When: Thu., March 22, 7 p.m. 2018
Venturing north from "The City," Jason Martinez, Horticulturist at SF's Strybing Botanical Garden for the past 12 years, will provide the program for the Thursday, Mar. 22, meeting of the local Rhody Society at the Eureka Woman's Club, 1531 J Street, 7 p.m. His particular job is caring for the Rhododendron, Mediterranean, Asian, and Ancient Plant Gardens. He will share some of the Garden's statistics, facts, and current developments. Particular focus will be given to rhododendrons currently in bloom, changes as well as new additions to the Rhododendron Garden and the South East Asia Cloud Forest Collections. Jason will also share some photographs from the 2017 Rhododendron Symposium at the Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden (Federal Way, WA) and the 2017 ARS (Am. Rhod. Soc.) Convention in Eureka. In addition to the informative and colorful power-point program, there will be a brief business meeting with information about April's local Annual Rhody Show and Plant Sale, Sat. and Sun, April 28, 29, at Ocean View School (formerly St. Bernard's Elem.), 115 Henderson Ave., with an additional new involvement with a Rhody/Azalea Plant Sale at the Rotary-sponsored activities on Sat., April 29, at Carson Park.