Hostas forum: 2011-09-10 Summer Hosta Seedgrowers picnic - Wisconsin

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Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Sep 2, 2011 8:50 AM CST
September 10th 12:00 noon

Where: Land of the Giants Hosta Farm
9106 North Raven Dr
Milton WI 53563

There will be food, fun and prizes. and great fellowship.
Please pm Jeff Moore (MrHosta on the site) to say how many can come.

Bring a lawn chair, your drink of choice, side dish, and a smile.
Talk and let them know if you are coming through the site: http://www.hostaseedlings.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9867
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Sep 3, 2011 2:23 PM CST
Thanks for the link to this forum CJ! I had not heard of it before! Sounds like a great group of folks are going to this gathering! I will have to see if I can get away!! Thumbs up
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
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AlwaysWeeding
Sep 3, 2011 5:14 PM CST
Judi P (our HHS president) and I plan to be there from at least Fri. pm through Sat. pm. Hope you can make it!
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Sep 3, 2011 5:21 PM CST
Forgot to mention - he has A LOT of hosta to choose from as well at Land of the Giants. If you love the big ones like I do, you could be in even more trouble.

[url=www.landofthegiantshostafarm.com/]www.landofthegiantshostafarm.com/[/url]..
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Sep 3, 2011 10:07 PM CST
Oh great -- you enabler!!

I just Map Quested it -- 4 hours from my place to his!!! Whistling Whistling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
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AlwaysWeeding
Sep 3, 2011 10:27 PM CST
When you get to his street, you will swear that you are in the wrong place (until you get out of the car and look down the hill behind the house). The gardens are huge and he digs as you buy. Great display plants too.

You aren't the first to call me the "e" word. Guess I need a big scarlet "E" on my shoulder.

Anyway, the people are great and you'd be ready to re-gather even closer for the Hallson's Iowa gathering, since most of them are the same people and we picnic together each year at people's places in the northern half of Iowa. They love to have other hosta people visit their gardens, too.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Sep 4, 2011 12:52 PM CST
I feel a roadtrip coming on!!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Sep 7, 2011 1:32 PM CST

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A big scarlet E on your shoulder? I think not. It should go smack dab in the middle of your forehead. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
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AlwaysWeeding
Sep 7, 2011 6:22 PM CST
oops - the word is out now for sure.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Sep 9, 2011 7:37 PM CST
CJ -- I am stuck in MN this weekend.... Sad Thumbs down Crying Maybe next time!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
Lilies Garden Art Sedums Ferns Hellebores Heucheras
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AlwaysWeeding
Sep 11, 2011 9:17 PM CST
The first annual Hosta Seed Growers gathering was really fun. We went for steak on Friday night and were absolutely stuffed. Several of us from Iowa gathered in the parking lot and gabbed for a good hour before going to our rooms to rest up for the day on Sat. Lots of gab as the circle of chairs expanded each time another person or couple arrived. Great pot luck and lots of door prizes supplied by Jeff of LOG, and some hosta from Mark Zillis. Everyone got a Powder Keg (streaked Powder Blue) and odd Blue Mouse Ears based hosta (don't know if they were imperfect tissue culture, or what}, and soy candles that Jeff and his wife make, along with a choice from a table of other stuff. Good food, company, and general chat.
They plan to do it every year and share knowledge of growing seedlings with other growers all around the world. There will be an auction of the Hosta Library very soon to fund the gathering and contests they will have next year. Gonna be even more fun.
Check the Hosta Seed Growers site for pics and more discussion soon. Jeff wanted everyone to hold off to do some trivia and include the people who couldn't be there first with a few prizes, then people can post and such.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Sep 12, 2011 12:25 PM CST
Oh that sounds lovely! I bet Powder Blue is gorgeous -- I just love Blue Hostas!! Cant wait to see some pics!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6

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