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Rhododendrons Love the Comox Valley

The North Island chapter of the American Rhododendron Society is based in the beautiful Comox Valley.  Serving the surrounding communities of northern Vancouver Island,  this ARS chapter is a welcoming place to enjoy rhododendrons and azaleas.  Our regular meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month (except May thru August) at the United Church in Comox – 250 Beach Drive. Doors open at 7 PM with meetings beginning at 7:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.

Our next meeting will be held at the Comox United Church on Tuesday, October 10th when Al Morton of Comox will teach us “All About Mason Bees.”

A reminder that our guest speakers give their presentations for the first hour at the beginning of the evening, with the business meeting following a 15 minute social break. So be sure to arrive before the 7:30 PM start.

 

Rhododendron of the Month:

‘Golden Gate’

Although the hybridizer of rhododendron ‘Golden Gate’ is unknown, it is one of the nicest compact plants available. With glossy, deep green leaves this plant grows a compact 3 feet in 10 years. It blooms in late midseason with funnel-shaped, reddish-pink with orange rose edges and pale orange throats. Golden Gate is cold hardy to 0°F (-18°C). A delightful addition to any garden.