BSHDS member Eileen Hoffman was selected by the officers and Directors of BSHDS to receive an AHS Certificate of Appreciation for her efforts on behalf of BSHDS.
Eileen and her husband Harold are active in the local group. Eileen participates in the hosta and daylily work days each year. She has helped with the "River of Leaves" hosta show, and she and Harold have displayed leaves at the show as well.
They offer nearly 150 hostas and other perennials from their garden each spring in the annual BSHDS plant sale. They also remain on-site to assist with the sale. Eileen has handmade botanical cards available for sale with the majority of the proceeds going to benefit BSHDS.
Eileen has served as registrar for summer bus trips and provided the snacks for the participants.
Eileen created the public BSHDS Facebook page and she and Joyce Lane keep that page up-to-date. The page now has 345 likes. Eileen stepped up to the challenge of creating a website for Black Swamp in 2017 and has been maintaining that site for the group.
Continue your efforts on our behalf, Eileen!
Congratulations to Charlie Harper for being named to the 2018 President’s Wall of Honor of the American Hosta Society. This honor is to thank members of the local societies who have worked tirelessly for years to ensure the smooth running of their local clubs. In addition to receiving a certificate, names are inscribed on the President’s Wall of Honor on the American Hosta Society’s website.
Charlie joined in 2004 after hearing about our society through the Wood County Master Gardeners program. He is finishing his second term as Vice-President, and he also served as a director for two years.
Charlie’s garden was on our Members’ Garden Tour in 2005, 2010, 2012, and 2018.
Last year he updated our Black Swamp logo, and worked with Jackie Bachman to secure logo shirts for members.
Charlie pushed to get FACEBOOK and a website established, and he continues to provide postings and photos for them. He is our daylily guru – knows all the important people in the daylily world!
BSHDS members who are past winners on the President’s Wall of Honor include:
2012: Jim Baumann and Joyce Lane
2013: Jim Flannery and Charlene Patz
2014: Phil Parsons and Jim Boldt
2015: Harold Hoffman and Frank Patz
2016: Don Bixler and Kevin Kwiatkowski
2017: Linda Scheuerman and Vicki Dillon
2018: Charlie Harper – Other winner to be named when present at a meeting
Our winner in the “Pick Your Favorite Daylily” was “Green Arrow” (21 votes) displayed by Lisa & Jerry Marlatt who were awarded a daylily vase by Expo Director Dianna Vasquez. The vase was generously donated by fellow members Phil & Marian Parsons.
Other entries were (12) “Washed in the Blood”, (7) “Primal Scream”, (6) “Buckeye Barnstormer”, (6) “Cool & Crepy, (6) “Pinewood Strawberry Moon”, (5) “P15-3 Seedling and (2) “Bryan Cook Memorial”.
Our next Daylily Expo will be held in 2020. Watch for our "River of Leaves" Hosta Show in 2019.
Black Swamp welcomes new members Charlotte Matkovic, Dearborn, MI; Kevin Mann, Taylor, MI; Elsa Nadler, Toledo; Robin Hamilton, Nashville, MI; Susan and Mike Mychajlonka, and daughter Alice Sara, Saline, MI.
These new members received daylilies for their gardens when they joined at our 2018 Daylily Expo held last month at Toledo Botanical Garden.
2018 daylily expo
Join Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society members as they display their lovely daylily blossoms and share their knowledge of the many varieties of daylilies.
A daylily dividing clinic will be held, samples of daylily salad and soup will be featured, and visitors may vote for their favorite blossom.
Members will walk guests through the TBG's National Daylily Display Garden.
There will be a raffle to give away donated daylilies ready for planting in your own backyard!
Free admission and free parking.
For additional information call BSHDS President Charlene Patz at 419-874-8964.
Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society member, Phil Hollenbaugh, is a Master Gardener who has created a lovely oasis of hostas at Simpson Park Garden in Bowling Green, OH. The local BG paper did an article on Phil this week. You can click on the link below to read the article.