Fall Perennials Propagation Workshop October 29th – 10am to 4pm


Fall Perennials Propagation Workshop October 29th – 10am  to 4pm

Learn tricks of the trade from plant expert Bob Lilly. Overview of proper preparation begins promptly at 10am. Then we dive into division basics of key perennial types — no admittance after 11am. 

The basics will include Hosta, Pachyphragma, Crocosmia, Aconitum, Lilies, Polygonatum, Iris, Ophiopogon and more. We will also do hands-on winter prep on our perennials, techniques which can be used to help your garden thrive. Bulb planting in pots and methods. Lots of extras to take home and pot up or plant out in your own garden! General winterizing, apples to sample, bring one or two questions on separate pieces of paper to try to stump us. Bring a sack lunch which will be inside at 1pm. Dress well for wet weather although we will be under cover as much as possible.

Email us at pr@hardyplantsocietywa.org to reserve your space; limited to first 15.  Workshop to be held in Shoreline 

$20 non-members, $10 members. 

Bulb Sale 2016 Availability

Hardy Plant Society of Washington
6th Annual Fall Bulb and Plant Sale

Sunday Oct 9, 2016, 10 am – 2 pm

Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105

Tulipa Virichic

[Download entire file: 2016 Bulb Sale Availability XLS]

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HPSW Meeting –September 19th 7-9m Cass Turnbull “How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden”



How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden

Covers basic pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs as well as creative solutions to the overgrown or over-planted garden. The types of pruning cuts are shown and discussed. The concept of the ‘pruning budget’ is introduced. Plants are divided into three categories according to their natural habits and pruning techniques given for each. Before and after slides of pruning and diagrams will be used to illustrate pruning for size reduction and pruning for definition (thinning). And attendees will gain insight into the process of yard renovation, where pruning is but one tool in restoring a garden.

Meeting at Center for Urban Horticulture;  NHS Hall Section A,

3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105  MAP

Doors open at 6:30 for Seed Sales and food & socializing .

Business Meeting starts promptly at 7, We will sign up for the bulb sale – for bulb packaging on Oct 1 and 2, for weeding and primping and loading plants for the sale on Oct 8, and for the sale itself which is on Oct 9th followed by the talk.

HPSW Summer Plant Sale on July 2- 11am-3pm in Shoreline


HPSW will hold a summer sale  at Kandy Kroll’s house at 14555 Stone Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98155. Stone Ave is one block east of Highway 99 (Aurora). Take the 145th exit from I-5 and  head west towards Aurora Avenue. Turn right at Stone Ave N, and go down the hill. Kandy’s  house is at the bottom of the hill. 

You will be able to wander around the pots we have and choose the plants you want. You bring them down to the cashier station and we will price the pots there. Our prices are extremely reasonable. 

Please park on Kandy’s side of the road (west side) either outside Kandy’s yard or to the north. Don’t park on the east side, to allow the mail deliverer to reach the mailboxes there. 

We will be able to accept cash, credit cards and checks at this sale. 

Stone Ave N is a dead end street, but if you want refreshments, there are several choices on Aurora Avenue nearby, for example Kidd Valley is just south of 145th on Aurora, McDonald’s is north at about 150th; and there’s a good pizza place nearby. 

we hope to see you on July 2nd!

Pamela Perrott

206 999 3092 for questions

HPSW Annual Potluck Picnic – July 9th


HPSW  annual potluck picnic will be held at Beda Herbison’s house on July 9th from 11am to 2pm.

Plates, cups, napkins, drink and cutlery will be provided, please bring a potluck dish to share

Come  will sit in the yard in chairs in the shade of Beda’s large Cedar tree, unless it rains, then we will go inside

Beda has a lovely garden so we can enjoy her garden and then eat