Casa Blanca 1436 2nd Street, Eureka at 5: 00 pm call Nelda for your dinner reservations 707-443-8049

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American Rhododendron Society

Eureka Chapter

The Next meeting

Thursday, January 22 – 7:30 PM

First Baptist Church

422 Del Norte Street, Eureka, California

There will be a pre-meeting gathering for dinner and friendship at

Casa Blanca 1436 2nd Street, Eureka at 5:00 PM

Call Nelda for your dinner reservations 707-443-8049

Note from the Temporarily-Editor-in-Training, This month’s newsletter is a little spare! I received a call for help from my sister whose good humor is being strained. My parents have moved from the BIG house into a condo. It has fallen to my sister to be the major moving force, a force that has spent itself. So, I’m off to Bakersfield to try to finish the job and won’t be back until meeting week.

The next newsletter will be back to pictures of you and your friends, articles about the Bronze Awards given in October and December, membership profiles and more.

Dick “Red” Cavender January Speaker

The January 22nd meeting will highlight Dick “Red” Cavender from the Portland Oregon area. He will be speaking about our native azalea, Rhododendron occidentale. Red is also an avid grower of hardy orchids and will give advice on growing these beautiful plants as well. There will be some hardy orchids for sale!

Up Coming Programs

February 26th, 2004 – White Smith will be speaking about Rhododendron vireyas. White and his wife Lucy own and operate Bovee’s Nursery in Portland, Oregon. Members can go online to and see many of the beautiful vireya flowers that they sell. White and Lucy will bring some plants for sale.
March 25th, 2004 – Gordon Wylie from Eugene will be speaking about “Touring the Isle of Colleusee”, an incredible garden off the coast of Scotland. Gordon is past president of the ARS, and has been growing and hybridizing rhododendrons for a number of years. His programs are very entertaining. There will be a preview plant sale for “Members Only” of the plants to be sold at our upcoming show. Great deals!
April 22nd, 2004 – “Where Garden Geeks Meet” Dee Daneri will be speaking about heathers in the Azores, along with some other gardens that she visited on her travels, some with rhododendrons, too. We will also have a ‘mini-workshop’ on rhododendron care and truss preparation for the annual flower show.

April 24th and 25th Annual Flower Show and Plant Sale

May 9th, 2004 – Garden Tour 2004 with many beautiful gardens. The tour will start at 9am and go until 5pm. There will be a potluck in the last garden, weather permitting.
June 24th, 2004 – Potluck at 6:30 with a plant sale. Bring slides of your favorite gardens or flowers.

Eureka Chapter is published monthly except during July and August.

Submissions from members are encouraged and should be mailed to

June Walsh, Bulletin Editor, 2050 Irving Drive, Eureka, CA 95503-7022.

Membership information and applications are available from June Walsh.

Eureka Chapter is a member of the Humboldt Botanical Gardens

Foundation, Eureka, Calif., and The Rhododendron Species Foundation,

Federal Way, Wash.

Eureka Chapter is a chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.

Eureka Chapter/American Rhododendron Society

2050 Irving Drive

Eureka, CA 95503-7022

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