Hartley Magazine

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Supplemental Light and Your Greenhouse

As the air turns crisp and winter casts a shadow on these early fall days, who can ignore the fact that everyday becomes shorter too? Will there be enough light on winter’s shortest days for your indoor plants? Although the quantity of solar radiation the earth receives just outside the atmosphere is nearly constant,  the […]

Hinsdale Garden Club celebrates 90th anniversary

Greenhouse enthusiasts in Hinsdale Illinois have been celebrating their 90th anniversary this year and say the key to their longevity is friendship. The gardening club, initially set up in 1921, hasn’t changed much since its inception except that it has increased its membership to around 100 members – compared with the original 35. Hinsdale’s mission […]

New England Garden Designers Take High Tea With Hartley At The British Consulate

Over 70 of New England’s leading landscape architects and garden designers will be the guests of Dr Phil Budden, the UK’s Consul General to New England on September 27 when the British Consulate Boston, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosts a horticultural high tea featuring talks by Johnny Mobasher, managing director of Hartley Botanic and international […]

Cool Ideas and Hot Plant Picks

I recently attended a three-day plant-o-rama—a garden study weekend sponsored by the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon. Each morning, all 500-plus of us (some from as far away as England) gathered at the University of Portland to listen to horticultural stars like designer Nan Sinton, landscape architect Bernard Trainor, and edibles expert Jack Staub. Afternoons […]