On My Mind: Exploring Aloe Hybrids One Generation at a Time"
Karen Zimmerman has loved and grown plants from a
very young age thanks to her grandparents. Succulents became a major
passion in 1994, and has never slowed down.
She has been with the
Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens since 1999, and as
succulent plant propagator for the Desert Collections since 2001. Aloe
hybridizing became a “hobby” within her job since 2002. She has had 12
hybrids published and distributed through the ISI (International Succulent Introductions)
program with more on the
Photography is another passion that she brings to her
work, and has had many photos published in journals, a few books and a
Karen will start with an overview of the genus aloe;
distribution and diversity of species. She will talk a little about the
work of hybridizers up to the present, with a special mention about
Kelly Griffin, and his inspiration to try her hand at it. She will show
parent plants and offspring, some that became good enough to name and
distribute, and others that became disappointments. She will also show
some promising babies and future possibilities.
will be a very special program presentation and anyone who has worked
or collected an Aloe should see this presentation. Everyone
is welcome to join us with the aid of a cell phone, pad, laptop or
desktop computer, and you will be open to an excellent program! Please
welcome Karen Zimmerman to our club and enjoy the evening.
will be our 6th ZOOM program presentation. All
are welcome to join us with the aid of a cell phone, pad, laptop or
desktop computer, you will enjoy an excellent program! Please
follow the Zoom connection instructions provided and enjoy this