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Check out the latest updates to our website.

Don’t miss taking a look at the Calendar page. There have been a few changes.

The Activities page has been expanded to include a additional page. Page 1 has the pictures from our December Potluck at Harold and Nancy’s new home.

Of course there is the latest Message from our President and the Newest Chapter newsletter.

If this is your first visit to our website, we hope that you will look around. We are a diverse, fun-loving group that loves Rhododendrons and all garden plants. Come to one of our meetings to learn more about us! Find information about our meetings here.

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Welcome to the Eugene Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society

Here you will find information about our chapter, who we are, and what we do.  Of course, there is also plenty of information about Rhododendrons, one of our favorite garden plants.  

Please look around our website where you will find lots of information about our activities, favorite plants, membership opportunities and our meeting location. To find out more, come to one of our meetings and check us out. We are easy to find and would love to meet you!

 What’s New & Happening

Message From the President:

I'm glad October is over, too much rain and too much politics. I think the rain was more needed than the endless ads.

I think that is why I like raising plants. They don't lie to me, they never have an agenda, they serve a useful purpose, they put money in my pockets rather then take it out, and they are a lot better looking than politicians.

While the elections are fresh in our minds, we need to talk about electing the Plants of the Year for our region. We had a short discussion about this at the November meeting. Please email me your suggestions as to the plants you want to elect next year. The categories are Elepidote, Lepidote, Evergreen Azalea, and Deciduous Azalea.

I can't predict the weather, but always try to prepare for the worse. If you raise container plants,blocking them up next to each other provides a lot of protection on the ones on the interior. I have seen years where the outside row was killed, the second row stunted, and everything else was fine. Of course, if you don't have a few thousand, you might just move them into your garage!

Terry Henderson


ARS Annual Convention

 April 27-30th in Eureka, California

2016 Spring Rhododendron Show