At each meeting, we are very privilaged to have Douglas Justice, Associate Director, Curator of Collections at the UBC Botanical Garden, bring in a bouquet of cuttings. Douglas is a long time member of the VRS. He brings these cuttings from interesting plants at the UBC Botanical Garden that just happen to be showing their glory at the particular time of year. Douglas, being a highly knowledgable plantsman, gives a 15-20 minute presentation covering each plant, some history, characteristics, and many other interesting facts. The plants are passed around through the audience so each member can see, smell, touch (hopefully not taste) the plants. Its is a wonderfully informative session and definitely a popular segment of our monthly meetings.
PRESENTATION DATE - Thursday, February 16, 2017
PLANTS DISCUSSED IN THIS SESSION
Cornus mas - Hamamelis mollis 'Pallida' - Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys' - Rhododendron Rirei - Lindera erythrocarpa - Camellia japonica - Vaccinium parvifolium - Hamamelis vernalis - Lonicera purpusii 'Winter Beauty' - Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna - Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'

PRESENTATION DATE - Thursday, September 15, 2016
PLANTS DISCUSSED IN THIS SESSION
Gleditsia japonica - Crataegus tanacetifolia - Vitex agnus-castus - Zenobia pulverulenta - Sorbus yuana - Rhododendron 'Hansel' - Rhododendron glaucophyllum - Sorbus glabriuscula - Celastrus scandens - Rosa 'Kiftsgate' - Ilex verticillata - Lepechinia salviae

PRESENTATION DATE - Thursday, April 21, 2016
PLANTS DISCUSSED IN THIS SESSION
Cornus florida - Rhododendron rigidum - Rhododendron augustinii 'Peter Kerr' - Rhododendron argyrophyllum - Rhododendron wiltonii - Rhododendron adenosum - Fothergilla major - Xanthorhiza simplicissima - Rhododendron microgynum - Rhododendron orbiculare - Cercis - Aristolochia manshuriensis - Rhododendron vaseyi - Rhododendron canescen - Rhododendron prinophyllum

PRESENTATION DATE - Thursday, January 21, 2016
PLANTS DISCUSSED IN THIS SESSION
Jasminum nudiflorum - Camellia japonica - Berberis darwinii - Ilex latifolia - Clematis cirrhosa - Sarcococca confusa - Hamamelis mollis pallida - Eurya japonica - Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty' - Cotoneaster glabrescens - Dichroa febrifuga

PRESENTATION DATE - Thursday, November 19, 2015
PLANTS DISCUSSED IN THIS SESSION
Mahonia sp. - Persicaria campanulata - Cotoneaster rhytidophyllus - Hydrangea strigosa - Rhododendron cinnabarinum ssp. xanthocodon - Cotoneaster glabratus - Nipponanthemum nipponicum - Sarcacocca orientalis - Euonymus sp. - Magnolia Zenii - Dichroa febrifuga

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