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Meet Henrik Sjöman and learn about the trees of tomorrow (2024 HPSO Speaker Series)

Our upcoming speaker from Sweden, Henrik Sjöman, will discuss how trees are among our best allies in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss and how we urgently need to rethink tree selection for our parks and gardens. This presentation will explore how to find and evaluate the “trees of tomorrow” based on travels all over the world to study natural environments matching urban environments — to create first-hand guidance for finding the right tree for the right place and function. You can see this presentation in person in Portland OR on March 10, 2024. Register here. What is… 


Meet Bill Thomas of Chanticleer Garden (2024 Winter Program Speaker)

HPSO is proud to present its 2024 Winter Program Speaker — Bill Thomas of Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA How did you become interested in gardening? When I was ten, my parents said I should take over the vegetable garden. I loved growing the plants from seed and soon even began eating vegetables.   What would you tell a beginner gardener? Learn the rules and then break them as you wish. Favorite tool? Felco number 2. I love to prune and it does the job well. What would you tell your younger gardening self? Learn more, try more, and be… 


Meet Sue Goetz and her Landscape Designs (2023 Annual Meeting Speaker)

Meet Sue Goetz. In this profile, Sue shares excellent advice and tells us a little about where she gets her inspiration. Check it out below! What type of garden do you have? I call it my eclectic muse- an experimental ground for what works in design that I do for others and what inspires me! I ripped out my front lawn to plant a perennial community after visiting the High Line in New York, the Lurie Garden in Chicago, and the works of Piet Ouldolf. This part of my garden has taught me a lot about designing naturalistic meadows for clients…. 


Meet Preston Pew of Cistus Design Nursery (2023 PlantFest Speaker)

Preston Pew of Cistus Design Nursery speaks about his inspiration and gives us some advice. Check it out below! How did you get interested in gardening? Growing up my family always grew a vegetable garden in Summer. I remember growing my first cherry tomato from seed and all of the wonderful red tomatoes it gave and how that gigantic plant grew from a tiny seed really made an impression on me. Aside from my love of hiking around the Cascades growing up near Mt. Rainier, and being in nature in general, I had no interest in gardening until I was… 


Meet Amy Campion and her Pollinating Population (2023 Summer Program Speaker)

Meet Amy Campion. In this profile, Amy shares her experience creating a space for NW native plants and the insects they support. Where do I garden? I gardened for 17 years in the Cincinnati area, and I’ve gardened for the past 10 years in Portland. My current garden is in Northeast Portland on a sunny, flat, 7,000-square-foot lot. How would I describe my garden? In Cincinnati, I mostly planted things I thought were pretty or interesting. I didn’t care where they originated from. In Portland, I continued that practice. You could say I had a collector’s garden. Then, a couple… 


‘Grow With Us’ Lecture Series with Sue Goetz, Bob Hyland and James Wilson (2022 Hortlandia, this event has passed)

Hortlandia 2022

This year’s Hortlandia sale will be better than ever before! In addition to the 20+ plant and garden art vendors, stunning botanical displays, and book sale, we’ve invited 3 expert speakers to join us at our ‘Grow With Us’ lecture series. Your $5 Hortlandia ticket purchase includes attendance at these events. Click here to purchase tickets to the Hortlandia event. This year’s sale will be held April 1st & 2nd, 2022, at the Westside Commons in Hillsboro.  Sue Goetz: The Herbal Landscape 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 2nd Mingling Herbs Beautifully with Ornamental Landscape Plants Get to know the best herbs… 


Meet Scot Medbury (2022 Winter Program Speaker)

Meet Scot Medbury, Executive Director of Sonoma Botanical Gardens. Scot has managed various public gardens including Brooklyn Botanic Garden and San Francisco Botanical Garden. Additionally, he is excited to share a new personal garden project on the southern Oregon Coast.  Scot currently gardens in Glen Ellen, CA (USDA Zone 9b; Sunset Zones 15 & 16) and Curry County, Oregon (USDA Zone 9b; Sunset Zone 17). What are some of the more unusual plants or genera that I am looking forward to growing in Curry County? Araliads, citrus, Maddenii series rhododendrons; select palms, tree ferns, bromeliads, proteas, and araucariads; mild-temperate Southern… 


Passed – Hortlandia 2021: An Event to Remember!

hortlandia

Hortlandia 2021 was certainly an event to remember! Not only was it held at a new venue and a different time of the year, but Oregon experienced its hottest temperatures ever recorded. Since the sale was held outside to comply with pandemic restrictions, visitors and vendors alike braved the 110+ degree heat to enjoy the incredible collection of plants and garden art on display. The Show Must Go On! The community was heartbroken that Hortlandia 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic, so with restrictions easing this year, the Hardy Plant Society was committed to making this event happen safely…. 


Passed – Library Sundays: Sam Hatch, the Maple Lady

Sam Hatch, the Maple Lady

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 1:00 PM Come join us and spend a pleasant afternoon learning more about one of our favorite landscape plants for the Pacific Northwest, Japanese maples. Most of our maples will be in resplendent fall color, heightening our enthusiasm for their charms! Sam Hatch and her husband Dave own Eastfork Nursery in La Center, WA. Sam has been cultivating an ever-widening assortment of maple cultivars for over 30 years. She has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge on their cultivation, pruning techniques, seasonal highlights, and uses in the landscape. We are delighted that she will come to… 


WCMGA Education Garden

WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek

The Washington County Master Gardener™ Association has an Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek, which is where HPSO is hosting PlantFest, our annual fall plant sale and featured lecture on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Just across from where the plant sale takes place, you’ll find the Education Garden, which was transformed from a one-third acre former gravel parking lot into a beautiful garden that serves as an outdoor classroom for education on sustainable gardening practices. The garden consists of over 700 plants and approximately 250 different varieties and is cared for by volunteer Master Gardeners. There are stations with detailed…