The Education Center of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, at the intersection of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, MA. For a map of and directions to the Garden, click http://www.berkshirebotanical.org and scroll under "Visit."
The meeting begins at 10 with coffee and conversation. A brief business meeting and Show & Tell start at 10:30, followed by our program. Bring your own lunch.
Morning: Lori Chips - Troughs: Gardening in the Smallest Landscape. Lori's talk will be based on her recent book, "Hypertufa Containers: Creating and Planting an Alpine Trough Garden." She promises to cover both cultural and aesthetic topics- including multi-level troughs, how to use rocks strategically, selecting plants, and what to do with real tufa. Plan to hear advanced tricks of the trade from an absolute authority on her topic!
Afternoon: Paul Held - Japanese primula Since 1979, when he first saw Primula sieboldii in a New Hampshire garden, Paul has studied and collected over 650 different named varieties in his own garden. He will distribute some of his selections, in the hope of inspiring our members to begin their own collections of this special plant.