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2014 HPSW Fall Meeting Line-Up

September 15th– Susan Peterson, Urban Gardens

October 12th- Bulb Sale!

November 17th -Ross Bayton How Plants Get Their Names

Spring Plant Sale – Saturday April 19th, 10am – 2pm CUH

IMG_3549_cWe invite you to our fourth annual Spring Plant Sale held this year again at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Doors open at 10:00 am!  Center for Urban Horticulture: 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA, NHS Hall

Plant list coming soon Now Posted OnlineThere are additional plants available in limited quantities.  Come get these treasures before they sell out.  Seeds will also be available from members’ gardens and from native plant collections at $1 per packet.

Contact us at if you’ld like to help with primping the pots, labeling, transferring the plants from our greenhouse to CUH, cashiering or any general question-answering!  We need your expertise!

NW Flower & Garden Show 2014

Curious about hardy plants? Come chat with us at the NW Flower and Garden Show this year in booth 2816! We are a friendly group of plant nerds that propagates plants, packages seed, tours, weeds and mulches together.


2014 Show Booth

Our Flower and Garden Show committee put together a container display of hardy plants including drama queen Gunnera manicata, colorful container standbys Cupressus ‘Wilma Goldcrest’ and Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’, intriguing Ruscus hypoglossum and incredibly trailing Heucherella ‘Yellowstone Falls’.

The stunning foliage detail photography in the posters of Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten‘ and Impatiens omieana is compliments of member Lynne Harrison Photos (c).

2013 Elisabeth Carey Miller Memorial Lecture – Sept 19

On behalf of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden and Richie Steffen, I am sending this announcement for the

Tony Avent - Miller Lecture

Tony Avent – Miller Lecture

The Pendleton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Charitable Foundation and the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden would like to invite the members of the Hardy Plant Society of Washington to attend the Elisabeth Carey Miller Memorial Lecture. This yearly event is dedicated to the horticultural legacy of Mrs. Miller and highlights her commitment to education and public outreach. This is a free lecture and is offered as a gift from the Charitable Foundation to the horticultural community.

The lecture this year will feature renowned plantsman and horticulturist Tony Avent, owner of Plant Delights Nursery and the co-founder of the Juniper Level Botanic Garden in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Avent’s talk will be So Many Plants, So Little Time: Little Known Perennial Favorites to Delight and Excite!

Below is an invitation that can be shared with others in your organization. If you have any questions or need the invitation in a different format, please contact me at or call the garden at the number below.

Reservations for free e-tickets can be made at or by clicking the links below. I hope that you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there.


HPSW Summer Picnic – Sunday August 4th

RoseThe HPSW picnic will be Sunday August 4th 11-2 at Beda Herbison’s house.

This is a potluck. Bring a dish to share. We will be outside if the weather cooperates, and inside if it doesn’t. Beda has a lovely garden so we can enjoy her garden and socialize.

HPSW will supply plates, cups, cutlery, napkins and drinks.

Please contact if you are a member and haven’t received directions yet.