QBARS - v34n2 1980 Annual Meeting Schedule

1980 Annual Meeting Schedule - May 29 to June 1, 1980
Dunfey's Hyannis Hotel, Hyannis, Massachusetts

Heritage Plantation
Heritage Plantation
Photo by Jack Lane
Heritage Plantation
Heritage Plantation
Thursday May 29:
12:00 N-6:00 PM Plant Sale open
1:00 PM-7:00 PM Registration
2:00 PM Meeting of National Board of Directors
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM-8:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Program:
"Discovering Dexter", John Cowles
"Heritage Plantation", Heman Howard
Friday May 30:
7:30 AM-9:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM-11AM Tour: Heritage Plantation (the Dexter estate) in Sandwich
11:45 AM-1:00 PM Luncheon
12:00 N-6:00 PM Registration
1:00 PM-4:00 PM Program:
"New Introductions for the Northeast", Edmund V. Mezitt
"Microclimate: the Key to Success"', Neil Jorgensen
"Twenty Years of Hybridizing Rhododendrons", Gustav A. L. Mehlquist
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Tour: Cape Cod National Seashore and Provincetown
1:00 PM-6:00 PM Plant Sale open
2:00 PM-6:30 PM Flower Show open
4:00 PM-5:30 PM Panel Discussion:  "Proposed Changes in Show Classification"
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Social Hour with speakers
7:00 PM-9:00 PM Clambake
9:00 PM Program:  "The Genus Rhododendron: Contributions of the Arnold Arboretum", Peter S. Ashton
Saturday May 31:
7:30 AM-9:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM-11:30 AM Tour: Allen /Schumacher Garden, Sandwich; Pilkington Garden, Monument Beach
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Tour: Historic Plymouth
10:00 AM-3:00 PM Flower Show open
10:00 AM-4:00 PM Plant Sale open
11:45 AM-1:00 PM Luncheon
1:00 PM-4:00 PM Program:
"Rhododendrons in Context: a View of Their Companion Plants in the Wild and in
Horticulture", Kristen Fendersen
"Color, Texture and Form: Rhododendrons in the Massachusetts Landscape", Joseph
"Rhododendrons and the New England Calendar", H. Lincoln Foster
4:30 PM-7:00 PM Cocktail Reception at Heritage Plantation
7:30 PM-9:00 PM Annual Banquet
9:00 PM President's Address
Sunday June 1:
8:45 AM-5:30 PM Tour: Barnard's Inn Farm (Polly Hill's garden) on Martha's Vineyard
9:00 AM-12:00 N Breeders Roundtable: Breeding Rhododendrons for Commercial Success
"Evaluating Rhododendrons for Marketable Varieties", Newton Edwards
"New Introductions by the Wholesale Grower", Leonard Savella
"Potential of R. yakushimanum in Breeding Commercial Hybrids", Gustav Mehiquist
"Breeding Azaleodendrons", Robert Ticknor
"Detecting Unseen Faults in Rhododendron Hybrids Prior to Commercial
Introduction", David Leach
"The Marriage of the Highbrow and the Lowbrow: a Possible Source for
New Hardy Rhododendron Hybrids", Dick Murcott
"Considering Pathogens and Mycorrhizae in Selecting and Producing New Hybrids
for Commercial Growers", Larry Englander
"Rhododendron Growers and New Introductions", George Ring
9:00 AM-12:00 N Plant Sale open

Note two items which have been added to the agenda since the winter issue of the Quarterly Bulletin: (1) the Sunday tour of Barnard's Inn Farm, Polly Hill's garden and arboretum on the island of Martha's Vineyard - we will travel by ferry from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard and spend the day exploring Polly's extensive collections of rhododendron species and hybrids, as well as other Ericaceae, dogwoods, magnolias and conifers, and (2) a panel discussion on judging and proposed changes in show classification, Friday afternoon following the speaker session.
For information on the convention, write the Registrar: Mrs. Fred MacDonald, Hanson, Massachusetts