QBARS - v14n3 International Rhododendron Conference Tentative Program

International Rhododendron Conference Tentative Program
Portland, Oregon, 1961, Multnomah Hotel

Thurs. May 11
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration, at the Multnomah
2 p.m. Courtesy Session, open to the public
(Following this afternoon session the meetings will be open only to invited guests and those who have registered for the Conference.)
Opening of Conference; announcements
"Rhododendron and Azalea Varieties for the West Coast"
P. H. Brydon, Director, Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco.
Question period
"Dwarf Rhododendrons in the Northwest"
Wales Wood, Director, A.R.S., St. Helens, Ore.
7 p.m. Informal Dinner
8:30 p.m. "Welcome to Oregon"
Hon. Mark Hatfield, Governor of the State of Oregon
"Welcome to Portland"
Terry Schrunk, Mayor of the City of Portland
"Rhododendrons at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and Benmore"
Dr. H. R. Fletcher, Regius Keeper, Royal Botanic Garden. Edinburgh
Fri. May 12
8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Announcements
9:30 a.m. "Rhododendron and Azalea Trials at Wisley"
Dr. F. P. Knight, Director, R. H. S. Gardens
10:15 a.m. "The Dexter Hybrids Today"
Dr. J. C. Wister, Director, Arthur Hoyt Scott Foundation, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.
11-11:10 a.m. Break
11:15-11:45 a.m. "Rhododendron Diseases in the Pacific Northwest"
Dr. C. J. Gould and Dr. M. Eglitis, Western Washington Experiment Station, Puyallup, Wash.
12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. "Rhododendrons at Leonardslee; The Loderi Hybrids" Sir Giles Loder, Leonardslee, Horsham, Sussex, official delegate of the Royal Horticultural Society to the Conference.
2-2:45 p.m. "Rhododendron and Azalea Hybrids in Holland" H. J. Grootendorst, Boskoop
3-5 p.m. SYMPOSIUM
"Rhododendrons for Colder Climates"
Dietrich Hobbie, Linswege, Oldenburg
David Leach, Brookville, Pa.
Guy Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. "Classification of the Native American Azaleas"
Dr. H. T. Skinner, Director, The National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.
Sat. May 13
>9:15 a.m.-10 a.m. "The Maddenii Series on the Pacific Coast"


Dr. P. J. Bowman, Ft. Bragg, and R. L. Hudson, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Cal
10:15-12 noon SYMPOSIUM
"Breeding Developments in the U.S."
Dr. Clement G. Bowers, Maine, New York
Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore.
A. M. Shammarello, Euclid, Ohio
12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch
2-5 p.m. Tours of Test Garden and Portland Chapter Show
6:30 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Annual business meeting of the American Rhododendron Society
"Rhododendrons and Azaleas in New Zealand"
Dr. J. S. Yeates, Massey Agricultural College, Palmerston, New Zealand.
Sun. May 14
Tour of areas in Portland where rhododendron and azaleas are featured with stops at certain gardens.