There is tremendous diversity within the genus Rhododendron. This workshop is an opportunity to explore the range of structure, size, and leaf forms that rhododendrons offer. The Pacific Northwest is a perfect environment to grow most of the species and hybrids that will enhance your garden. Come see a selection of unique, exotic, and new introductions. Mike will bring rhododendrons from his nursery for sale.
Mike Stewart is a rhododendron expert. Along with his wife Maria, he owns Dover Nursery which is known for its outstanding selection of rhododendrons, both species and hybrids. He has been honored with the Gold Medal from the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) – their highest award. He is also a popular speaker who shares his professional knowledge with the gardening public. Mike is very active with the ARS, having been a recent International ARS president. There are those who say that he never knows when to say “no” in the service of rhododendrons and so he is now the Vice President of the Rhododendron Species Foundation. Dover Nursery, in Sandy, Oregon, has one of the most exceptional collections of rhododendrons in the country with acres of perfectly planted and cared for shrubs. The nursery collections include the newest hybrids from hybridizers on both the East and West Coast along with one of the largest collections of commercially grown species anywhere. There is also a delightful display garden with many mature plants under a canopy of native fir trees with an outstanding view of Mount Hood in the background. This is a most extraordinary location for fabulous rhododendrons.
Sunday, May 25, 2014 1:00 PM
Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, Oregon
Free and open to the public.
Dress appropriately for the weather.
There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.
For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm