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Talks & Lectures at Conventions, Botanical Gardens, Arboretums, Society Meetings etc.

Kristian Theqvist, 7-Dec-2022, rev. 019

As follows is a list of talks and lectures that I have given in the past. I have prepared each talk specially for each occasion and all talks have been different.
If you are interested to have me give a talk or lecture, please, send me an email (kristian.theqvist@rhodogarden.com). I can give talks tailored to your audience in English, Swedish or in Finnish.

Topic of talk / Audience and place of talk / Date (In order of latest on top)

Woodland Garden

Rhodogarden Woodland Garden - Plants, Features and Structures (41 slides), Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Nova Scotia, Canada

Oct 6, 2022

Latest trends in rhododendron breeding

Latest Trends in Breeding Rhododendrons (36 slides), Captain Steele Lecture, Atlantic Rhododendron & Horticultural Society, Nova Scotia, Canada

Oct 4, 2022

Gardens of Finland

Gardens of Finland (38 slides), a Zoom talk via internet, Eureka Chapter, American Rhododendron Society

Feb 24, 2022

Yksityisen arboretumin rakenteet

Rhodogarden arboretum and its structures (40 slides), a Zoom talk via internet, Niagara Region, Rhododendron Society of Canada

Jan 16, 2022

Rhododendron blooming in 2021

Blooming of rhododendrons and azaleas in Rhodogarden in 2021 (video in Finnish, 41 min, 124 slides), a Teams meeting via internet, Finnish Rhododendron Society, Finland

Aug 10, 2021

Yksityisen arboretumin rakenteet

Breeders' Roundtable (11 slides), a Zoom meeting via internet, ARS 2021 Spring Convention in Nova Scotia

June 6, 2021

Yksityisen arboretumin rakenteet

Rhodos and Gardens in Finland (37 slides). a Zoom meeting via internet, ARS 2021 Spring Convention in Nova Scotia

June 6, 2021

Yksityisen arboretumin rakenteet

Rhodogarden arboretum and its structures (35 slides, talk in Finnish), a Teams meeting via internet, Finnish Rhododendron Society, Finland

Feb 6, 2021

Yksityisen arboretumin rakenteet

Structures of a private arboretum (35 slides, talk in Finnish)

a course on establishment of an arboretum, arranged by the Friends of Arboretum Mustila, Finland

Sep 29, 2019

Alppiruusujen jalostus

'Böhmen' in crosses - Why dichroanthum cultivar ‘Böhmen’ passes so well yellow and orange colors when used as a pollen parent? (9 slides, talk in Finnish)

Finnish Rhododendron Society, Finland

Apr 24, 2019

Alppiruusujen jalostus

Hybriziding of Rhododendons - from pollination to commercial cultivars (31 slides, talk in Finnish)

Viherlassila, Finland

March 3, 2019

Yunnan 2016

Scandinavian NW Yunnan Expedition 2018 (Based on photogalleries in www.rhodogarden.com/SNWYE_2018_Plants/SNWYE_2018_Index.html, talk in Finnish)

Finnish Rhododendron Society, Finland

Feb 2, 2019

Alppiruusujen jalostus

Hybriziding of Rhododendons - from pollination to commercial cultivars (41 slides, talk in Finnish)

Viherrinki, Finland

Sep 18, 2018

Alppiruusut ja atsaleat

An Introduction to the Genus Rhododendron (34 slides, talk in Finnish)

Kasvitieteellisen puutarhan ystävät ry, Helsinki, Finland

March 3, 2018

Hybridisering av härdiga rhododendron och azaleor

Cultivation of Rhododendons and Azaleas (59 slides, talk in English)

The Icelandic Horticultural Society - Garðyrkjufélag Íslands, Reykjavik, Iceland

May 18, 2017

Hybridisering av härdiga rhododendron och azaleor

Rhododendons and Azaleas (45 slides, talk in Finnish)

Turun suomalainen työväenopisto, Turku, Finland

April 5, 2017

Hybridisering av härdiga rhododendron och azaleor

Enjoyment of Rhododendons and Azaleas (51 slides, talk in Finnish)

Lounais-Rannikon Erikoiskasvit ry, Mynämäki, Finland

April 5, 2017

Hybridisering av härdiga rhododendron och azaleor

Enjoyment of Rhododendons and Azaleas (47 slides, talk in Finnish)

Lohjanseudun puutarhaseura, Lohja, Finland

March 23, 2017

Hybridisering av härdiga rhododendron och azaleor

Hybridizing of Hardy Rhododendons and Azaleas (47 slides, talk in Swedish)

Västsvenska kretsen av Svenska Rhododendronsällskapet, Malmö, Sweden

November 19, 2016

Sikkim 2018

Plant and Nature Tour to Sikkim in May 2016 (Based on photogalleries in www.rhodogarden.com/mixed/Sikkim_2016/index.html, talk in Finnish)

Finnish Rhododendron Society, Finland

Sep 29, 2016

Magnificent Flowering of Rhododendrons (40 slides, talk in Finnish)

Kauppila Oy, Finland

March 12, 2016

Hybridisering av härdiga rhododendron och azaleor

Hybridizing of Hardy Rhododendons and Azaleas (38 slides, talk in Swedish)

Sydsvenska Rhododendronsällskapet, Lund, Sweden

October 31, 2015

Royal Rhododendrons

Royal Rhododendons, introduction of new hardy cultivars from Poland (38 slides, talk in Finnish)

Kauppila Oy, Finland

March 28, 2015

Odling av rododendron och azaleor

Cultivation of Hardy Rhododendons and Azaleas (36 slides, talk in Swedish)

Svenska Rhododendronsällskapets Östsvenska krets, Solna, Sweden

March 14, 2015

Talk to Garden Centers

Hardy Rhododendrons and Azaleas with emphasis on best commercial hybrids (35 slides, talk in Finnish)

Viherrinki, Finland

August 28, 2014

Kasvialiusta alppiruusuille

Preparing Good Soil for Rhododendrons (9 slides, talk in Finnish)

Annual Plant Sale Day at Arboretum Mustila, Finland

August 23, 2014

Odling av rododendron

Cultivation of Rhododendons and Azaleas (36 slides, talk in Swedish)

Trädgårdsodlingens vänner i Wasa, Vasa, Finland

May 5, 2014

Viheryrittäjille alppiruusuista ja atsaleoista

Hardy Rhododendrons and Azaleas with emphasis on choosing plants for garden design (28 slides, talk in Finnish)

Garden Design Entrepreneurs in Turku region, ship cruise, Finland

February 26, 2014

Establishing an Arboretum

Establishing a Private Arboretum, with Emphasis on Rhododendrons (42 slides, talk in English)

Personnel of Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, Ohio, USA

February 10, 2014

Blooming Paradise

Turning an Island Forest into a Blooming Paradise (43 slides, talk in English)

Niagara Region, Rhododendron Society of Canada, Canada

February 8, 2014

Rhododendrons in Northern Climate

Rhododendrons & Azaleas in a Northern Climate (60 slides, talk in English)

Niagara Region, Rhododendron Society of Canada, Canada

February 9, 2014

Developing Rhododendrons

Developing Hardy Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Extreme Climates (41 slides, talk in English)

Niagara Region, Rhododendron Society of Canada, Canada

February 9, 2014

Talk in Russia

Hardy Rhododendrons and Azaleas (57 slides, 3 hour talk interpreted from English to Russian)

St. Petersburg's Garden Society, Botanical Garden, St. Petersburg, Russia

December 14, 2013

Hybridisering as rhododendron

Hybridisering av hardføre rhododendronkultivarer i Finland (28 slides, talk in Swedish)

Rhododendron Vest, Den norske Rhododendronforening, Bergen, Norway

November 12, 2013

Hardy hybridizing inc Ledum

Hardy Hybridizing including Ledum (28 slides, talk in English)

ARS 2013 Convention, Seattle, USA

May 3, 2013

Hardy hybridizing with azaleas

Hardy Hybridizing including Azaleas (28 slides, talk in English)

ARS 2013 Convention, Seattle, USA

May 3, 2013

Ploidisuus atsaleojen risteyttämisessä

Polyploidy in Hybridizing with Azaleas (6 slides, talk in Finnish)

Spring Meeting of the Finnish Rhododendron Society 2002, Helsinki Botanical Garden, Finland

May 10, 2012

Alppiruusujen vaivoija

Problems on Rhododendrons - insects and diseases (13 slides, talk in Finnish)

Spring Meeting of the Finnish Rhododendron Society 2002, Helsinki Botanical Garden, Finland

April 28, 2011

Sikkim Rhododendrons

Finnish Experience on Himalayan Rhododendrons: Climate Responses (16 slides, talk in English)

Co-author with Osmo Jussila and Anu Väinölä. Unfortunately we could not attend the Festival in Sikkim as all flights were cancelled due to Icelandic volcanic eruption.

Sikkim International Rhododendron Festival, Sikkim

April 29, 2010

Foredrag BOV

Rhododendron (19 slides, talk in Swedish)

Blomsterodlingens Vänner i Finland, Helsingfors, Finland

March 18, 2009

Montreal 2008

Finnish Rhododendron Hybrids (Based on photo galleries, 2.5 h talk interpreted from English to French)

Société des Rhododendrons du Québec, Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal, Canada

November 9, 2008

Kokemuksia alppiruusujen kasvattamisesta

Experience on Cultivating and Hybridizing Rhododendrons (16 slides, talk in Finnish)

The Friends of Arboretum Mustila, Elimäki, Finland

September 30, 2006

Talvivauriot

Winter Damage on Rhododendrons and Azaleas - How to protect (9 slides, talk in Finnish)

Autumn Meeting of the Finnish Rhododendron Society 2002, Ruissalo Botanical Garden, Finland

September 21, 2002