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2014 Program...

Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held in the Exhibit Hall at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Stockbridge , MA (click for directions & map) starting at 10:30 am, with coffee and chat at 10:00 am. This is still under development.

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March 1

Adam Wheeler, Broken Arrow Nursery
Propagation of Woody Plants
pm Hammamelis - a look at Witch Hazels

April 5

am & pm Trough workshop
A rare opportunity to make your own garden trough with expert help from members of the chapter. These concrete-based, hypertufa troughs could hold miniature gardens of alpines, succulents, or other tiny plants. Non-member fee $25; to register (required), contact Judith at 518-279-9109 or jloveys@nycap.rr.com. Return June 7 for the lecure on rock gardening. Plant your cured trough at the July 5 meeting.

Registration (required): Judith at 518-279-9109 or jloveys@nycap.rr.com.


May 3

am & pm Field trip to member garden in Petersham MA

June 7

am Anne Spiegel & Elisabeth Zander
 Rock Gardening

July 5

am & pm John Spain Hardy succulents

Planting the troughs

August 2

am TBA
pm TBA

September  6


Todd Borland
pm The BIG plant sale

October  4

Panayoti Kelaidis, Iron Clad Succulents

pm TBA

November 1

  Annual lunch at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge
preceded by lecture at BBG - regular start time, 10 am coffee, 10:30 am program.

Mike Kingten, NARGS speaker tour

  Picture: Stonecrop alpine house in early February

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