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ARS Eugene Chapter 
February Meeting

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Tibetan Odyssey:
Plant Hunting on the Roof of the World

with Bob Zimmerman

Campbell Community Center
155 High Street in Eugene, Oregon

 6:30 p.m. - Coffee, Cookies, Conversation

7:00 - Program

Bob Zimmerman, owner of Chimacum Woods Nursery on the Olympic Peninsula, will base his program on a trip that he made with plant explorer, Ken Cox, to southeast Tibet that established Rhododendron lanatoides as a true species. The presentation will include elements of botany, culture, politics, and spirit and will be of interest to non-rhodoholics as well. Since the trip was made in the spring, many plants - rhododendrons and companion plants - were in bloom so the photos will be of interest to many.

    Bob has also made plant exploration trips to China, Japan, Switzerland, and the east coast of the U.S. His nursery specializes in species rhododendrons and is dedicated to preserving the wild gene pool of the genus and distributing these plants to the general gardening public.

The public is invited to this program at no charge.

Welcome to our chapter website.

Here you will find information about our chapter as well as information about the genus Rhododendron and links to other interesting websites.
 Program Calendar
• Officers & Board of Directors
• Membership Information
• Chapter History
• Newsletter
• Flower Shows
• Nurseries & Gardens
• Recommended Rhododendrons
• Rhododendron Growing Hints
• Links to gardening websites
• Chapter events & activities
• Items of Special Interest
Nolan Blansit Hybrid Database
• . . . and much more
Note:   the Eugene Chapter has a new postal address to be used for correspondence. It is:

Eugene Chapter
American Rhododendron Society
P.O. Box 7704
Springfield, OR 97475
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