The Hort Report

THE HORT REPORT is our beautiful 8-page member newsletter, published three times a year, with interesting articles about our coming events, plants, and all things horticultural.

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Current issues of THE HORT REPORT are available to members only.  Past issues of the newsletter may be viewed below.

Past Issues of

The Hort Report

September 2019

Featuring:

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration snapshots
  • Fall Lecture Series
  • Plant Profile: Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
  • 1969 to 2019: History Highlights Timeline
  • Annual Garden Tour wrap-up
  • Volunteer Profile: Pat Cieslak

May 2019

Featuring:

  • Nancy Boyd Long, Founder
  • Volunteer Profile: Nancy Blois
  • Cedarcroft Farmhouse & Garden Tour information
  • Winter Seminar snapshots
  • Sidney Silber Scholarship winner: Chelsea West
  • Plant Profile: Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
  • January Plant Forum snapshots

January 2019

Featuring:

  • Beautiful Bark
  • Lending Library
  • Spring Lecture Series
  • Plant Profile: Hellebores (Helleborous) 
  • Vollmer Center Garden Update
  • Winter Seminar: Perennially Inspired! information
  • Smithsonian Gardens Trip

September 2018

Featuring:

  • Community Gardens

  • Fall Lecture Series

  • Plant Profile: American Hornbeam & Hop Hornbeam

  • Delaware Botanic Garden Trip wrap up

  • Garden Tour snapshots

  • Anthony Venable, Cylburn Intern & Kate Blom, retirement

  • New HSM Board Officers

May 2018

Featuring:

  • Annual Garden Tour: Baltimore County

  • Volunteer Thank You, Helene Clapperton

  • Plant Profile: Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria)           

  • Babikow: American Growers Since 1875

  • Plant Forum & Winter Workshop snapshots

  • Sidney Silber Scholarship winner: Lauren Makowiecki

  • Delaware Botanic Garden Trip information

January 2018

Featuring:

  • Great Dixter’s Fergus Garrett & Special Event information

  • Spring Lecture Series

  • Plant Profile: Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)       

  • New Landscape Plant Identification Manual

  • Winter Seminar: Perennially Inspired! information

  • HSM In the Community

  • Foreign Garden Trips: Japan, England & Italy

September 2017

Featuring:

  • Quest for Herbal Perfection

  • Fall Lecture Series

  • Plant Profile: Blanket Flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora)       

  • New American Landscape Institute

  • Jean Reese Worthley, A Remembrance

  • Garden Tour snapshots

  • England Tour snapshots

May 2017

Featuring:

  • Annual Garden Tour: Annapolis

  • Plant Profile: Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatic)           

  • The Living Soil

  • The Perennial Farm: Growing with the Times

  • Winter Seminar snapshots

January 2017

Featuring:

  • Winter Seminar: Perennially Inspired!

  • Spring Lecture Series

  • Plant Profile: Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)        

  • An Interview with Leigh Barnes

  • Talking Tomatoes: with Craig LeHoullier & workshop information

  • New American Garden Exhibit at the Vollmer Center

  • Book Awards: On Walnut Hill 

September 2016

Featuring:

  • Vollmer Garden Update

  • Fall Lecture Series

  • Plant Profile: New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)    

  • Bill Kuhl, For the Love of Hollies

  • Garden Tour snapshots

  • 100th Birthday Party for Pauline Vollmer

  • HSM in the Community

May 2016

Featuring:

  • Annual Garden Tour: Roland Park, Guilford & Tuscany-Canterbury

  • Plant Profile: Lilac Daphne (Daphne genkwa)            

  • Flora for Birds and Bees: Making Way for ‘Wildlife Corridors’

  • Henry J. Hohman: Maryland’s Master Nurseryman

  • Winter Seminar snapshots

January 2016

Featuring:

  • Winter Seminar: Perennially Inspired!

  • Spring Lecture Series

  • Plant Profile: Sweetshrub (Calycanthus fluoridus)     

  • I Say Aster, You Say Symphyotichum: DNA and new plant names

  • An Interview with Max Bloom

  • Silber Garden Fundraising Plant Sale

  • New American Garden Exhibit in D.C.

September 2015

Featuring:

  • Koinonia: A Story of Peace, Love and Herbs

  • Fall Lecture Series

  • Plant Profile: Plum-tart Iris (Iris graminea)          

  • Garden Tour and France Trip snapshots

  • On Walnut Hill: The Evolution of a Garden          

  • Tashiding Fundraiser snapshots

  • HSM In the Community

May 2015

Featuring:

  • Annual Garden Tour: Monkton & Jarrettsville

  • Tashiding Garden & Fundraising event

  • Plant Profile: Two Chokeberries (Aronia)        

  • Dr. Norman Highstein, A Remembrance

  • Winter Seminar snapshots

  • National PPA Symposium in Baltimore

  • HSM supports: Rawlings Conservatory & Great Kids Farm

  • Q&A: Soil Compaction

January 2015

Featuring:

  • Winter Seminar: Perennially Inspired!

  • Spring Lecture Series

  • Plant Profile: Tillandsia         

  • Pauline Vollmer: Gardener, Educator, Benefactor

  • Vollmer Garden Dedication

  • Public Gardens in Region, part 2