Workshop times will be updated in the near future and will be presented initially through Zoom and recorded for playback on this website. As we near July 15th, you will be sent your Zoom sign up credentials and a password to view the videos for a limited time after the virtual conference has ended.
Testing Hosta for Hosta Virus X
With Agdia ImmunoStrip
In this workshop, plant pathologist, Robert Emmitt, will include background information on Hosta Virus X (HVX), symptoms of infection, dissemination of HVX, and an introduction to the ImmunoStrip, with step-by-step instruction on how to use it.
Use of Fertilizers for Your Plants
Such as Plant-Tone
As many hosta gardeners are aware, 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
Growing Hosta in Containers
With Tammy Borden
Growing a hosta garden doesn’t need to be limited by the size of your yard or your imagination. In this workshop, you’ll learn about soil selection, siting, overwintering, design ideas, and tips for growing hostas in containers. Learn to expand your designs to patios, porches, and more.
Hosta Registration 101 Overview of All Aspects
With Gayle Hartley Alley
This workshop teaches 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.
Using Plantskydd ® Plant-Protection
All natural, organic protection
The manufacturer of Plantskydd, Tree World Plant Care Products Inc., 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.
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.
What Is Hosta Virus X (HVX)? What to do.
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.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
With Kathy Sisson
Are you thinking of registering a hosta or are you just trying to keep better records of your hostas and gardens? This workshop is for you.
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.