​​​​​​​​Sept. 23, 2017       Saturday             Dancing Oaks, Tomato Tasting, 12 to 3pm, 17900 Priem Rd,                                                             Monmouth, OR 97361

Sept. 23, 2017       Saturday             Marion Co Master Gardeners Open Garden, 9:30 to 11:30am,                                                           3180 Center ST NE , Salem

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

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

October 1, 2017                             Become a Master Gardener! Applications available in October,                                                      classes start in January, learn more about gardening, share                                                        what you know, serve your community, call 503-373-3770 or                                                        email neil.bell@oregonstate.edu

October 3, 2017    Tuesday              SHPS monthly meeting, 1313 Mill ST SE (Dye House at Mission                                                      Mill), 20 English Gardens with the Palmers, 7pm

October 4, 2017     Wed                  Tour the Pringle Creek Greenhouse, 3911 Village Center Dr SE,                                                      Salem, see veggies for fall and winter seasons, 4:00 to 5:00pm

October 7, 2017    Saturday             Mason Bee Clinic, Pre-registration required, call 503-373-3770,                                                      9am to noon, 3180 Center ST NE, Salem

October 8, 2017     Sunday              HPSO Genius Program:Hardy Cyclamen with Robin Hansen,                                                            Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, 3pm,                                                        $5.00 at the door, plants for sale

October 10, 2017   Tuesday             Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group, "Plants for Western                                                              Gardens:Natives and Others" with Paul Bonine of Xera Nursery,                                                    7pm Campbell Community Center, 155 High ST, Eugene OR $5                                                        non members

October 21, 2017   Saturday            Create a Backyard WIldlife and Pollinator Habitat free                                                                  workshop, pre-registration required, call 503-373-3770, Marion                                                    Co Master Gardeners, 9am to noon, 3180 Center St NE Salem

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 7, 2017           Tuesday             SHPS monthly meeting, 1313 Mill ST SE (Dye House at Mission                                                       Mill), Rich Baer to talk about Pests in the Garden, 7pm

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

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

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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