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Volume 23, Number 1
January 1969

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Species Foundation Notes

Sorting Species at Rhododendeon Species Foundation RSF Plants Arranged for Planting
    Fig. 5. Dr. Milton Walker (right) with Jim Gossler
               and Curt Huey sorting out some of the
               species plants just arrived at the Foundation
               Garden from the University of B. C.
               Photo by Carl Phetteplace, M.D.
       Fig. 6.  Species plants being arranged for planting
                   at the Foundation Garden.
                   Photo by Carl Phetteplace, M.D.
  
RSF Planting Crew
      Fig. 7.  "Planting crew" taking stock of the
                  situation at the Foundation Garden.
                  Photo by Cecil Smith
     
RSF Plants from English Gardens Planting Bed Area
       Fig. 8.  Selected superior forms of
       species collected as cuttings from
       English gardens are now set in a
       holding bed to become established in
       the Foundation Garden.
       Photo by Cecil Smith
       Fig. 9.  Planting bed area, under lath,
       where the species plants rooted at the 
       University of British Columbia are
       being first established in their new
       home.
       Photo by Cecil Smith
  
Cold Frame at RSF
       Fig. 10.  One of the outside "cold frames" at the Species
       Foundation Garden near Eugene, Oregon.  Ed Siegmund,
       Treasurer of the Foundation, (right) is supervising the
       planting of a number of species plants of the Lapponicum
       Series.
       Photo by Cecil Smith

        Early in October, Dr. Milton Walker and Mr. Ed Siegmund, accompanied by two interested men from the Eugene Parks Department, drove to the University of British Columbia to pick up some of the plants which have been propagated there. They came back with a truckload consisting of about 800 plants representing close to 200 different species. On the way back they came through Puyallup and picked up 20 or 30 species plants from Mr. Species Foundation Notes early in October, Dr. Milton Walker and Mr. Ed Siegmund, accompanied by two interested men from the Eugene Parks Department, drove to the University of British Columbia to pick up some of the plants which have been propagated there. They came back with a truckload consisting of about 800 plants representing close to 200 different species. On the way back they came through Puyallup and picked up 20 or 30 species plants from Mr. Fred Robbins' collection.
        At this writing a list of the plants is not available but we hope to have it in the next issue of the Bulletin. The officers and directors of the Species Foundation feel that an inventory of the plants being established in the Rhododendron Species Foundation Garden will be of interest to all members of the Society. Each of these species plants was selected for a special reason. First it had to be a true species plant in so far as it is possible to determine, and it also had to be a form with superior quality for the species concerned. We will endeavor to present as much information as might be useful about the various clones.
        Where shares of stock have been turned over to the Species Foundation the Treasurer has obtained the days market value and sent a receipt for that amount of gift, for tax purposes.


Volume 23, Number 1
January 1969

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