Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society
Our Monthly Meetings are held at 7:30 pm at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Guests are most welcome to attend.
Next Meeting – Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:30pm.
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Our speaker at the October 8, 2014 meeting will beKen & Madeline Webb. Their topic will be ”Propagation“.
For a number of years, the Webbs have put roots on 1000+ cuttings each year and have
distributed them to the rhododendron societies in District One, asking only a small donation to the Victoria Rhododendron Society.
Ken will describe the propagator that he uses at his home. He will demonstrate
methods by which members can successfully root rhododendrons at home and with little
equipment. Ken and Madeleine will have lots of information on when to take cuttings and
where to find the cuttings on the plants that have the best chance of success.
Ken and Madeline are well known rhodoholics hosting propagation workshops. They are
very involved in the upcoming 2015 conference in Sidney BC, with Ken handling
the bus tours both during and after the conference.
Ken is currently the District One representative to the ARS and travels to
most of the ARS conferences. Ken and Madeline will accept cuttings from members
at the meeting, so if you have a rare or hard-to-find plant that you would like to
reproduce, come and listen to some basic instructions on how to take the cuttings.
Ken has also indicated that he will take a limited number of labelled cuttings from
MARS members and try to propagate them at his home facility in Victoria.