Tag Archives: HPSO

Upcoming HPSO book talk; Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Those of us living in the greater Portland area have been aware of this development for a while, but those of you gardening in other parts of the Pacific NW might not have heard. There is a new book on … Continue reading

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Hortlandia 2016 – a sure sign of spring!

Yesterday was the first day of the always highly anticipated Hortlandia – the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s annual spring plant sale, where area nurseries ply their astonishing and varied abundance. I figured this year, I’d help out a little, … Continue reading

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The Food, the Shade, and the Formal – three totally different gardens

Next weekend the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is yet again partnering with the Garden Conservancy for the annual Garden Conservancy Open Garden Tour. The tour is a fundraiser for a couple of good causes – it supports both organizations’ … Continue reading

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From the inside looking out – towards their future!

Usually, when I get called out for a garden consultation, it is obvious the people need help. Occasionally, it’s just someone who just moved here, who want to learn what is growing in their garden. Other times, it’s someone who can’t … Continue reading

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Judgmental for a day!

It is garden show season, and through some unexpected turns of events, I ended up being one of the judges of this year’s Yard, Garden, and Patio Show at the Portland Convention Center. (Thank you, William!) I always try to … Continue reading

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