Introduction to the Current Issue

 Vol 76, Issue No. 2 (Spring 2018)


The View from Here: National Show Overview…..3

 New England Show…..4

 Primula Marginata ‘Allan Jones’ by Robin Hansen…..5

 The Intuitive Gardener, Part 2 by Anne Hogue…..7

 Therapeutic Gardening…..9

 José Escofet…..12

Supermarket Primula by Jane Guild…..21

 National Show Schedule of Events…..22

 Where Can I Buy Primula plants,,,,,23

 Pruhonice ‘Castle’ and Primula juliae by Maedythe Martin…..24

 Minutes January 21, 2018…..27

 New Members…..31

 Officers of the Chapters…..31


The View from Here

Join Primula enthusiasts from across North America for the 2018 American Primrose Society (APS) National Show and Conference. The APS annual event will take place this year in Juneau, Alaska, home of the Plant Collections Network Nationally Accredited Primula Collection. Agenda highlights throughout the weekend include: an in-depth tour of the National Collection housed at the City & Borough of Juneau Jensen-Olson Arboretum, a hike to a secluded beach, keynote presentations by noted Primula expert Pam Eveleigh, a handson propagation workshop, plant sale, show awards dinner, and garden tour. Plant Show viewing is free of charge; however, lectures, workshops and conference gatherings require registration and payment. Online registration closes April 21 - register early to enjoy all the benefits.
Keynote Speaker Highlights  Calgary, Alberta resident and internationallyacclaimed Primula expert, Pam Eveleigh will offer three presentations including a handson, propagation workshop for attendees, as well as an introduction to the website she created - Primula World - which provides valuable information and photos of this intriguing genus. Pam travels throughout Asia and Europe in her ongoing studies of primroses and their native habitats. She is also part of a collaborative effort with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to digitize the non-type specimen sheets of the genus Primula in order to assist taxonomic efforts.

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