Click to watch the recorded presentations from the convention. At this time they are password protected and available for convention registrants. Please use the same password that was emailed to you and used for garden tours.
All About Hosta of the Year
With Bob Solberg
What is the “Hosta of the Year”, who determines it, and how is it selected? Should you have a “Hosta of the Year” (HOTY) collection? Get these answers & more.
What Is Hosta Virus X (HVX)?
With Chris Wilson
Chris will show us what Hosta Virus X (HVX) is, tell us why it is important to recognize the virus, and explain the steps we can take to prevent its spread.
Testing Hosta for Hosta Virus
With Agdia ImmunoStrip
Robert Emmitt provides background information on HVX and an introduction to the ImmunoStrip, with step-by-step instructions on how to use it.
Sluggo ® For Slugs in Your Garden
With Bob Petrilli
Monterey Lawn & Garden company representative, Bob Petrilli will show workshop participants the Sluggo product, explain how it works, and tell us how to apply it for effective control of slugs in the hosta garden.
Timing is Everything when Repelling Animal Browsers
Natural, organic protection
Julia Hofley/Tree World Plant Care Products will present an overview of this safe-to-use product for repelling deer, rabbits, voles, squirrels, chipmunks, and other herbivores which are a hosta nuisance.
Dealing Bambi: Managing Deer Conflicts
With Marne Titchenell
The workshop host, Marne Titchenell, will discuss the identification of deer damage as well as effective options, techniques, and strategies to deal with modern-day Bambi.
Hosta Registration 101 Overview of All Aspects
With Gayle Hartley Alley
This workshop is an overview of all aspects of registration including: Preparing to register, the registration form, online registration vs hard copy, and what to expect from your Hosta Registrar.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
With Kathie Sisson
This workshop will focus on simple tips for photographing hostas, with an emphasis on capturing images to show off identifying characteristics for the purpose of record-keeping and registering.
Growing Hostas in Containers
With Tammy Borden
You can expand your designs in the landscape and overcome many gardening challenges. Learn about soil selection, siting, overwintering, design ideas, and tips for growing hostas in containers.
Organic Fertilizer: What You Need to Know
With Jim Voytus
Our favorite perennial responds very well to an application of organic fertilizer. In this workshop, company representative Jim Voytus will show us the Espoma line of organic fertilizers and explain how they can benefit your garden.
Aeroponic Propagators-Why You Should Have One
With Lisa Quiggle
In this workshop, Lisa Quiggle will show how to successfully propagate cuttings to produce more plants for the hosta garden. She is happy to share with you her personal experience in using aeroponic propagators to make more of our favorite perennial ‒ hostas!