A tour of Dr. Jim Marcellus’ garden, describing the different types of rhododendrons, hybridizing rhododendrons and propagating, Fern Cliff Gardens, physical description of the flower, survival, Pleka Park, Seado Place, Sawyer’s property, difference between rhododendrons and azaleas, Martin Koop, value of rhododendrons, Dr. McKee, Dick Bill, photographs, Hummingbird Fortune, Mike Trembeth, Professor Hugo Devrese, Alleyne Cook, Vancouver Rhododendron Society, Pete Meehan, West Heights Medical Centre.

Title: Horticulture in Mission
Box: D
File: 1
Topic: Mission’s Horticultural History: Rhododendrons
Interviewer: Suzanne Mathieson
Interviee(s): Dr. Jim Marcellus
Date: September 17, 2001
Scope: 1 audio tape; transcription
Length: N/A
Summary: The history behind the rhododendrons in Marcellus’ garden, botanical nomenclature, the different types of rhododendrons, hybridizing rhododendrons and propagating, Fern Cliff Gardens, physical description of the flower, survival, Pleka Park, Seado Place, Sawyer’s property, difference between rhododendrons and azaleas, Martin Koop, value of rhododendrons, Dr. McKee, Dick Bill, photographs, Hummingbird Fortune, Mike Trembeth, Professor Hugo Devrese, Alleyne Cook, Vancouver Rhododendron Society, Pete Meehan, West Heights Medical Centre.