Salem Hardy Plant Society

Upcoming Events


March 7, 2017         Tuesday             SHPS Monthly meeting - 7pm at Mission Mill Dye House, 1313                                                      Mill ST SE, Salem OR, John Andreson from Iseli Nursery with                                                        French Prairie Nursery bringing plants for sale

March 11, 2017      Saturday              Pruning Hybrid Tea and Shrub Roses - Marion Co Master                                                              Gardeners Demonstration Garden, 3180 Center ST NE, 9:30am                                                        to 11:30am, bring heavy coat and gloves if you would like to                                                        prune, free and open to the public

March 14, 2017      Tuesday              'Building Our Garden" with Burl Mostul, Willamette Valley                                                              Hardy Plant Group, 7pm, Campbell Community Center, 155                                                            High ST, Eugene, OR, admission is $5 for non-members and                                                          $20 for yearly membership, ample parking at lot on the                                                              corner of 2nd and High

March 18, 2017      Saturday             Dividing Hostas - Marion Co Master Gardeners Demonstration                                                      Garden, 3180 Center ST NE, 10am to noon, free and open to                                                          the public

March 19, 2017    Sunday                  "The Gardens of the Cornish Colony" with Bill Noble, 2pm,                                                             Willamette Heritage Center Center Dye House, 1313 Mill ST                                                           SE, Salem, $10 per ticket, contact 503-838-0527, Lord and                                                             Shriver Conservancy Speaker 

March 24-25, 2017 Fri-Saturday          Deepwood Plant Sale, 10am to 3pm, 1116 Mission St SE, Salem                                                       OR, free admission

March 25, 2017     Saturday              Fruit Tree Grafting and Scion Exchange - Marion Co Master                                                          Gardeners Demonstration Garden, 3180 Center ST NE, 9am to                                                        11am, OSU Master Gardeners will teach grafting, root stock                                                          for sale $5 each, many kinds of scion wood, tools provided,                                                        free and open to the public

March 25, 2017      Saturday             Hydrangeas Plus Spring Break Sale, 10am to 3pm, along with                                                        Sebrights, Out in the Garden Nursery, and Gosslers, 6543                                                            Zimmerman Rd, Aurora OR

March 28, 2017     Tuesday                Marion Co Master Gardeners monthly meeting, Salem Public                                                         Library, Anderson Room, 585 Liberty St SE, Salem OR, 7pm,                                                           Richie Stefffen from the Miller Botanical Garden and Great                                                           Plant Picks will talk about Wild Plants for the Civilized                                                                 Garden. Free to all

March 30, 2017      Thursday             "Ancient Places - People and Llandscapes in the Emerging                                                          NW", Jack Nisbet will give a talk at the Eco Hub, 1313 Mill ST                                                        SE, Salem OR at the Willamette Heritage Center, free and open                                                      to the public, talk is from 6pm to 7pm

April 1, 2017          Saturday             Gardenpalooza, Fir Point Farms, Aurora OR, 8am to 4pm

April 1, 2017          Saturday             Heronswood Early Spring Sale, 10am to 3pm, 7530 NE 288th,                                                        Kingston WA

April 4, 2017          Tuesday              SHPS monthly meeting, 7pm, Mission Mill Dye House, 1313 Mill                                                      St SE, Salem, Mark Leichty from Little Prince of Oregon will be                                                      our speaker

​April 8, 2017          Saturday             Leach Botanical Garden Plant Sale, 9:30am to 2pm, Floyd Light                                                        Middle School, 10800 SE Washington St, Portland OR

April 11, 2017        Tuesday              Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group Meeting, 7pm at the                                                              Campbell Community Center, 155 High St, Eugene OR, Speaker                                                      will be Sue Olsen of Foliage Gardens in Bellevue WA talking                                                        about Ferns for All Seasons, Admission is $5 for non-                                                                members or $20 per year. See                                                        for more information.

April 15-16, 2017    Sat-Sun              Hortlandia 2017, Portland Expo Center, HPSO spring plant sale

April 21-22, 2017    Friday-Saturday   Friends of Bush Garden Plant Sale, Salem Riverfront Park,                                                            10am to 7pm on Friday, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday see                                                 for more information

May 2, 2017           Tuesday             SHPS Monthly meeting, 7pm, Mission Mill Dye House, 1313 Mill                                                       St SE, Salem, Lucille Whitman will be our speaker 

May 5-6, 2017        Friday-Saturday   Marion Co Master Gardeners Spring Sale, Oregon State                                                               Fairgrounds Columbia Hall - red gate, free parking and                                                               entrance, Friday 10-7, Saturday 9-5

May 6, 2017           Saturday            Multnomah Co Master Gardeners Incredible Edibles Plant Sale,                                                     10am to 3pm, 1624 NE Hancock ST, Portland,                                                                     

May 6-7, 2017        Sat-Sun             Clackamas Co Master Gardeners Spring Garden Fair, Clackamas                                                    Co Event Center, 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR, free parking, $5                                                        admission, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4

May 13-14, 2017    Sat-Sun              Heronswood Spring Sale, 10am to 3pm, 7530 NE 288th, Kingston                                                    WA

May 27, 2017         Saturday            Inviting Vines, Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego,                                                                     for more information

May 27-29, 2017    Sat-Mon             Cascade Nursery Trail Spring Fever Open House, 10am to 5pm,                                                      all 6 nurseries will be open,                                                         for map and more information

June 17, 2017        Saturday            Designers Garden Tour, 10am to 4pm, tour 7 beautiful gardens                                                     on Portland's West Side, order tickets online

June 23-25, 2017    Friday-Sunday    Flourish, Plant Study Weekend, Victoria, Canada

                                                   Registration begins 2-1-17

July 8-9, 2017        Sat-Sun             Cascade Nursery Trail Midsummer Madness Plant Sale, 10am to                                                    5pm at all 6 nurseries, for map                                                    and more information          

​July 22, 2017         Saturday            Heronswood Summer Sale, 10am to 3pm, 7530 NE 288th,                                                              Kingston WA

​August 19, 2017    Saturday            Cascade Nursery Trail Jewel Box Plant Sale, 9am to 3pm at                                                          Sebright's, 7185 Lakeside Dr NE, Salem OR, wine tasting and                                                        food available as well

Sept 9, 2017          Saturday            SHPS Fall plant sale - Sebrights Nursery, 9am to 3pm

Sept 16, 2017        Saturday            Heronswood Fall Plant Sale, 10am to 3pm, 7530 NE 288th,                                                              Kingston WA

Sept 23-24, 2017   Sat-Sun              Cascade Nursery Trail Colors of Fall Festival, 10am to 5pm at all                                                    6 nurseries on the trail, for                                                          map and more information

Garden Courtesy

One of the most enjoyable and inspiring elements of belonging to SHPS is the open gardens. You can experience first-hand the trials, triumphs and wonderful serendipitous events that transpire in the garden. Because the gardener is opening up a personal space and sharing it with members, we need to be aware of some common sense courtesies. Please do not take cuttings, seeds, plants  or cut flowers without the permission of the owner. Stay on the paths and, if wondering about the name of a plant, please ask and do not wander into the beds. (A great way to find out the name of a plant is to take a photo with your smart phone. When the garden host is located, you can easily ask the name of that particular plant.) Please keep children under your watchful eye. Something else to consider: although your pet may behave perfectly well, the pets of the garden host/hostess may react to your pet and cause a disturbance, so maybe leave your pet at home. Finally, don't forget to express your gratitude to your fellow gardener who has shared their little piece of heaven with you.                                                                        Leonard Foltz