Berkshire chapter North American Rock Garden Society
BNARGS members: garden-related businesses
|David Burdick||Holiday Farm||Specialty daffodils|
|Erica Schumacher||Erica's Alpines||Alpine plants, workshops, lectures, plant prints.|
|Joe Strauch||Photographer||A full-time photographer, available for assignments, he has a computerized stock library with frequently updated files.|
BNARGS members: garden-related publications
|Geoffrey Charlesworth||'The Opinionated Gardener' -
Horticulture Magazine says, "One of the top 100"
out of print, but Amazon has used copies.
'A Gardener Obsessed'
"Plants for Troughs" in 'Handbook on Troughs' published by NARGS
|John N. Spain||'Growing Winter Hardy
Cacti in Cold/Wet Climate Conditions'
Rock Garden & Related Plant Societies
|NARGS||North American Rock Garden Society|
|UK Alpine||UK Alpine Garden Society|
|SRGC||Scottish Rock Garden Society|
|ORGS||Ontario Rock Garden Society - includes a seed germination guide|
|APS||American Primrose Society|
|SCRPS||South Carolina Native Plant Society with links to many other chapters.|
Plant & seed sources
|Darrell Probst||Epimediums - website for education; for catalog, email request, fax or leave a message at (978) 928-4808 See events page for sales events.|
|Hillside Nursery||Peter Joffe is now offering some of his woodland plants, including cypripedium and glaucidium, for sale directly to the public.|
|O'Brien Nurserymen||Hostas and other woodland plants. 40 Wells Road, Granby, CT 06035 (860) 653-0163 Open by appointment and on open days.|
|Odyssey Bulbs||Offerings include numerous alliums, anemones, corydali, croci, erythroniums, frits, irises, and many others. Also, collections of corydalis, crocus, and other favorites, assorted with different regions of the U.S. in mind.|
|Oliver Nurseries||Visit 1159 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. (203) 259-5609|
|Wards Nursery||Wards Nursery & Garden
Center, a source for rock garden and woodland plants.
600 S. Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230; 413-528-0166. Open 8 to 5:30, 7 days a week.
|Gardens North||Their primary business
is the production and sale of hardy native and exotic seeds. They
produce yearly retail and wholesale catalogues containing a wide selection of unusual herbaceous and woody plants. They supply seed to individual gardeners, commercial growers, botanic gardens as well as other seed houses. Seed is grown on site and also collected in the wild. While their business is strictly mail-order, their special "Connoisseur" seed packs are available at select gardening shops throughout Canada.
|Sharon Morris Kincheloe||See her botanical illustrations in the June, 2006 newsletter. Sharon's work includes botanical drawings and etchings. She also draws insects occasionally. The limited edition prints are done from their original colored-pencil drawings and printed on 100% acid free museum quality paper. The etchings are hand engraved in drypoint, inked, and hand-pulled through the etching press. The etchings are then hand-painted with watercolor.|