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Sedum & Sempervivum: Cold Hardy Succulents with Sedum Chicks

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ARTICLE BY: KATE McMILLAN Kate McMillan is a HPSO Board member and owner of Cultiverity, a garden design company in Portland. When she’s not working on her own or someone else’s garden, she’s running her web design studio, Outbox Online. She can often be found posting to the HPSO Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter feeds, and coordinating this blog. *** I think it’s fair to say that most everyone would like their garden to contain beautiful plants, with lovely color and texture, that can withstand drought, that play well with others, and that don’t require much maintenance. Whether your garden… 


Plant Profile: Crocosmias

Crocosmia

ARTICLE BY: TOM FISCHER HPSO member, Tom Fischer, is editor-in-chief at Timber Press in Portland, Oregon. A prolific writer as well as an editor, his articles have been featured in magazines such as Garden Design, Gardens Illustrated, and Martha Stewart Living. His book, Perennial Companions: 100 Dazzling Plant Combinations for Every Season, was published by Timber Press in February 2009, followed by The Gardener’s Color Palette in 2010. You can read many of his articles on his website, OverPlanted.com. *** Excessive caution is as great a blight in the garden as powdery mildew or anthracnose. It keeps us from unleashing… 


Ground Cover is the Answer

Benefits of Ground Cover

ARTICLE BY: KATE McMILLAN Kate McMillan is a HPSO Board member and owner of Cultiverity, a garden design company in Portland. When she’s not working on her own or someone else’s garden, she’s running her web design studio, Outbox Online. She can often be found posting to the HPSO Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter feeds, and coordinating this blog. *** You know that person who is always like, “Have you heard about ____? You have to try it!” That’s me with ground cover. I tell everyone about its virtues in the garden, and why not? It’s the answer to so… 


30 Great Plants for 30 Great Years (Part 2)

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If you haven’t seen Part 1 of this post, which outlines the first 15 plants on our 30 Great Plants for 30 Great Years list in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Hortlandia this year, you can check it out here. We had dozens of initial selections provided by you on our Facebook page, then we polled you to narrow down the choices.  Over 1000 people cast a vote, and the final list of 30 Great Plants for 30 Great Years was published in the Oregonian: Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s 30 favorite plants (this article is written by HPSO Board Member… 


30 Great Plants for 30 Great Years (Part 1)

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We hope everyone had a great time at Hortlandia last weekend.  What a great sale!  So many plant nerds (old & new) showed up to shop for their gardens, and we’re rooting for all their purchases to be a big success! One of the ways we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the sale was by polling our audience for their 30 favorite plants for Pacific Northwest gardens.  We had dozens of initial selections provided by you on our Facebook page, then we polled you to narrow down the choices.  Over 1000 people cast a vote, and the final list of 30… 


The Lifecycle of a Cardiocrinum giganteum (Giant Himalayan Lily) – plus a garden tip!

Cardiocrinum giganteum

ARTICLE BY: BRUCE WAKEFIELD Bruce Wakefield is an HPSO member, previous HPSO Board President, HPSO Office Administrator, and co-owner of Old Germantown Gardens. *** It’s hard to imagine drifts of towering Himalayan lilies during the gray days of January, but very soon their dormant bulbs will start to emerge.  The giant Himalayan lilies, or Cardiocrinum giganteum, are a sight to behold in early June.  These late days of winter are the perfect time to divide some of the more crowded Cardiocrinum bulbs. Cardiocrinums make a spectacular statement in the garden!  Whether they are in full bloom or in seed pod,…