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     American Rhododendron Society

     President & Newsletter Editor: Jim Fry, e-mail: JimsCreatures@Verizon.net , tel 631-495-6531

       Chapter Website: NYRHODODENDRON.ORG 

       ARS Website:      http://www.rhododendron.org

Early Flower Show and Elections

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – Conference Center – Planting Fields

 

Flower Show Chair, Bruce Feller, urges everyone to participate in the Early Flower Show.  Please bring your entries between 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM and arrive on the early side if you intend to complete Entry Cards at Planting Fields.

 

REMEMBER:  TO SIMPLIFY AND EXPEDITE THE CLASSIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE VAST MAJORITY OF ENTRIES FOR THE SHOWS, EXHIBITORS SHOULD NOT INDICATE THE CLASS ON THE ENTRY CARD (EXCEPT FOR CLASS 33, THE HYBRIDIZERS CUP).  ONLY INDICATE THE NAME OR PARENTAGE OF THE ENTRY AND THE EXHIBITOR’S NAME AND ADDRESS, WHICH MUST BE ENTERED TWICE ON THE ENTRY CARD.  PENCIL SHOULD BE USED.   IF THE NAME OF THE ENTRY IS NOT KNOWN, ENTER “UNKNOWN” ON THE ENTRY CARD.

   

You may find all the Flower Show Entry Rules on the Chapter Website, nyrhododendron.org

 

After dropping off your trusses, sprays and completed Entry Cards, you may relax with your associates.  All members are requested to bring a casserole, entrée, platter of finger food , salad or dessert to share.  Please let Rosemary Mauro (ramauro@yahoo.com) know of your selection.  Beverages will be furnished by the Chapter.      

 

Flower Show will be open to the public from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

     

 May Flower Show

Sunday – May 21, 2017 – Planting Fields Arboretum – Conference Center

Once again your participation in the May Flower Show is requested.  Entries will be accepted between 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  If you intend to complete Entry Cards at the Conference Center please arrive on the early side. Flower Show Entry Rules may be found on the Chapter Website. 

 

If you would like to join us for lunch please bring your favorite dish to share. 

 

Flower Show will be open to the public from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

 

 President’s Message

This year I find it especially difficult to crawl out of my winter hibernation cave and get crackin’ in the garden.  Maybe it’s a sign of getting older or feeling the aches and pains a little more.  Then again, maybe I go through this every year and just forget about the effort it took to motivate me last year.  In any case, let’s all get out of our own caves and back out to the garden.

 

Please check out the photos taken by Ted Arsen at the chapter's luncheon on the website.

 

With our dwindling membership we are forced to let some rules slide a little bit regarding elections.  The slate for the upcoming elections for officers and committee positions are as follows:

President-Jim Fry (3rd year)

1st Vice President-Bruce Feller

Treasurer-Dennis Stallone

Membership-Marianne Feller

Flower Shows- The Fellers

Hospitality-Rose Mauro

Website-Jim Fry

Newsletter-Jim Fry

2017 (outgoing board members)

Tom Appell, Murray Weissbach

2018 Board Members-Hanna Kennedy, 2 Open positions

2019 Board Members-Rose Mauro, Mike Essemplare, 1 open position

2020 Board Members- These three hotly contested positions will be filled by any members of the chapter willing to attend the one scheduled board meeting each year.

 

I’ve been advised that Werner Brack is in rehabilitation after his hospital stay.  We all hope that he’ll make a speedy recovery.  I hope to see him and his new hybrids at one of our flower shows.

 

Updated Garden Tour Schedule for May 2017 as of 4/19/2017

The following people have graciously opened their gardens for you to visit on the following dates:

 

May 6, Saturday, 2-5 PM, Tom & Anne Marie Appell, 48 Fairmount Blvd, Garden City, NY
Directions: If you're traveling via Northern State Parkway, get off at exit 26 South (New Hyde Park Road). Travel south approximately 2.5 miles and continue through intersection of Rt. 25 (Jericho Turnpike). Continue on New Hyde Park Road for another 1/4 mile, cross LIRR tracks, bear to the right. Continue traveling south on New Hyde Park Rd. approximately 3/4 mile, cross second LIRR tracks. Continue to next traffic light. Chester Ave. is on the right. Fairmount Blvd. is left.  Turn left onto Fairmount Blvd. Continue to the intersection at Fairmount Blvd. & Middleton Rd.
We are the second house on Fairmount after Middleton, # 48, green & white house, on the right (south side of blvd.)
May 7th
, Sunday, 1-4PM, Marianne & Bruce Feller, 88 Old Field Road, Old Field NY 11733, 631-689-9498, Directions:         Rt. 25A from Smithtown to Stoneybrook RR Station.  Turn left onto Quaker Path North to Old Field Road.  Turn left and go approx. 1/4 mile.  Park on the lawn or as directed.  Do not park along the road!

May 13, Saturday, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ralph Potente, 4 Nichols Court, Glen Head, NY 11545  (516) 626-3147 Directions:  Route 106 North or South to Brookville Road.  Turn onto Brookville Road and travel North to Dorchester Drive.  Turn right onto Dorchester Drive to Chelmsford Drive.  Turn left onto Chelmsford Drive to Nichols Court.  Turn left onto Nichols Court to # 4. 

 

 

 May14, Sunday, 1-4 PM, Mother’s Day, Dick Murcott, Linden Lane, East Norwich, NY 11732

Directions: Route 106 North to Northern Blvd. Make left turn and head west on Northern Blvd (Rt. 25A).  Linden Lane is on the north side of Rt. 25A  just a little east of Martin Viette Nurseries. 

 

May 17th, Wednesday, 2-5 PM, Ruth & Bud Gehnrich, 164 Chichester Road, Huntington, NY 11743, 631-692-6320, Directions: Westbound LI Expressway (495) to exit 49N.  Turn Right at first light onto Pinelawn Road and go across intersection with Rt. 110.  Road changes name to Sweet Hollow Road at this point.  Eastbound 495 to exit 49S.  Make left at first light onto Walt Whitman Road and turn left onto Sweet Hollow Road.  Travel on Sweet Hollow Road for approx. 1.5 miles to Chichester Road.  Make left turn onto Chichester Rd.  Travel about ¼ mile to  #164 which is on the left side.  Go up and park in driveway.

 

 May 20, Saturday, 1-4 PM , Betty & Jim Schmale, 25 Picardy Lane, Laurel Hollow, NY 11791

Directions: Take Rt. 25A by Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery east to traffic light.  Turn right onto Harbor Road South for approx. 1.25 miles to Stillwell Lane.  Right turn onto Stillwell and travel 0.5 miles to Picardy Lane on right side.

 

 

 

Meeting Schedule for the coming months:

Apr. 23, Early Flower Show

May 21, May Flower Show

July 30, Summer Social

 

 

                             

 

 

 

Join the NY Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society:  Become a member of the ARS. On a piece of paper put your name, address with zip code, phone number, e-mail if you have it, and name of spouse. Send it with a check for $40 made out to ARS-NY Chapter to Marianne Feller, 88 Old Field Road, Old Field, NY 11733-1646