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 our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in the garden of Ann Chevrier, 417 King Road in Comox. The meeting will begin at the usual time of 7:30 PM, but for those members who wish to have a short tour of Ann’s lovely garden before the meeting you can arrive around 6:30 PM.
Be sure to bring a lawn chair, unless you wish to stand for the meeting.
Rhododendron of the Month:
‘Cunningham’s Blush’ is a dense, slow growing (6 ft. in 10 years) evergreen shrub with a mounded, compact habit. It is a highly valued ornamental with large trusses of showy blush pink funnel-shaped flowers a beautiful contrast to the long glossy dark green leaves. Cold hardy to -10°F (-23°C) it is a dependable bloomer. Cunningham’s Blush prefers some shade and a highly organic acidic soil that is evenly moist, but well drained. It gradually forms a medium to tall upright shrub. Hybridized by Cunningham in 1850.