My Journey with Hostas
Saturday 7/17, 8 – 9:30 pm
Hansen currently holds over 179 U.S. Plant Patents and has registered 90 of his remarkable hosta originations. Furthermore, Hansen has contributed several additions to the Shadowland® series in the Proven Winners® program. Some introductions from his time at Walters Gardens include ‘Diamond Lake’, ‘Age of Gold’, and ‘Joy Ride’, as well as the action-packed convention plant, ‘Silly String’. We are pleased that Hans is telling us about his own interest in hybridizing the “friendship plant” with his presentation titled, “My Journey with Hostas.”
Cohesion vs. Chaos…Creating Design in the Collector’s Garden
Friday 7/16, 7 – 8 pm
Are you a plant nut like me? Do you love to buy hostas and plants in general? Do you get home and wonder, “How am I going to plant these so they don’t look like soldiers in a row?” Join me for a look at some gardens and gardeners who have solved the collector’s garden dilemma. See how they have created a cohesive look in their gardens through the use of color, texture, shape and form. We will talk about how to put it all together so you CAN have one of everything and still have a beautiful and harmonious garden.
The Hot Hostas of Tomorrow
Thursday 7/15, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Following the recent demise of both Shady Oaks and Q&Z tissue-culture labs, fewer and fewer new hostas are finding their way to market. Made in the Shade started up their own TC lab ten years ago and is attempting to fill this void. Working with both hybridizers and other growers, a number of exciting new introductions are making their way to market to become the hot hostas of tomorrow. Get ready to add some new entries to your hosta wish list.