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Rhododendron presentation at Quarryhill


Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Saturday June 15th 2013 - 10:00am to

Elaine Sedlack, a Horticulturist at the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkley for the last 28 years, will be at Quarryhill Botanical Garden on Saturday, June 15th from 10am to noon to discuss the classification, culture and care of Rhododendrons. Come expand your understanding of this magnificent genus.
In this species oriented presentation, Elaine Sedlack will show the natural diversity of this vast genus, now estimated to comprise over 1000 species. Predominantly Asian, rhododendrons occupy just about every ecological niche. They are present in most Chinese provinces, and occur throughout Asia. Learn about the evolutionary devices which allow these plants to exist in different environmental extremes in the wild, and in your garden at home. Elaine will describe simple methods of cultivation to ensure their longevity, and will suggest particular garden-worthy rhododendrons for success in our California climate – species and hybrids that have heat and sun tolerance.
Elaine Sedlack curates and cares for the Asian collection at the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, and studies the fine points of rhododendron culture amid the many microclimates of this Bay Area garden. She has learned how to help many homesick plants survive far from their homeland; the UC Asian rhododendron collection now numbers over 350 species.
Space is limited, so don’t wait to reserve your spot - call 707.996.3166 today! The price is only $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Quarryhill Botanical Garden is located at 12841 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442. For more information on this talk or others at Quarryhill Botanical Garden, log onto www.quarryhillbg.org


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