social

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Winter Social & Annual Members Photos, Gardens, and Garden Tours Choose the six best photos from this year’s blossoms, your garden or gardens you have visited.  We must limit the number of photos from each person to allow for all to contribute.  The meeting will be followed by our winter social.  Please bring nibblies to...Read more >

ARHS January 2024 Presentation: Interesting Plants, Roslyn Duffus

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Roslyn Duffus,   “Interesting Plants” Come  and join us for a presentation by Roslyn Duffus of photos of her most rare and unusual plants.  Roslyn Duffus, President  of the Nova Scotia Rock Garden Club,  is a long  time ARHS member. Join us at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History or by Zoom.  The Zoom link...Read more >

ARHS February 2024 Presentation: Native Azaleas, Tara Spears, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Native Azaleas, Tara Spears, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Tara Spears is the Curatorial Assistant at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens and works closely with their Nationally Accredited Rhododendron Collections. She is also a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania where she studies Environmental Science, and is conducting research with Rhododendron smokianum, a newly described species of Rhododendron...Read more >