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Save the Date! 2018 HPSO / Garden Conservancy Open Day

Garden Conservancy HPSO Open Day 2018

Don’t you hate it when something fabulous ends up scheduled on a day you already have plans? That’s why we’re letting you know early about this year’s Hardy Plant Society of Oregon / Garden Conservancy Open Garden Day… July 14th, 2018 Save the date! / LEARN MORE… This year’s event will include touring eight outstanding private gardens in North/Northeast Portland plus free “Digging Deeper” programs at Garden Fever and Thicket Nursery. Timber Press authors will be signing books, and there will be pollinator classes from bee experts and water conservation information from the regional water consortium. All that, plus there’s… 


Hortlandia on TV (Video)

See HPSO President, Jim Rondone, on KGW’s Portland Today talking about the 30th anniversary of Hortlandia! He showcases some great plants you’ll be able to find at the sale. Featured photo by The Danger Garden / Loree Bohl


Hortlandia Sunday Programs

At Hortlandia this year (April 14 & 15 at Portland EXPO Center), we’ve got a special treat for Sunday, April 15. We’ve got 3 free programs lined up to help you learn from the experts: 10:30AM 30 Great Plants for 30 Great Years Learn more from Tom Fischer about the plants that made the celebratory list, including what makes them special and how to use them in your own garden. After Tom’s talk, you’ll have plenty of time to shop for the plants that look great to you. Tom Fischer is editor-in-chief at Timber Press here in Portland. His garden… 


Celebrating Hortlandia’s 30th Anniversary with a Focus on Pollinators

Hortlandia’s 30th anniversary is coming up fast, and one of the ways we’re celebrating is by focusing on pollinators. After all, where would we gardeners be without them?!  If you don’t already know about it, Hortlandia is The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s Annual Plant & Garden Art Sale on April 14 & 15, 2018 at the Portland EXPO Center.  The event features dozens of vendors from all over the Pacific Northwest — it’s open to both HPSO members and non-members alike, and admission is FREE. Paying Tribute to Pollinators As any gardener knows, pollinators are crucial to the overall health… 


Plant Nerd Night — it’s official! A new gardening season kicks-off

For us gardeners spring is full of milestones, both big (Hortlandia!) and small (Daylight Savings Time, aka “when I can finally see the garden in the evening, after work”). Plant Nerd Night qualifies as big, after all it’s been the official kick-off for a new gardening season for 17 years now. Plant Nerd Night 2018 occured back on March 2nd, and as is tradition, it was a packed house. The lines formed early… And once the doors opened the crowd rushed to find a seat, and then storm the nursery tables. This annual (free) event features speakers from six local… 


Gen(i)us Program – Truls Jensen of Wild Ginger Farm on Rock Gardening

Wild Ginger Farm HPSO Presentation

Soils, Plants and Gardens: A Plant Lover’s Guide to Rock Gardening THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY DUE TO SNOW Coming up on Sunday, April 22, 2018 Time:  3:00pm (doors open at 2:30pm) Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland 97219 Tickets: $5.00 @ the door, everyone welcome Plants will be available for purchase. Truls Jensen and his wife, Emma Elliott, grow hundreds of unusual alpine, rock garden, woodland and Western native plants at Wild Ginger Farm, their nursery in Beavercreek, Oregon.  In his presentation, Truls makes recommendations for creating rock gardens, or adding rock garden plants and features to existing gardens.  He’ll discuss… 


What’s Trending in Pacific Northwest Gardens? Find Out January 21!

Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide

ARTICLE BY: AMY CAMPION Amy Campion is a HPSO Board Member, freelance writer, editor, and photographer. She blogs about gardening at amycampion.com. *** A special Portland garden I discovered Paul Bonine’s garden entirely by accident one day. It was March of 2014—less than a year since I’d moved to Portland from Cincinnati—and I was walking around North Portland, taking plant pictures. Paul’s garden stopped me in my tracks. I was still getting acquainted with our amazing Northwest plant palette, and I was used to being humbled by not knowing some of the plants I encountered, but his garden was full… 


Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker, Allan Mandell

Sun Nov 5, 2017 2:00 PM PSU Hoffmann Hall, 1833 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR The lecture and Annual Meeting are free, but you must be current HPSO members to attend: REGISTER NOW The Annual Meeting includes the Marvin Black memorial lecture as well as the election of HPSO officers and directors and other society business. A silent auction for choice plants and garden art raises money for HPSO’s grants and scholarship funds. Admission is free but limited to members only. This year’s lecture features the noted garden photographer, Alan Mandell. Since 1994 his work has been published in over…