Due to the effects of the coronavirus, our upcoming meetings will take place online via Zoom. Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at 7:00 p.m.   Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88676285847      Meeting ID: 886 7628 5847

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Nancy Moore

All Season Interest in the Garden


Rhododendron growers tend to have exceptionally lovely spring gardens. But what about the rest of the year…….?

There are many ways to have an interesting garden throughout the entire year. Floral colour is usually our first thought, but plant foliage, texture, bark and form can also be delightful. When you combine those features with creative, thoughtful and well-placed hardscaping, then you have an interesting garden for all seasons.

After graduating in landscape design/horticulture, NANCY MOORE was involved in many aspects of this field, including being the horticulturist for a parks department, managing a shade tree nursery teaching landscape design and horticulture at the University of the Fraser Valley, and managing her own landscape design/consulting business. She also enjoyed donating her time and expertise to benefit many community projects, including the Abbotsford Community Garden and the Sylvia Pincott Heritage Habitat Garden.

Nancy recently retired from most of her commitments but still enjoys teaching the Master Gardeners and sharing whatever knowledge she has with a wide variety of clubs and organizations.


Announcing for Spring 2021

The ARS — Next Generation Program:  Rhododendron Through Your Lens Photo Competition

Three monetary awards are offered in the student category, and a variety of recognition for ARS members and other contestants. Up to five photos may be entered in any of these three categories:
–  Your rhododendron lens: a close-up shot of a rhododendron flower, leaf or bud
–  Our rhododendron community: people working together with rhododendrons
–  Rhododendrons gone wild: photo of a rhododendron in nature
Complete information on the competition rules, eligibility and the sponsored cash awards can be found on the ARS website at https://www.rhododendron.org/next_gen_photocontest.htm

The Willamette Chapter meets at 7:00 p.m. online on the second Wednesday from September through November and January through April. In the past in December and May, we enjoyed potluck events, though in 2020-21 this is uncertain because of the pandemic.

In the future, non-members and guests are always welcome to attend Chapter meetings and special events.



President:   Wallace Reed   Board Members:
Vice President:  vacant      Dr. Tom Bailey
Programs:  Dr. Keith White      Susan Doellinger
Secretary:  Mary Crofts      Bill Vagt
Treasurer:   Dana Malby      Past Pres:  Chuck Dehn
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