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Southwest Oregon Chapter

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North Bend Housing Authority
1700 Monroe
North Bend, OR
(ample parking!)
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Robert Herald

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

October 21, 2017 - 1 p.m.

Fall Blooming Camellias - Robert Herald

Spark some color in your garden with fall blooming Camellias. Your may remember Robert Herald from the 2016 Western Regional. Robert has been gardening his entire life. He earned a botany degree from Iowa State University with emphasis on ornamental horticulture and has spent most of his professional career working in public horticulture.

Robert worked for Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, for 17 years, becoming head gardener. Then he took a job to develop a modern plant records system at the Chanticleer Foundation in Pennsylvania. In 2011 he moved to Portland, Oregon. He has a broad range of knowledge of plants and has taught a variety of horticultural subjects.

Fall Cutting Party is always fun!

Our Fall Cutting Party is always fun!

November 18, 2017 - 1 p.m.
Elaine Sedlak

Elaine Sedlack will be speaking about the Westonbirt Arboretum in England which has the species and Japanese maple cultivar collections.  Elaine is a terrific resource for lots of cool plants. She was at the UC Botanic Garden Berkeley for many years as a curator of plant collections.

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* * * * * About our Chapter Meetings & Activities * * * * *

Chapter Meetings feature interesting topics, interesting speakers, and fun activities. We regularly include door prizes, special sales, refreshments, and laughs.

A very fun Fall Propagation cutting party and potluck is the highlight of the year. Members bring cuttings from their own gardens to share. Everyone is invited to take cuttings from the host member's garden. Long-time growers help ‘newbies’ select, prepare, and create cuttings. Rooting media, pots, and labels are provided.

An annual April Flower Show and Sale is a great time to show off what is blooming in your garden, look at what is blooming in other members gardens, get plants identified, create a wish list, win trophies (you do not need to be a member to win), and select from specially purchased plants.