Monday, September 4, 2017

Fall Plant Fest is coming right up!

The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (you do know them, right?) has that well-know and loved Spring plant sale dubbed Hortlandia. Yes, you went, you bought incredible plants from specialty vendors, you got the t-shirt...

But wait - there's a fabulous Fall version happening on September 16th, called Fall PlantFest! And it's not just about getting cool plants into your grubby little hands.
Because for Fall PlantFest, HPSO sponsors a world-class speaker to kind of prep you for the upcoming Fall planting season (you know, when it actually rains and you can dig your soil?)

This year's speaker is none other than Sean Hogan of Cistus Nursery, who will present "Sean's Top 40" (he's talking plants, not music, of course.) Sean has a passion for plants and you'll hear about plants from the West coast to Mediterranean settings to woodlands to lush tropical areas.
Photo by Sean Hogan

Multiple specialty vendors will be on hand, with many plants that can only be seen and purchased in the fall, including fall and winter bulbs, perennials, shrubs, plants for winter interest, and varieties that will perform well in our gardens next year.

There's also a botanical display and book sales, and Sean has promised to bring lots of door prizes!

Photo by Sean Hogan

The whole shebang happens on Saturday, September 16, with the lecture beginning at 10am,  followed by the plant sale from 11am to 2pm. It's at the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland, OR. Admission to the lecture is $10 for HPSO members and $20 for non-members. The plant sale is free to the public.

Photo by Sean Hogan

Remember, Sean says, "Fall is the best time to plant." And if you have any questions, there's lots more info right here to entice you.

Happy plant shopping - right after Sean reveals what you can't live without in your garden!


  1. That should be fun. Hopefully temps will have dropped and fires contained at that point. Yikes - what an end to summer, huh?

  2. Somebody please provide a transcript of Sean's top 40!

  3. Thanks for the reminder! I finally registered for the lecture!

  4. Fantastic graphic design with the top photo! Now that's just exciting!

    1. Yes, great design, but not mine, Alyse; from a designer at HPSO, maybe Scott Weber or Kate McMillan?

  5. If I lived in (or near!) Oregon, I wouldn't miss it! Here, we are prepping for winter - and not the nice, rainy kind either ;)


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