With over 425 species of primula growing under every possible condition over the globe, selecting a primrose that will not only survive but will also compliment your garden setting is a challenging task. This illustrated lecture at The Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road in West Stockbridge,Â will introduce you to many of the species, from the tiniest rock garden plants to three foot tall bog dwellers, with emphasis on how to grow some of the best in a New England garden. A walk through the Berkshire Botanical Gardens’ newly developed primrose pathway will provide an example of siting and cultivation in our climate.
Judith Sellers is a Master Gardener and active member of American Primrose Society and its New England Chapter. Her first primroses, grown from seed in 1974, initiated an addiction which now includes exhibiting at shows and growing and sharing seeds and plants of many Primula species. Her articles have appeared in Horticulture and in the APS Quarterly, Primroses.Â $18 Berkshire Botanical Garden member price, $24 non-members.Â Register on line at www.berkshirebotanical.org, or call 413-298-3926.Â You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.