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All NIRS activities suspended

Due to concerns surrounding the Covid-19 virus, all NIRS meetings (except for executive meetings), events and most activities are cancelled or postponed until further notice.  

NIRS Living Gallery of What’s Blooming…

Enjoy NIRS many talented photographers who have submitted pictures of plants in bloom (and other things of interest) in their gardens.  Living Gallery of what’s in bloom?

Expedition to Northern Vietnam 2017 – Steve Hootman

Rhododendron expert Steve Hootman shows images and discusses the amazing plants and sights seen on a two-week expedition to the mountains of North Vietnam. Included are a few species of Rhododendron completely new to science!

The video of Steve’s presentation has been posted on the MARS YouTube Channel to allow District 1 members to view Steve’s presentation.

A note from the Mount Arrowsmith Chapter: MARS uses a YouTube channel to allow for storage of these large video files. YouTube automatically suggests other video content as part of their playback process, and we cannot circumvent it. MARS has no control over the content suggestions YouTube displays during or after our videos, nor do we endorse their content in any way.  Click this link to view the video.

A Virtual Mother’s Day Show and Tour

Each year on Mother’s Day, the North island Rhododendron Society sponsors a tour of selected Comox Valley gardens. This year is no exception – and you don’t even have to leave your home to take the tour. Find a comfortable seat and enjoy this virtual garden tour –  courtesy of our club’s many talented photographers. Happy Mother’s Day 2020.

RHS Wisley from the sky, in lockdown

Pam Hayward of the RHS Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group sent us a link to a 3½ minute video on YouTube that you may enjoy.  It is well done and shows RHS – Wisley during Covid-19 times.   Click this link to view the video.

MARS – What’s Blooming

The Mount Arrowsmith Chapter of the ARS have a gallery of photographs submitted by their members.  The collection of pictures allows their members to enjoy each others’ gardens virtually during the COVID-19 crisis.  Click on  MARS Gallery of “What’s Blooming” to view.