QBARS - v25n2 American Rhododendron Society Annual Meeting Program

Annual Meeting-American Rhododendron Society
May 13-15,1971
Benjamin Franklin Hotel
Chestnut Street at Ninth, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, May 13

5:00-8:30 p.m.

Independence Room-Mezzanine Gallery
Directors' Dinner and Meeting 6:00 p.m.
William Penn Room-Second Floor
Friday, May 14
Registration 8:30 a.m.
Independence Room-Mezzanine Gallery
Educational Sessions 9:00 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom
Welcome to Philadelphia 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Emerson Reed, President, Philadelphia Chapter
"Exbury Azaleas - From Seed, Cuttings and Stools" 9:15-9:45 a.m.
Lawrence L. Carville, Rhode Island Nurseries,
Newport, Rhode Island
"Breeding Ornamental Kalmias-An Old Standby Shows its Colors" 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Dr. Richard Jaynes, Associate Geneticist

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

New Haven, Connecticut
Break 10:15-10:30 a.m.
"The Effect of Microclimates in Plant Hardiness and Growth" 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Alfred Fordham, Propagator, Arnold Arboretum
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
"Environmental Factors in Rhododendron Growth and Flowering" 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Dr. Charles Hess, Director,
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station,
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

"Rhododendrons and Some Other Ericaceae in Northern New England"

11:30-12:00 noon
Dr. Radcliffe Pike, Lubec, Maine
Lunch   A list of hotel facilities and nearby restaurants will
be available.
12:00-1:30 p.m.
"Landscape Uses for Rhododendrons" 1:30-2:00 p.m.
John S. Kistler, Landscape Architect, West Chester, Penna.
"Companion Plants for Rhododendrons" 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Gertrude Wister, Swarthmore, Penna.
Break 2:30-2:45 p.m.
"Species for Eastern Gardens" 2:45-3:15 p.m.
P. H. Brydon, National Editor, Salem, Oregon
"Hybridization in the Genus Rhododendron, with Particular Reference 3:15-3:45 p.m.
to the Inheritance of Albino Flowers in R. dauricum "
Dr. Gustav A. L. Mehlquist, Professor of Plant Breeding
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
Break 3:45-4:00 p.m.
Business Meeting, American, Rhododendron Society 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Dr. Carl Phetteplace, President, Presiding
Pre-Dinner Reception-Cash Bar 6:15-7:00 p.m.
Betsy Ross Suite-Mezzanine
Annual Banquet-Crystal Ballroom 7:00 p.m.
President's Report-Dr. Carl Phetteplace
Honors Awards
Saturday, May 15
Bus Tours 8:45-4:00 p.m.
Box Lunches will be provided
TOUR 1: Arrington Garden and Nursery, Huntington Valley;
Indian Run Nursery, Robbinsville, New Jersey;
Princeton Chapter Display and Test Garden, Hun School;

Princeton Chapter Cut Truss Show, Princeton, New Jersey

TOUR 2: Dr. Frank West's Garden, Narbeth
Wister's Garden, Swarthmore
Tyler Arboretum plantings at Lima, Penna.
TOUR 3: Henny and Ballard Gardens, Chestnut Hill

Martin Collection, Three Tuns

Charles Herbert garden, Valley Forge
Return to Hotel through Valley Forge Park
Informal Reception 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Courtesy, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for meeting
registrants remaining in Philadelphia Saturday night.
Reception held at Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Headquarters-325 Walnut Street
No dinner is planned but excellent restaurants are available
near Hotel and Horticultural Society Headquarters.