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30 Great Plants for 30 Great Years (Part 2)

Great Plants List

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)

Great Plants List

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,…