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We intend to provide you with the best possible information on azaleas and other rhododendrons. Our emphasis is on southern U.S. native species and plants that grow well in the southeastern portion because that is what we know the best.

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The American Rhododendron Society has recently established an online store. Proceeds from sales generated through the store help the financial status of the ARS and help keep dues down as low as possible. Managed by Steve Henning, who run the site Henning's Rhododendron and Azalea Pages, the store offers ARS logo merchandise, Amazon merchandise, and participating merchants who give referral fees to the ARS. Anything Amazon sells or these other participating merchants sell will help the ARS and not cost you a penny more. If you are in the market for any of the items offered, go to first and use the links from there.

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is holding their annual sale over two weekends in April. There will be a wide selection of plants including butterfly host and nectar plants, blooming trees and shrubs, early bloomers, shade-loving groundcovers, and herb and vegetable seedlings.

The dates are:

  • April 3, 4-7 p.m, members' exclusive sale
  • April 4 & 5, 10a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • April 11 & 12, 10a.m. - 5 p.m.

Find more details here.

We have added some new links on our Useful Links page. Based on a suggestion, we added links to some other plant societies - Camellias, Hostas, Hydrangeas, Iris, Roses, Native Plants, and others. Azalea and rhododendron lovers love other plants too.

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