For your spring plant buying, don’t miss the annual Hardy Plant Society Spring Plant Sale and Garden Festival.

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 17-18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Expo Center, Hall C, in Portland.

This season there will be 79 specialty nurseries and wholesalers, 25 garden artists, community organizations, book sales, 6 tables of botanical samples, and garden experts. Free admission.

For more information: 503-224-5718 or

If you want to connect with other gardeners, have access to open gardens virtually year ’round, and attend insightful garden programs, become a member of HPSO. It’s worth the very reasonable $35 for individual memberships (or only $40 for individual + one membership). Find out more about member benefits at