Rhododendron Roundtable Group

Roundtable Group "Potluck" Meeting
Picture by S & J Perkins
Baked Alaska at Roundtable Potluck Meeting

The Massachusetts Chapter's Roundtable Group, formerly the Propagators Group, discusses the 'hands on' aspects of  growing rhododendrons.

Discussions at meetings include 'how to' information on

  • protecting rhododendrons during the winter.
  • watering rhododendrons in the garden.
  • planting of rhododendron seed.
  • caring for rhododendron seedlings.
  • selecting rhododendrons and companion plants for the landscape. See the 'Proven Performers' List.
  • propagating by cuttings.
  • labeling of rhododendrons in the garden and green house.
  • best dwarf rhododendrons for the rock garden. See the Tour of Dwarf Rhododendrons.
  • recording of a collection of rhododendrons.
  • hybridizing rhododendrons. See the Blue Lepidote Project.
  • selecting rhododendron based on foliage characteristics. See the 'Tour of Rhododendron Foliage'.

The Roundtable Group also tours rhododendron gardens of special interest to members.

Productive members often bring seedlings and rooted cuttings to meetings.  Rare and wild collected seeds have also been distributed through the group meetings.

The meetings are usually held in the Little Red School House at the Case Estates in Weston, Massachusetts or in member's homes.

For more information contact the Roundtable Group Chairperson

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