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Genius Program: "Patio Plants and Their Care"
Tuesday, June 08, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: Programs

HPSO Gen(i)us Program featuring Ann Amato
"Patio Plants and Their Care: Houseplants that spend the summers outdoors"

Gardeners often have plants that need protection during the cooler months. Sometimes this means letting things go dormant in a cool garage or shed, but other times it means keeping a plant in your home. Some folks might call these houseplants, and they'd be correct, but calling them patio plants helps to create a category just for this group and their care. These plants get to experience the best of both worlds and deserve more of our attention in our personal garden designs and in our homes.
During the warmer months, many houseplants can benefit from going on a vacation to the garden. Some plants will likely grow better indoors if you can master this migration back and forth. While this process is a lot of work, it can be a lot of fun. If you can bring the outdoors in, why not bring the indoors out, push the process and the plants to master it! It’s a whole new twist on the topic of houseplants!
Ann Amato 
This presentation will include advice based on professional and personal experience and will also show collector plants that are great alternatives to plants commonly found in the marketplace.

Ann Amato is a seed propagator at Cistus Nursery and a propagator at Secret Garden Growers in Canby.   She's been a garden blogger ( for over a decade and is the recipient of an Oregon Nurseries Foundation Scholarship.  Currently she is the President of the Mt Hood Gesneriad Society, an affiliated chapter of The Gesneriad Society. When not working, she tends to her houseplant collection at home, many of which are either gesneriads or begonias. (There are over 500 different plants in her collection)

This is a Zoom presentation.  Price is $5 for members; $10 for non-members
HPSO programs are recorded and available for two weeks following the original presentation to all those who register for the programs.

Registration is now open!  Register here: 2021 Genius: Patio Plants & Their Care

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