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Passed – Happy 35th Birthday HPSO; Looking Forward to Many More

ARTICLE BY: by Eloise L. Morgan Eloise is the editor of the HPSO Quarterly and a member of the HPSO Board of Directors. This article first appeared in the fall issue of the Quarterly, enjoy! The year 1984, for many, brings to mind George Orwell’s novel depicting a totalitarian future. But for the Portland gardening community, 1984 has far more positive associations—it is the year that The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon was founded. Born in the afterglow of a three-day study weekend produced in July 1984 by a small ad hoc group of Oregon gardeners who had attended similar… 

Welcome to the Hardy Plant Society Blog


The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is a gardening community of over 2,500 members. We offer top-notch horticultural educational programs, a thriving open gardens program for our members, a diverse domestic & international garden tour program, a magazine & newsletter, a horticultural lending library, and local garden retailer discounts. And to enhance our offerings to our members, and beyond, we’re starting a blog to bring our content to a wider audience in a new format. Stay tuned for expert advice, garden stories, book reviews, open garden information, featured seasonal plants and more. Be sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with…