Due to the high humidity, our brains may not be functioning up to snuff. The hot weather is too fast, too soon so it’s a miss today on the Monday morning brain teasers. Let’s go back to last summer’s July 27th, 2009 blog; it may have been just as hot. http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2009/07/how-to-expand-your-plant-palette.html Mentioned in this post was a favorite shade perennial, Epimediums as well as a local specialty grower that propagated and sold the most extensive collection in the United States. Situated outside the center of Hubbardston, MA is Garden Vision Epimediums run by Karen Probst. Two weekends in the spring, this little gem of a nursery, which is strictly mail-order throughout the year, has open nursery weekends. If you live within a 100-mile radius of this small town, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see first-hand the extensive collection of Epimediums in bloom. Make no excuses. This is the last year for this event to be held and while many of the plants are for sale, you should call ahead for any special varieties. We are fortunate to have accumulated a collection of Epimediums from Garden Vision over the years. It’s one of the spring highlights in our shade garden.
Plant enthusiasts are always looking for the unusual. If you want to become enthusiastic about Epimediums, experience them firsthand. Visit Garden Vision and catch them in bloom. Terri Guillemets states it best. “If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.”
Epimedium Photo taken by Greg Bilowz
For additional photos of Epimediums taken in our garden, you can visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bilowz-Associates-Inc-Our-Blog-Annies-Gardening-Corner/325316334444 and become a fan.
Here’s the skinny for Garden Vision Epimediums Open House Nursery Weekends:
Fri- Sun. May 7-9; 10AM-4PM
Fri- Sun. May 14-16; 10AM -4PM
Located at 63 Williamsville Rd, Hubbardston, MA
Website – home.earthlink.net/~darrellpro
Phone – (978) 249-3863
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