Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Hosta Show

Several years ago, I joined the local Hosta Society. I wanted to learn more about hostas and this was a good way to learn from other more experienced growers. Every year they have a Hosta Show where you bring your very best hosta leaves and you compete with other members. I had never entered the show before but this year I decided to try. Many of the members have wonderful hosta gardens with hundreds of superb plants and I didn't think that my box store hostas where as nice as other members hosta plants. I was entering only for the learning experience and what a great experience it was. I did win some ribbons but I learned far more than I expected. I am already planning and really looking forward to next years Hosta Show.
If you would like to learn more about hostas, look for a local hosta club in your area or check out the American Hosta Society web site (see links).
Happy Gardening!
The Creative Gardener

5 comments:

Janet said...

Hi Debbie, how fun! And congratulations for winning a ribbon or two. So what variety of Hosta did you enter?

Tatyana said...

Wow! Never seen so many hostas in one place! Congratulations with your ribbons!

Rosey Pollen said...

Wow!
I had no idea this club even existed!
Looks fun!
Rosey

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Congrats on your ribbons, though I know that wasn't your main intention when you entered. Your post reminds me that I DO want to learn more about hostas. There are so many and it does get confusing! I have a variety, perhaps 6 or 7 (?) but out of those, only 'really' like about 3. I'll check out the website you gave. It sounds like it will be helpful;-)

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