April 2015 GCOPRF Meeting

Ted Nyquist:       

Growing Rhododendrons and Azaleas in the Upper Midwest Digital slide presentation 1-1.5 hours: Ted will take you through the steps to selecting, cultural requirements, caring and maintaining these plants. There is no required fee for the presentation. Voluntary donations may be made to The Midwest Chapter American Rhododendron Society


Ted is an avid gardener and with his spouse of fifty years occupy a home in Bartlett, Illinois. The property of nearly seven acres includes four acres comprising the home, pond and gardens. The garden itself, which has been developed over the last twenty five years, is made up of several themed gardens which are connected by venues, gates and paths to form a homogenous viewing experience. Ted completed the Illinois Master Gardener program and was the past President of the Midwest Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society whose geography includes eight states among them Illinois. Ted currently serves of the Board of the Midwest Chapter. Their garden has been featured in articles written in the Chicago Tribune and The Journal of Organic Gardening to name two. There are over 100 Rhododendrons under cultivation.