Longtime hosta grower and nurseryman Bob Solberg will explain what the HOTY is all about and will take you on a visual tour of these wonderful stalwarts of the hosta garden – one for each year since 1996! Attendees will view all 27 selections individually as well as photos of the entire HOTY collection. Furthermore, Bob will give a brief history of the American Hosta Growers Association, spell out its purpose, and show you its website. Come and join us!
Bob Solberg is owner of Green Hill Farm, a retail and wholesale hosta supplier in Franklinton, NC. His nursery is one of the foremost mail order providers of hostas in the United States, introducing new exciting varieties each year. As a hybridizer, Bob has created many garden-worthy cultivars throughout the years, perhaps the most well-known being Hosta ‘First Blush’. To date, Solberg has registered over 110 of his originations.