​​​​​Nov. 9, 2017          Thursday            The good, the bad, the beautiful: The many facets of diatoms,                                                        tiny little algae plants, Rob Kimmich will discuss the role of                                                        diatoms, Eco Hub, Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill ST,                                                          Salem, $5 suggested donation at the door


Nov, 14, 2017         Tuesday            "A Tale of 2 Gardens/Garden Fever", Lori Vollmer of Garden                                                           Fever, 7pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High ST, Eugene                                                       OR, $5 non-members, visit www.thehardyplantgroup.org for                                                         more information


Nov. 18, 2017        Saturday             SHPS Saturday Social, Santiam Brewing, 2544 19th st, Salem                                                        12 noon


Nov. 18, 2017         Saturday           Sanitation and Pest Management in the Greenhouse, 9am to                                                         noon, Marion Co Health and Services Building, 3180 Center ST                                                       NE, Salem, to register call 503-373-3770


​Nov 21, 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


Dec. 2, 2017           Saturday           Create a Backyard Wildlife and Pollinator Habitat, 9am to noon,                                                     Marion Co Health and Services Bldg, 3180 Center ST NE, Salem,                                                     Pre-registration required before 11-24-17, 503-373-3770


Dec. 5, 2017           Tuesday            SHPS monthly meeting, 1313 Mill ST SE (Dye House at Mission                                                      Mill), Leonard Foltz from Dancing Oaks will speak on Slovenia,                                                      7pm


Jan. 2, 2018           Tuesday             SHPS monthly meeting, 1313 Mill ST SE (Dye House at Mission                                                     Mill), Member sharing and board elections, 7pm


​April 21-22, 2018    Sat-Sun             Plant Sale, Deepwoods





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

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