If you really love hosta, I highly encourage you to attend the Midwest Regional Hosta Convention which will be in Madison, Wisconsin this year. The convention will take place July 7-9.
What's a hosta convention?
In short, it's a gathering of people who love hostas.
What can you expect to see or do?
You can expect to see hostas, of course. There will be hosta vendors from around the country selling hostas, and opportunities to tour beautiful hosta gardens in the area.
Where can I find more information?
Do I have to attend all days?
No, you can just come for a day.
Not to be missed?
The Friday night hosta auction is usually something to be seen, unless you have a very strong weakness for hosta and won't be able to control yourself.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Even though the Cheesehead Garden looks like this, this morning:
I was going to say it's time to think spring, but technically even though it doesn't feel like spring, it is spring here in Wisconsin. Mark June 18th on your calendars, as that is when the Outagamie County Master Gardener's Club will be hosting their annual Garden Discoveries Garden Walk. There will be 8 gardens to tour, including the Cheesehead Garden and two of my friends whose gardens have been featured on Cheesehead Gardening episodes. Local artists will be featured at each garden. The cost to tour all of the gardens is $5 plus 2 non-perishable items.
Speaking of the Outagamie Master Gardener's Club, they are holding their annual plant sale on May 21st. More details can be found here.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
I was out in the yard today raking, and I started cheering....look what I found...
My husband looked at me strange, but then he did a little, "Yah, hosta nubs." Not quite as enthusiastic as me, more like poking fun at me....but I'll take it!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
If you love hosta, and live is Northeast Wisconsin then you should join the annual meeting of the Green and Gold Hosta Society. The meeting is held at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens on April 13th from 6-9pm. There will be door prizes, treats, and great conversations about hostas and gardening. A great way to shake those winter blues (even though it's supposed to officially be spring).
Why join? It's a great way to meet people with similar interests for one. Also there are 3 hosta chit chats though out the summer, where you can tour member gardens. There is also an annual road trip, and you can order discounted club hostas from Bob Solberg.
Hope to see you there!