Hawaii Chapter American Rhododendron Society

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About Our Chapter
Coming Events
  • Next Meeting: July 20, 2014 Sunday
  • Time: 12:00
  • Where: Kea'au Community Center
  • Agenda: Speaker: Nick Sakovitch, "The Garden Guy" will speak on growing tropical fruit trees. If you have an unidentified bug or disease on your tree, place the bug and/or leaves in a sealed plastic bag and bring it to the meeting.
  • Directions: On the left at the end of the cul-de-sac behind the Police Dept. (across from the Post Office) on Old Volcano Rd. in Kea’au
  • Upcoming:
    • July 30th...set-up at the vireya display at orchid show Aug. 1, 2, & 3...
    • orchid show Aug. 3...
    • tear-down the vireya display at orchid show
    • *Aug. 16 — 3rd Saturday - Harry Messenheimer’s garden in Leilani Estates for meeting and tour.
    • Sept. 21...3rd Sunday.. Meeting at Kea’au Community/ Senior Center.
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From the Hawaii ARS Chapter

From the July 2015 Viva Vireya Newsletter

June Notes: What a fun day up in Volcano with Mitch Mitchell. The potluck was outstanding! The chapter supplied the BBQ chicken cooked by Richard and Ronnie. Mahalo guys. The chapter also purchased a yummy birthday cake that Sherla delivered. Mahalo again. Finally, mahalo to Pete Adams of White Cloud Nursery who supplied four potted plants for the auction including one pot containing upwards of 60 open pollinated seedlings! What a unique donation. Sherla Bertelmann and Richard Rhodes split the auction price and presented the pot to Mitch as a birthday present. I hope everyone had fun touring the garden with its vireya, ponds and new “teahouse”. The July meeting’s speaker is Nick Sakovich. He will be talking about growing Tropical fruit trees. If you have an unidentified insect or disease eating your plants, this would be a great time to bring a sample in a sealed clear plastic bag. Nick has consented to make some on the spot identifications for us after the program. We will be passing around the volunteer sheet for the Orchid Show coming up. Also, if anyone has an old musical instrument or music stand we can borrow that would be outstanding. On a more somber note, Dorothy Walker, one of our long time members, passed away. She will be missed.
Viva Vireya, Bill Miller

More Lists and Links!
Some Favorite Vireya Rhododendrons
Cephus - VOY 2013
R. zoelleri 'Decimus' Ivory Coast
Thirtieth of June The Star