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Pop-Up Event: Epimediums - Jewels of the Shade
Sunday, July 11, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Category: Pop-Up Events

"Epimediums - Jewels of the Shade"

Presented by Karen Perkins from Garden Vision Epimediums 

Known by many as a simple ground cover for dry woodland shade, Epimediums are finally getting the appreciation that they deserve. This "perfect shade perennial" possesses a delicate beauty that belies its surprisingly tough, long-lasting nature. Karen will illustrate the many and varied types now commercially available, including some of the exciting new evergreen species from China. Characteristics, growth habit, growing and propagation, pests and diseases, and combining Epimediums with other shade perennials in the garden will also be addressed. We will even get a glimpse into the collecting trips to China made by Darrell Probst.

Karen Perkins graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture and from the University of Delaware with a Master of Science in Public Garden Management.  She has worked/interned at several botanic gardens including: the Cornell Plantations, Longwood Gardens, The Arboretum at Flagstaff, Royal Botanic Gardens- Kew, England and Royal Botanic Gardens-- Edinburgh, Scotland. She served in the Education Department of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA for 17 years. Karen is currently the owner of Garden Vision Epimediums, a Massachusetts based mail order nursery,started by Darrell Probst in 1997, and offering over 140 species and varieties of Epimediums along with other choice companion shade perennials.

This is a virtual event. Members and Non-Members are welcome. Cost $5 members and $15 non-members. Maximum number of attendees is 100.

Important: Only online payment with credit card is accepted. If you cannot pay online, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Registration is closed for this event. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants by Saturday, July 10th.

Karen will speak for 45 minutes followed by a 10-15 minute Q&A session. This program will not be recorded.

Important Info regarding registration: Please make sure you hit the "submit" button after registering on-line. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then the registration process was not completed. If you are not sure, try to register again - if a message pops up saying that "multiple submissions of the registration form are not permitted", then you are registered. If that message does not appear, then you are not registered, so please register.

Please make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer. Plan to join 5 minutes before. Questions can be submitted via chat box and will be read to speaker by the HPS/MAG moderator. Please note that all participants will be muted for the duration of the event.


Contact: Laura Axel at [email protected]