​​​​​​​​​​Feb. 24, 2018          Saturday            Fruit Tree Pruning Basics, 9am to 10:30am and 11am to                                                                12:30pm, Calvary Orchard


March 2, 2018        Friday                Plant Nerd Night, 7pm (doors open at 6pm), Lake Bible Church,                                                      4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego OR, free admission, arrive                                                        early to secure a seat and a parking space - presenters this                                                      year are: Cedarglen Floral Company, Cistus Nursery, Joy                                                              Creek  Nursery, Northwest Garden Nursery, Secret Garden                                                          Growers, and Terra Nova


March 6, 2018        Tuesday             SHPS monthly meeting, Maryann Lewis to speak on Aesthetic                                                      Pruning, 7pm Mission Mill Dye House, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem


March 13, 2018       Tuesday             "Camellias: The Revival of an Aristocrat", Robert Herald from                                                         Portland OR will be the speaker for Willamette Valley Hardy                                                         Plant Group, 7pm in the Campbell Community Center, 155                                                             High ST, Eugene OR, $5 for non-members, for more                                                                     information see www.thehardyplantgroup.org


March 17, 2018       Saturday            Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                     admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                       are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


March 18, 2018       Sunday              "A Man Named Pearl" film screening, Salem Cinema, 1127                                                            Broadway NE, Salem OR, Salem Cinema Reel Change for the                                                          community fundraiser for Lord and Schryver Conservancy,                                                          Self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar, tickets $12 in advance,                                                        $15 at the door, www.salemcinema.com/specialevents 


March 23-24, 2018   Fri-Sat               Deepwood Plant Sale, Featuring native and companion plants,                                                      9am to 3pm, Deepwood Greenhouse at 12th and Lee, Salem,                                                        Hard to find native plants, guided native plant tours of the                                                          nature trail, home tours at 9, 10, 11, and 12 both days


March 24, 2018       Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Garden Tour, 545 Mission ST, Salem, $5 per                                                              person over 16, children are free, trained docents will give                                                        guided tours of the Lord and Schryver Garden at Gaiety                                                              Hollow, tours begin promptly at 10:30am


March 27, 2018       Tuesday            Designing with Natives to Invite and Support Biodiversity at                                                        Home, Eileen Stark, MCMG, Salem Public Library, 7pm

                                                    Anderson Room


April 3, 2018           Tuesday            SHPS monthly meeting, Richie Steffen to speak on Ferns, 7pm,                                                      Mission Mill Dye House, 1313 Mill ST SE, Salem


April 6, 2018          Friday                Deepwood Garden Tours, Lord and Schryver Conservancy                                                            docents will give guided tours of the Lord and Schryver                                                              designed gardens at Deepwood, tours begin at 11am near                                                          the kiosk and restrooms, $5 over sixteen, children are free       

April 8, 2018          Sunday              Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                     admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                       are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


April 10, 2018         Tuesday            "Hydrangeas" with Kristin Van Hoose, Willamette Valley Hardy                                                      Plant Group, 7pm in the Campbell Community Center, 155 High                                                      ST, Eugene, $5 for non-members, see                                                                                        www.thehardyplantgroup.org for more information


April 14, 15, 2018    Sat-Sun             Hortlandia, HPSO's Spring Plant Sale


April 21, 2018         Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                     admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                       are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


​April 21-22, 2018    Sat-Sun             Friends of Bush Garden Plant Sale, Riverfront Park


April 22, 2018         Sunday             Genius Program, HPSO, Truls Jensen "A Plant Lovers Guide to                                                       Rock Gardening", Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy,                                                     Portland, 3pm, $5 admission, pay at the door


April 24, 2018         Tuesday           The Greatest Garden Shows on Earth, Dan Heims, MCMG, Salem                                                     Public Library, 7pm, Anderson Room


April 28, 2018         Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Garden Tour, 545 Mission ST, Salem, $5 per                                                              person over 16, children are free, trained docents will give                                                        guided tours of the Lord and Schryver Garden at Gaiety                                                              Hollow, tours begin promptly at 10:30am


May 4, 2018           Friday                Deepwood Garden Tours, Lord and Schryver Conservancy                                                            docents will give guided tours of the Lord and Schryver                                                              designed gardens at Deepwood, tours begin at 11am near                                                          the kiosk and restrooms, $5 over sixteen, children are free


May 8, 2018           Tuesday             Neil Bell will speak on Manzanitas and Hebes on trial at the                                                        Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group meeting, 7pm in the                                                            Campbell Community Center, 155 High ST, Eugene, OR, $5 for                                                        non-members, for more information see                                                                                    www.thehardyplantgroup.org


May 12-13, 2018     Sat-Sun             Polk County Master Gardeners Spring Sale


May 13, 2018          Sunday             Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                     admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                       are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


May 12, 2018          Saturday           Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group Plant Sale, 9am to 2pm,                                                         Lane County Fairgrounds


​May 19, 2018          Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                     admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                       are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


May 22, 2018          Tuesday            Witch's Broom - Using Dwarf Conifers in the Landscape, Sam                                                        Pratt, MCMG, Salem Public Library, 7pm, Anderson Room


May 26, 2018          Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Garden Tour, 545 Mission ST, Salem, $5 per                                                              person over 16, children are free, trained docents will give                                                        guided tours of the Lord and Schryver Garden at Gaiety                                                              Hollow, tours begin promptly at 10:30am


June 1, 2018          Friday                Deepwood Garden Tours, Lord and Schryver Conservancy                                                            docents will give guided tours of the Lord and Schryver                                                              designed gardens at Deepwood, tours begin at 11am near                                                          the kiosk and restrooms, $5 over sixteen, children are free


June 10, 2018         Sunday             Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                     admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                       are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


June 16, 2018         Saturday          Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                     admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                       are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


June 23, 2018        Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Garden Tour, 545 Mission ST, Salem, $5 per                                                             person over 16, children are free, trained docents will give                                                        guided tours of the Lord and Schryver Garden at Gaiety                                                              Hollow, tours begin promptly at 10:30am


July 6, 2018           Friday                Deepwood Garden Tours, Lord and Schryver Conservancy                                                            docents will give guided tours of the Lord and Schryver                                                              designed gardens at Deepwood, tours begin at 11am near                                                          the kiosk and restrooms, $5 over sixteen, children are free


July 8, 2018           Sunday              Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                    admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                      are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


July 21, 2018          Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                     admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                       are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


July 28, 2018         Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Garden Tour, 545 Mission ST, Salem, $5 per                                                             person over 16, children are free, trained docents will give                                                        guided tours of the Lord and Schryver Garden at Gaiety                                                              Hollow, tours begin promptly at 10:30am


August 3, 2018       Friday                Deepwood Garden Tours, Lord and Schryver Conservancy                                                            docents will give guided tours of the Lord and Schryver                                                              designed gardens at Deepwood, tours begin at 11am near                                                          the kiosk and restrooms, $5 over sixteen, children are free


August 12, 2018      Sunday             Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                     admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                       are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


August 18, 2018      Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                    admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                      are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


​August 25, 2018     Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Garden Tour, 545 Mission ST, Salem, $5 per                                                              person over 16, children are free, trained docents will give                                                        guided tours of the Lord and Schryver Garden at Gaiety                                                              Hollow, tours begin promptly at 10:30am


Sept. 7, 2018          Friday                Deepwood Garden Tours, Lord and Schryver Conservancy                                                            docents will give guided tours of the Lord and Schryver                                                              designed gardens at Deepwood, tours begin at 11am near                                                          the kiosk and restrooms, $5 over sixteen, children are free


​Sept 8, 2018           Saturday           SHPS fall plant sale, 9am to 3pm, Sebrights


Sept. 9, 2018          Sunday              Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                    admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                      are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


​Sept. 15, 2018        Saturday            Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, 545 Mission St, Salem,                                                                     admission $5.00 for those over 16, children are free, visitors                                                       are welcome to enjoy the gardens at their leisure, 1-4pm


Sept. 22, 2018        Saturday           Gaiety Hollow Garden Tour, 545 Mission ST, Salem, $5 per                                                              person over 16, children are free, trained docents will give                                                        guided tours of the Lord and Schryver Garden at Gaiety                                                              Hollow, tours begin promptly at 10:30am


Sept. 25, 2018         Tuesday            Prairie Plains - What is Happening to them, Joyce Zook, MCMG,                                                      Salem Public Library, 7pm, Anderson Room


October 23, 2018     Tuesday            Attracting Birds to your Backyard, Elaine Murphy, MCMG,                                                              Salem Public Library, 7pm, Anderson Room


Nov. 13, 2018          Tuesday            Planting for Pollinators, Lynda Boyer, MCMG, Salem Public                                                              Library, 7pm, Anderson Room





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

Salem Hardy Plant Society

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