when he was alive would quite often bring close to
100 rhododendron trusses to rhododendron
and would normally win the
Sweepstakes Prize, in many areas such as in Los Altos.
Oliver and his friend
Cameron Ainsworth took part in an R. occidentale expeditions to Palomar
Mountain State Park, after he took part in a Britt Smith and Frank
plant hunting expedition to Stagecoach Hill and southern Oregon.
Cameron Ainsworth discovered R. occidentale AO 1 in the area of Gold
Oregon, R. occidentale AO 2 at Big Basin Redwoods State Park on one of
hunting expeditions, and R. occidentale AO 3 at Palomar Mountain State
Park. He planted some Smith / Mossman and some of my R.
discoveries near the Lake Merritt Garden Center in Oakland (now all
some at Red Morton Park in Redwood City (some are still in existence). Missing Howard Oliver