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Hardy Palm International (HPI)

Articles featured in HPI are produced by readers of the journal, and thus are non-technical in nature. Each issue features stories which chronicle the successes and failures of readers in their exotic gardening efforts. As such, the journal is an important resource from which even the experienced gardener and exotic plant fan can learn. Do you want to contribute an article to HPI? Please contact the HPI coordinating editor for details.

Hardy Palm International has changed! In 2018 the small format printed journal was replaced by a larger format high resolution pdf version, sent to members by email. Not only does the content and total material per issue remain the same or greater, but articles now include live links and opportunity for feedback from readers. There are two issues per year. Distribution times are variable but generally about 6 months apart.

Table of Contents for the October 2016 issue of Hardy Palm International:

  • A Day with Dave Alvarez
  • Feb 2011  cover A Nick Parker spends a day visiting several special gardens in and around Seattle with former Society member Dave Alvarez
  • Jelly Palm Jelly
    Sheryl St Gelais describes how Canada's first home grown palm jelly came into being
  • Zone Denial Takes Root in Kelowna
    Jay Rowland visits two exotic gardens near his summer retreat in zone 6 Kelowna BC
  • Through the Hedges
    Nick shines his spotlight on a beautiful Cordyline australis in Saanich on Vancouver Island
  • Philip Bourque's Victoria Garden
    A transplanted Calgarian details how he created his dream garden on the West Coast
  • From the Mentorship Files
    Edith Camm has a few suggestions on how to log, classify, identify and generally manage your garden plants
  • Victoria Garden Tour - A Delightful Day
    Charlie Warburton chronicles the Society's first summer garden tour of Victoria gardens
  • Follow-ups
    Survival and progress updates on species previously reported in this journal

The HPI Master List (pdf format)

The Master List details the title, author, source (if applicable) and issue number of every article that has ever appeared in HPI up to issue number 98. The list can be downloaded in two formats - by article title or by issue number .

Back Issues

NEW! Back issues of HPI starting at issue #51 to the current issue #102 have been converted to pdf format, and single issues are available free of charge to current members upon request. Issues prior to #51 were not suitable for this conversion, and a few issues in this range are missing. The original intent of these pdf files was print publication so there is considerable variation in format. We suggest you peruse the master list (above) before making a request. If you are interested, please contact John Brimacombe citing the issue number that you want.


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