Salem Hardy Plant Society

Upcoming Events

​​​​​May 11, 2017        Thursday            Nature Talk: Wicked Plants of Oregon, Eco Hub, Willamette                                                            Heritage Center, 1313 Mill ST SE, Salem, $5 suggested donation,                                                    John Savage will have a slideshow inspired by Amy Stewart's                                                    book Wicked Plants, call 503-779-5414 for more information

​May 13, 2017        Saturday             SHPS Open gardens, 9am to 3pm, see newsletter for directions                                                    and locations

May 13, 2017        Saturday             Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group, Plant Sale, 9am to 2pm,                                                         Lane Co Fairgrounds, Auditorium Building

May 13, 2017        Saturday             Oregon Trail Iris Society Show, noon to 4pm, center + (dining                                                       hall), 2615 Portland RD NE, Salem, Judged show

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

May 19-21, 2017    Fri-Sun               Wiking: Wine tasting and Wildflower Hiking in the Gorge,                                                            Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, hikes, regional                                                          wines, presentations, gourmet dinners at the Lyle Hotel, for                                                        more information or call                                                      503-779-5414

May 20, 2017         Saturday            SHPS Open gardens, 10am to 4pm, see newsletter for                                                                directions and locations

May 20, 2017         Saturday            SHPS Saturday Social, Santiam Brewery, 2544 19th ST SE, noon

May 20, 2017         Saturday            Marion Co Master Gardeners open house, Demonstration                                                            Garden, 9am to noon, Native Plants 9-9:30, Thinning apples and                                                    pears 10-10:30, AM Keyhole gardening 11-11:30

May 23, 2017         Tuesday             Marion Co Master Gardeners, Jim Gilbert from One Green                                                             World, Unique and Unusual Fruiting Plants, 7pm, Anderson                                                           Room, Salem Library, free and open to the public

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

May 27, 2017        Saturday             Marion Co Master Gardeners Drip irrigation workshop, 10am to                                                     noon, Demonstration Garden

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

June 25, 2017        Sunday              Willamette Valley Native Plant Society Event: Field trip -                                                              Passport to Nature - Hikes at Iron Mountain, $5 per person, to                                                      register, call 503-779-5414 or                                                                                          

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 21-23, 2017    Fri-Sun               Salem Art Fair and Plant Sale, Bush's Pasture Park        

​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

Sept 26, 2017        Tuesday             Marion Co Master Gardeners, Dave Doolittle, Petal Heads                                                              Nursery will talk about Helebores, 7pm, Salem Library,                                                                Anderson Room, free and open to the public

October 24, 2017   Tuesday             Marion Co Master Gardeners, Owen Dell, Architect and Author                                                      will talk about Landscape Design, 7pm, Salem Library, free and                                                    open to the public

Nov 14, 2017         Tuesday             Marion Co Master Gardeners, Amy Garrett from OSU Small                                                            Farms Program will talk about dry land gardening, 7pm, Salem                                                    Library, Anderson Room, Free and open to the public

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