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Open Gardens: Touring Portland’s Private Gardens (and surrounding areas)

Old Germantown Gardens

The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s Open Gardens program offers our members the opportunity to visit and learn from the gardens of other members, from the Oregon Coast to Bend and from the south Willamette Valley to the Seattle area. We publish an Open Gardens Book for our members each March with area gardens that are open each weekend from April through October. During June, July, August and September, gardens are also opened the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. This wonderful program offers gardeners the opportunity to see a variety of garden sizes and styles, gaining inspiration and… 


Hardscaping: Creating Structure, Context and Balance in your Garden

Lillyvilla Gardens - Hardscaping

ARTICLE BY: LAUREN HALL-BEHRENS Originally Published in the HPSO Quarterly in Winter 2013 Lauren Hall-Behrens is a HPSO Member, Garden Designer & Owner of Lilyvilla Gardens *** Hardscape, including paths, patios, arbors, and pergolas, is the solid material underfoot and the architecture overhead that creates the framework and the structure of a garden. It dictates how we move through and react to a space and establishes an architectural relationship between a garden and the home it surrounds. This structural framework also contains and organizes a garden’s plants. A well-designed hardscape can bring an overall sense of order and calm to…