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Passed – Meet Maurice Horn

Maurice Horn HPSO Blog Profile

Meet Maurice Horn, soon-to-be-retired co-owner of Joy Creek Nursery, Scappoose, Oregon. He gardens in Sauvie Island, USDA Zone 8 (7B) and has contributed articles to Horticulture, The International Clematis Journal, and the like. Maurice generously shared his knowledge and experience with HPSO in this profile. Enjoy! My favorite book or garden writer: Over the last ten years, I have not had much time to read garden books. Instead, I have concentrated on plant monographs and publications that keep me up to date on plant nomenclature and new introductions. I also subscribe to The Garden magazine which is published by the… 

Garden Touring in the East of England with HPSO

Touring in the East of England with HPSO

ARTICLE BY: BRUCE WAKEFIELD Bruce Wakefield is an HPSO member, previous HPSO Board President, HPSO Office Administrator, and co-owner of Old Germantown Gardens. *** One of the benefits of being a member of the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is the opportunity to join one of its fabulous overseas garden tours. In 2019, HPSO returns to a region of the UK known as the “East of England”. Home to royal estates, historical towns and castles, impressive country manors, expansive wetlands and wildlife, this area includes the counties north and northeast of London such as Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire. Here… 

Garden Tour: Portugal – Lisbon, Cascais and Madeira

HPSO Garden Tour Portugal 2017

ARTICLE BY: JO ANN BONES Jo Ann Bones is a HPSO Board Member & Traveler. The 2017 Portugal tour escort was Lois Moss, HPSO Board Member & Treasurer, and owner of Gardens•Tours; and the conductor was Gavin Bade of G on Tour. *** Portugal was never on my list of places I wanted to visit. Then I attended an HPSO Travel Club meeting where Bruce Wakefield showed pictures of Madeira and talked about a trip he led to Spain and Portugal in 2014. I was fascinated by the geography and the beautiful semi-tropical gardens of Madeira, a volcanic island in… 

Garden Terminology Gleaned from Words Past but Inspiring Gardens to Come

Muiderslot Gardens

ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY: ADRIA SPARHAWK HPSO Board Member & Owner of Thicket Nursery *** When my garden shop, Thicket, closes up for the winter months, I explore gardens for inspiration whenever possible. Last year I visited the Netherlands, and while researching historic gardens there I stumbled upon a fantastic website. They have an exhaustive list of fascinating historic garden terminology. I include here a few of my favorites, but please visit to get the whole shebang, as well as links to fabulous gardens, tips on growing, and purveyors of all things ‘gardeny.’ The images below are some lovely examples…