Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons

LoGerfo Library Hours

Saturdays from 10:00am - 1:00pm
Before/After monthly meetings and Public Lectures


Sundays at 2:00pm

Lectures held at Bridgehampton Community House
A $10.00 donation is requested for non-members.
Jan 11...Vincent Simeone, "Grow More With Less": Sustainable Garden Methods.

Feb 8...Karen Perkins, "Epimediums – Jewels of the Shade"

Mar 8...Constance Haydock, "Gatsby and Beyond" – The Fabled Gardens of LI's Gold Coast.

Apr 12...Greg Tepper, "The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants"

May 3...Thomas Rainier, "Native Plants for a New American Cottage Garden"

Jun 14...Andy Brand, "Year Round Appeal" – Plants with Pizzazz All Year Long.

No Lectures in July and August.

Sep 13 ...Roxanne Zimmer, "The High Line" : Lessons for Our Gardens

Oct 18...Anne Spiegel, "Rock Garden Plants" : At Their Homes and At Yours

Nov 8 ...Catie Marron, "City Parks": Public Places, Private Thoughts

Dec 13 ...John Lonsdale PHD, "Unusual Geophytes and Cyclamen"

Karen Perkins

Karen Perkins

Sunday,  February 8,  2:00 PM.

Epimediums - Jewels of the Shade

Known by many as the ultimate 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 offering over 150 species and varieties of Epimediums along with other choice companion shade perennials.

Non-members of the Horticultural Alliance are asked for a $10 donation to attend the lecture; members are admitted free. Refreshments will be served.