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Volume 54, Number 1
Winter 2000

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Journal American
Rhododendron Society

Winter 2000
Vol. 54 No. 1


PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE
AMERICAN RHODODENDRON SOCIETY

  
Published quarterly by the AMERICAN RHODODENDRON SOCIETY, 11 Pinecrest Drive, Fortuna, CA 95540. Membership subscription to the American Rhododendron Society $28 a year. The Journal American Rhododendron Society is included as a benefit of membership. Copyright 2000 by the American Rhododendron Society. Permission to reprint any portion of this volume must be granted in writing by the Society.

Issue Contents
The Antipodal Lure of New Zealand Gardens
      by Joe Ronsley
  Rhododendron? Azalea? Why and Where Have All the Azaleas Gone?
      by Henry (Hank) R. Helm
Linnaeus and the Rhododendron Names
      by Per M. Jørgensen
  The Hardy Ghent Azaleas
      by Albert De Raedt
Down the Trivia Trail with 'Sir Charles Lemon'
      by Clive Justice
  Rhododendron Diversity: The Challenges of New England
      by Dick Brooks
Tips for Beginners: Pruning of Rhododendrons and Azaleas
      by Ted Irving
  Let's Talk Hybridizing: Incest Among Plants
      by Pat Halligan
Those Exciting Rhododendron Epidermal Appendages
      by Arthur P. Dome
  Companion Plants for an Oklahoma Garden
      by Leonard O. Miller
A New Approach to Seedling Culture
      by Dr. Mark Konrad
  From the President
      by Lynn Watts
Lazy Propagation
      by L. Clarence Towe
From the Executive Director
      by Dee Daneri
Commentary: In Praise of Conventions
      by Donald W. Paden
  From the Treasurer
      by Timothy P. Walsh
'Rhododendrons Down Under'
      by Barry Stagoll
  Eastern Regional Conference
      by Doug Jolley
Bronze Medal Awards   ARS Plant Registry
CD ROM of Hybrid Rhododendrons
      by Homer Salley
  ARS Research Grants Awarded in 1999
      by Dr. Benjamin Hall
    In Memoriam: John Wesley Neill
      by Clive Justice

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OFFICERS
President Eastern Vice President Western Vice President
LYNN WATTS H. EDWARD REILEY MIKE STEWART
Past President Treasurer Executive Director
H.C. "BUD" GEHNRICH TIM WALSH DEANNA DANERI
Secretary   Editor
JEAN BEAUDRY   SONJA NELSON
  
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2000
MICHAEL ROBERT - JERRY FICKES, - SANDRA MCDONALD, Ph.D. - WILBURN SMITH, JR.
NORMAN TODD
2001
GIFFORD ROBB - LAURA KENTALA - ALEXANDER FITZBURGH - DR. ROBERT MEANS  
2002
FRED MINCH - BARBARA L GINGRAS - DR. JOHN T. THORNTON - JOAN SCHIFF
 
Technical Reviewers
KENNETH N. E. COX, FRANK L. DOLESHY, HAROLD E. GREER,
AUGUST KEHR, Ph.D., G. DAVID LEWIS, Ph.D.,
REGISTRAR JAY MURRAY, HERBERT A. SPADY, M.D., ROBERT TICKNOR, Ph.D.,
TED VAN VEEN, MARK WIDRLECHNER, Ph.D.
  
ARS HOME PAGE: http://www.rhododendron.org
  
DISTRICTS REPRESENTED BY DIRECTORS
WITH CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
DISTRICT 1 DISTRICT 2 DISTRICT 3

Gifford Robb, District Director
vacant, Alternate

COWICHAN VALLEY
Janet Gardner
FRASER SOUTH
David Sellars
FRASER VALLEY
Nancy Gray
MT. ARROWSMITH
Glen Jamieson
NANAIMO
Ward Porter
NORTH ISLAND
Harry Wright
PEACE ARCH
Jeanie Robb
VANCOUVER
Joseph Ronsley
VICTORIA
Betty Kennedy

Laura Kentala, District Director
Bill Stipe, Alternate

CASCADE
Don Smart
KOMO KULSHAN
Alan Yoder
PILCHUCK CHAPTER
Jerry Rock
SEATTLE CHAPTER
Diane Thompson
WHIDBEY ISLAND
Jack Lounsberry

Fred Minch, District Director
Henry R. "Hank" Helm, Alternate

GRAYS HARBOR
Audrey Holmeide
JUAN DE FUCA
Elaine Sandison
KITSAP
Phyllis Zimmermann
LEWIS COUNTY
Marie Betts
OLYMPIA
Ramona Schultz
OLYMPIC PENINSULA
Dick Savold
PENINSULA
Marlene Buffington
SHELTON
Joanne Campbell
TACOMA
Fred Whitney

DISTRICT 4 DISTRICT 5 DISTRICT 6

Michael Robert, District Director
Mike Bones, Alternate

CORVALLIS
Ali Sarlak
EUGENE
Michael Robert
PORTLAND
Dick Cavender
SIUSLAW
Mike Bones
SOUTHWESTERN OREGON
Tom E. Drake
TUALATIN VALLEY
Paul Brown
WILLAMETTE
Ann Gross

Jerry L. Fickes, District Director
Eleanor Philp, Alternate

CALIFORNIA
Bruce Cobbledick
DE ANZA
Bee Brown
EUREKA
Frank Bickner
HAWAII
R.A. "Mitch" Mitchell
MONTEREY BAY
Lindy Martin
NOYO
Barbara D'Arezzo
SO. CALIFORNIA
Bill Paylen

Barbara L. Gingras, District Director
Judith Denberg, Alternate

CAPE COD
Richard Houghton
CONNECTICUT
Corbin Sweeney
MAINE
Bradley Ronco
MASSACHUSETTS
Ian Donovan

DISTRICT 7 DISTRICT 8 DISTRICT 9

Dr. Alexander R. Fitzburgh, District Director
Werner Brack, Alternate

NEW YORK
Charles Rasweiler
PRINCETON
Hank Schannen
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
Alan Hendrickson
TAPPAN ZEE
Alexander Fitzburgh

Wilburn S. Smith, Jr., District Director
Robert M. Wilkinson, Jr., Alternate

GREATER PHILADELPHIA
Cathy Keim
LEHIGH VALLEY
Tom Ahern
PINE BARRENS
Kevin Rooney
SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY
Joe F. Minahan
VALLEY FORGE
Robert Stamper

Sandra McDonald, Ph.D., District Director
William A. Mangels, Alternate

MASON DIXON
Ann Mangels
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
Alton Hall
POTOMAC VALLEY
Donald W. Hyatt

DISTRICT 10 DISTRICT 11 DISTRICT 12

Richard F. Clapp, District Director
Robert Means, Alternate

AZALEA
Jim Pruckler
BIRMINGHAM
George Book
CHATTAHOOCHEE
Mrs. C. E. Robinson
PIEDMONT
T.L. Mellichamp
SOUTHEASTERN
Patricia Philips
TENNESSEE VALLEY
Burton Johnston
WILLIAM BARTRAM
Glenn O'Sheal

John T. Thornton, District Director
John Heinze, Alternate

ANN ARBOR
Bruce Bradley
GREAT LAKES
Chris Trautmann
GREAT RIVERS
J. Patrick Tatum
MIDWEST
Paul Christensen
OZARK
Keith G. Johansson

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Joan Schiff, District Director
Jack Looye, Alternate

RSC ATLANTIC
Sheila Stevenson
RSC NIAGARA
Lillie Haworth
RSC TORONTO
Joan Schiff

CHAPTERS AT LARGE  

Norman Todd, Director
John M. Hammond, Alternate

DANISH
Joergen Halse
DUTCH
Dr. L. Traas
J. D. HOOKER
Sri Keshab C. Pradham
SCOTTISH
Mervyn Kessell
NON CHAPTER

 


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Winter 2000

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