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Volume 27, Number 3
July 1973

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The American Rhododendron Society
Gold Medal Awards and Citations - 1973


To Anthony M. Shammarello of South Euclid, Ohio

Anthony Shammarello Gold Medal Award
  FIG.31. A.R.S. President Robert
  Ticknor presenting citation and
  Gold Medal to Anthony
  Shammarello at annual meeting in
  Pittsburgh
  Photo by John Lisle
  

        In acknowledgement of his contributions to the beauty and diversity of gardens in cold climates, and in appreciation for his admirable career as a landscape designer and nurseryman at an extraordinary level of excellence.
        The rhododendron hybrids he has produced are the first new introductions in a century to gain wide currency throughout the northeastern United States. They have extended the flowering season and by their example have created a trend toward the breeding of the compact cultivars needed for contemporary landscaping.
        His support of the American Rhododendron Society and its Great Lakes Chapter has been both constant and valuable for many years. His interest in, and his generosity to the Chapter's test and display gardens at the Secrest Arboretum have enhanced their success.
        As a widely recognized, dedicated plantsman and creative force, as an unselfish and constructive influence in American horticulture, he deserves the gratitude and public tribute of all members of this Society.
        The American Rhododendron Society takes pride in presenting its highest honor to Anthony M. Shammarello, member of the Great Lakes Chapter. By unanimous action of the Board of Directors of the American Rhododendron Society - 26 May 1973.


To Thomas F. Wheeldon, M.D. of Richmond, Virginia

Dr. Thomas Wheeldon Gold Medal Honoree
  FIG. 32. Dr. Thomas Wheeldon
  receives his citation and Gold
  Medal from President Ticknor.
  

        In grateful acknowledgement of his outstanding contributions to horticulture, more especially in the propagation, cultivation and development of interest in azaleas and rhododendrons; For his service to the American Rhododendron Society as a member of the Middle Atlantic Chapter, which he served as President from 1956 to 1966:
        For organizing and serving as general chairman of the first annual meeting of the Society to be held on the east coast at Winterthur, Delaware in 1962, which started the pattern of alternating the meeting between east and west;
        For freely and generously opening for public visits his eight-acre garden, "Gladsgay", and for the extensive propagating program which has made possible the widespread sharing of the over 2000 varieties of azaleas and over 300 kinds of rhododendrons with others of less advanced collecting and growing experience;
        The American Rhododendron Society takes pride in presenting its highest honor to Thomas F. Wheeldon, M.D., member of the Middle Atlantic Chapter. By unanimous action of the Board of Directors of the American Rhododendron Society-26 May 1973.



Volume 27, Number 3
July 1973

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