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Bob Hyland

2018 Show Judge, designer and horticulturist, Hyland Garden Design

Bob Hyland is a Portland, Oregon-based horticultural consultant and designer. He owns Hyland Garden Design and Contained Exuberance, a garden pottery showroom and design studio. During his 38-year career, Bob has managed horticulture and education programs at leading public gardens (Longwood Gardens, San Francisco Botanical Garden & Brooklyn Botanic Garden). Before moving to Portland in 2011, he co-owned and operated Loomis Creek Nursery in the Hudson Valley. Rooted in the Pacific Northwest for 6 years, Bob serves on the boards of both Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and Pacific Horticulture Society.

Layering a Garden: Strategies, Decisions and Plant Selections

Does your garden look flat, one-dimensional, or lack flow and rhythm? Portland plantsman and garden designer Bob Hyland discusses strategies to layer plantings and how to choose the right plants for your site, including illustrating how to knit plantings together in harmonious textural compositions. The key to success is understanding plant shape and form, flower and fruit sequencing, pruning and deadheading decisions, and the topography of your garden.

Wednesday, Feb 7 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room

25 Top-Performing Garden Plants

Portland plantsman Bob Hyland has gardened in a variety of hardiness zones on both coasts and understands the value of great plant picks. Top-performing plants offer multi-season interest with flowers, foliage, bark, good architecture and form, and no-fuss maintenance. Bob discusses his favorite small trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and annuals and highlights their adaptability to the climate zones of the Pacific Northwest, wildlife value, and overall pizzazz.

Thursday, Feb 8 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room