JARS v60n2 - From the Executive Director

From the Executive Director
Laura Grant
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Laura Grant
Laura Grant, ARS Executive Director

Spring is here and with it the rhododendrons and azaleas are showing their glory around the Northern Hemisphere in the gardens and at the truss shows.
Many new gardeners are impressed by their beauty and are looking to buy that first plant. Our brochure Planting and Care Guide is a great tool in the hands of novices. Every chapter should have a good supply of these on hand.
Hot off the press is a brochure An Invitation to the Wonderful World of Rhododendrons and Azaleas. What an excellent tool for attracting new members to our great Society! In addition to these, we also have a good supply of a colorful 8-page brochure Fundamentals of Rhododendron and Azalea Culture. All of these are available to your chapters for the nominal cost of postage. Please contact our office with your orders.
Proven Performers at www.rhododendron.org are also good guides to plants that grow well in a given area.
Once again, new members get an 18-month bonus membership when they join our Society between April 1st and July 8th.