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Volume 54, Number 3
Summer 2000

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R. niveum in Sikkem
R. niveum, the State Tree of Sikkim, Yakshay Lodge, North Sikkim.
Photo by Clive Justice


Journal American
Rhododendron Society

  Summer 2000
Vol. 54 No. 3


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
Growing Rhododendrons on Limestone Soils: Is it Really Possible?
      by Anthony J. McAleese and David
      W. H. Rankin
  Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden, Eugene, Reaches its 50th Anniversary
      by John M. Hammond and Gordon
      K. Wylie
In Search of Native Azaleas
      by Henry T. Skinner
  The Yellow Rhododendron occidentale
      by Britt Smith
Sikkim 2000 - The Ascent to Yamthung And the Search for Rhododendron wightii
      by Clive Justice
  Those Exciting Rhododendron Epidermal Appendages, Part IV: Subgenus Rhododendron
      by Arthur P. Dome
Seedling Portability for Maximum Growth
      by Dr. Mark Konrad
  Western Regional Conference: Cowichan 2000
      by Ruth Cook
What Are Those Spots?
      by Bill Steele
  Starter Kits To Entice New Members
      by Dr. Mark Konrad
New ARS Chapter in Sweden
      by Lynn Watts
  From the President
      by Lynn Watts
RSF Plans New Vireya Conservatory
      by Steve Hootman
  From the Executive Director
      by Dee Daneri
Gold Medal Award: Richard A. Jaynes   Silver Medal Award: Clint Smith
Gold Medal Award: Clive Justice   Silver Medal Award: Dave Dougan
Bronze Medal Awards   ARS Plant Registry
In Memoriam: Gert Forum Petersen
      by Carl Adam Lehmann
  Let's Talk Hybridizing: Hybridizing for Orange
      by Carl Adam Lehmann
In Memoriam: Molly McGuire Grothaus
      by Helen Mershon
  In Memoriam: J. 'Russ' Parsons
      by George Brubaker

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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
2001
GIFFORD ROBB - LAURA KENTALA - ALEXANDER FITZBURGH - DR. ROBERT MEANS  
2002
FRED MINCH - BARBARA L GINGRAS - DR. JOHN T. THORNTON - JOAN SCHIFF
2002
JOHN HAMMOND - MICHAEL ROBERT - ROLAND MAYNE - THOMAS SCHUETZ
WILLIAM MANGELS
 
Technical Reviewers
KENNETH N. E. COX, 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
Ken Gibson, 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
Frank Fujioka

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
Leo De Grijs
PENINSULA
Marlene Buffington
SHELTON
Sue & Rick Penney
TACOMA
Fred Whitney

DISTRICT 4 DISTRICT 5 DISTRICT 6

Michael Robert, District Director
Mike Bones, Alternate

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

Roland Mayne, District Director
Dr. Paul Anderson, Alternate

CALIFORNIA
Bruce Cobbledick
DE ANZA
Bee Brown
EUREKA
Nelda Palmer
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

Thomas Schuetz, District Director
Winfield Howe, Alternate

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

William Mangels, Ph.D., District Director
Donald Voss, 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
Ray Allison
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
Ralph Heller
GREAT RIVERS
J. Patrick Tatum
MIDWEST
Dr. Paul Christensen
OZARK
Keith G. Johansson

The Rhododendron Society Of Canada
Joan Schiff, District Director
Jack Looye, Alternate

RSC ATLANTIC
Sheila Stevenson
RSC NIAGARA
Robert Dickhout
RSC TORONTO
Joan Schiff

CHAPTERS AT LARGE  

John M. Hammond, Director
Frank Fujioka, Alternate

DANISH
Joergen Halse
DUTCH
Dr. L. Traas
J. D. HOOKER
Sri Keshab C. Pradham
SCOTTISH
Ian Douglas
SWEDISH
Anders Bjorklund
NON CHAPTER

 


Volume 54, Number 3
Summer 2000

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