Rhododendron Presented to King of Norway
Fig. 40. Left to right, Thomas Stand, Norwegian Counsul,
King Olav V, Jerry Rosso, Pres. Wash. State Nursersymen's
Assoc., Ed Hume, Radio Garden Authority, and Wash. Lt.
Gov. Cherberg, with plant of Halfdan Lem's 'Goldfort' X
(R. lacteum X 'May Swaythling'), named 'King Olav V'.
Photo Seattle Times.
The Seattle Chapter of A. R. S. cooperated with the Washington State Nurserymen's Association to present a rhododendron to His Majesty, King Olav V, at the time of his recent visit to Seattle. Actual presentation was made by Washington Lt. Governor John Cherberg, on behalf of "the people of the state". The plant, in full bloom, was a 6' specimen of 'Goldfort' X [R. lacteum X 'Mary Swaythling' (Fred Rose form)] grown by Halfdan Lem. It was named 'King Olav V' and immediately flown on to the King's garden by Scandinavian Airlines. The King was delighted as he is interested in gardening and has imported rhododendrons from this country.