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The American Rhododendron Society Welcomes You __ "The American Rhododendron Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in and to disseminate information about the genus Rhododendron. Members' experience ranges from novice to expert. Society activities include public education, flower shows, seed exchanges, scientific studies, and communication through publications and local and national meetings. ARS chapters are located throughout the United States and Canada and in Denmark, Holland, Scotland, Sweden and Sikkim." Learn more about them here. - illustrated - From rhododendron.org - http://www.rhododendron.org/index.htm

Australian Rhododendron Society__ "The Australian Rhododendron Society was formed in Victoria in 1960, on the initiative of a number of members of the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society having a particular interest in the rhododendron genus, with the objectives of: "encouraging interest in and disseminating information and knowledge about the genus Rhododendron, and to provide a medium by which all persons interested in the genus may communicate and co-operate with others of similar interest." - illustrated - From Australian Rhododendron Society Inc. - http://www.ausrhodo.asn.au/



Bruce Zimmerman | Growing Rhododendrons __ "While roses are considered by many gardeners to be the Queen of the garden, Rhododendrons are said to be the king. Their large trusses of flowers can be of almost any colour of the rainbow and will bloom sometime between April and June in southern Ontario." Hardy varieties, cultivation tips and more. - illustrated - From brucezimmerman.com - http://www.brucezimmerman.com/ARTICLES/RHODODENDRONS.htm 


Description, Rhododendron -- Vet Med Library __ Did you know that rhododendrons are poisonous to animals? The Veterinary Medicine Library at the University of Illinois has posted information which parts of the plant are toxic, the symptoms of poisoning, and how the poison effects the body. - From University of Illinois - http://www.library.uiuc.edu/vex/toxic/rhodo/rhodo0.htm 

Early Flowering Rhododendrons __ "In the Pacific Northwest one of the most popular garden shrubs is the rhododendron. One of the greatest advantages of this shrub is that it is evergreen and many varieties flower at varying times of the year. In fact, by proper selection of varieties it's possible to have continual flowering for up to six months or more. In this article we’ll discuss a few of the early flowering varieties." - illustrated - From humeseeds.com - http://www.humeseeds.com/rhody.htm



Growing Azaleas and Rhododendrons __ "Azaleas and rhododendrons are shrubs for all seasons. In winter some stand out with large evergreen leaves. In spring the flowers are showy; throughout the summer and fall the leaves add a pleasing, deep green color to the garden. Some deciduous azaleas add bright fall color before the leaves drop. The spectacular spring flowers of azaleas and rhododendrons make them among the most popular garden shrubs." - illustrated - From University of Missouri - http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/hort/g06825.htm

Growing Rhododendrons & Azaleas __ "Growing rhododendrons is not difficult; if there is one suggestion I might make to the local nursery industry, however, it's that they attach a bold tag to ..." Find out what the tag should say. Good information from an interesting personal point of view. - From renegadegardener.com - http://www.renegadegardener.com/content/40rhodies.htm

Growing Rhododendrons and Azaleas in Ohio, HYG–1078–01 __ "The elegance and beauty of azaleas and rhododendrons in bloom at the nursery have caused many an unsuspecting gardener to purchase these plants on impulse without knowledge of their cultural requirements. These plants are often planted in heavy Ohio clay soil, and the gardener is puzzled as the plants languish, dying branch by branch until they are only a shadow of their former beauty." Learn how to do it right, my fellow Buckeyes. May help some Hoosiers and Wolverines too. - From osu.edu - http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1078.html 


Helge's Rhododendron page __ "A selection of 39 plants are shown, mainly close-ups of trusses, and in some cases the whole plant." - illustrated - From Unknown - http://home.online.no/~hgrimsla/rhodo/indexeng.htm 

Henning's Rhododendron & Azaleas Pages __ You will find description of various types of rhododendron and learn how to grow them, plus much more. A lot of click-to-read articles and other resources. - illustrated - From Unknown - http://home.earthlink.net/~rhodyman/rhody.html

How to grow Azaleas __ "Getting started growing Azaleas. Azalea can be grown successfully only by catering to their taste for a humusy soil. Each year thousands of gardeners try to ..." Find out what those gardeners do - - then don't do it. Tips for growing many other things too. - From organicgardentips.com - http://www.organicgardentips.com/how_to_grow_azaleas.html

How to Grow Rhododendrons from Seed __ "Growing rhododendrons and azaleas from seed is not difficult if one remains conscious of their physical needs, e.g., light, warmth, fertilizer and moisture. As long as these are provided at the proper time and in the right amount, many methods have been successful." Good information. - From American Rhododendron Society - http://www.rhododendron.org/v48n1p10.htm 
Rhododendron Care -- Growing Rhododendrons __ Basic rhododendron growing information, planting, pruning and problems. - From demesne.info - http://www.demesne.info/Garden-Help/Flowers/Rhodies.htm

Rhododendron Growing Information __ "Although rhododendrons will not tolerate stagnant soil moisture, they are shallow rooted and the roots may dry out during the summer even though deeper rooted plants show no signs of drought stress. Therefore, rhododendrons should be well watered during the summer, especially the first year after planting when the roots have not yet gotten out of the original root ball and into the surrounding soil." This website is jam-packed with information such as this and much more. - illustrated - From The American Rhododendron Society - http://www.rhododendron.org/subsequentcare.htm



The Rhododendron Society of Canada, Niagara Region __ The Rhododendron Society of Canada, Niagara Region, addresses the needs of those who have an interest in growing rhododendrons and azaleas as a hobby. - illustrated - From rhodoniagara.org - http://www.rhodoniagara.org/  

Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden __ "Just south of Seattle, Washington is the Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden, a non-profit organization and home to one of the largest rhododendron collections in the world. Over 10,000 rhododendrons grow in a beautiful 22 acre woodland of tall native conifers. The flowering season in western Washington begins in early January and continues through late July with the majority of species in bloom from March to May." You will find species specific information, plant edentification and growing tips. - illustrated - From rhodygarden.org - http://www.rhodygarden.org/page/page/1083572.htm

Scottish Rhododendron Society  __ "The Scottish Rhododendron Society is a chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. We have over 250 members most living in the United Kingdom, but some in other European countries, and others are as far afield as Iceland, the USA and Australia." News, reviews and some growing tips. - illustrated - From scottishrhodos.co.uk - http://www.scottishrhodos.co.uk/



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