Whether you're a member of Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society, or a resident of the Toledo area, you're likely busy preparing for our 24th Annual Plant Sale.
Some of us are checking the list of hostas we currently own and making a list of hostas we hope to buy at the sale. Others have decided this year they want to pick up some BIG hostas, minis, multi-shade varieties, or healthy ferns or Astilbes.
Members who are bringing plants are making their tags, looking up prices, and punching holes in their pots to tie the tags on. AND they're wondering if all of the plants they're bringing will fit in the back of their car! (Maybe two trips at 7AM will be necessary.)
This sale is not limited to hostas. It is limited to perennials. So you will find a nice assortments of healthy daylilies, astilbes, ferns, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, etc.
The plants at our sale are all from our members' gardens.
And, finally, please note that half of the proceeds from the sale go to our society to support our work at Toledo Botanical Garden, Perrysburg's 577 Foundation's hosta garden, and Bowling Green's Simpson Garden Park's daylily and hosta beds.
Come and join us!
Just 2 weeks until our sale! Members have promised 1500 hostas, daylilies, and other perennials form their gardens. The show begins at 8AM. Please join us!
We invited you to join our organization, too. It's just $10 per family per year. Ask any BSHDS volunteer during the sale.
Member Eileen Hoffman will once again be selling her botanical note cards with 80% of the sale price going directly to BSHDS.
Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily members and friends will gather at Toledo Botanical Garden this Saturday morning at 9AM. Following a few minutes of socializing, enjoying fresh doughnuts, and getting instructions from TBG staffer Jonathan Milbrodt and team leader Jim Boldt, we'll grab our tools and head to the hosta beds to spruce them up for the season.
We'll end our work session about noon in order to grab lunch and attend the BSHDS meeting in the TBG Conference Center at 1PM.
The public is welcome at our work day AND our meeting.
Perhaps you'll join our organization for the year. Membership is just $10 a year per family!
I came upon an article from Fine Gardening that is quite extensive on tips for dividing perennials. Since my husband and I focus on hostas and daylilies we often divide them. We sell plants at the annual BSHDS Plant Sale in Perrysburg, OH each May and we donated plants to Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green, OH.
Janet Macunovich is very thorough in these tips, includes photos, and provides video as well.
Click on the button to reach the link. Enjoy!
What's my GDD? I had no idea! I didn't even know what GDD stood for.
So I followed a link and read Amy Stone's informative article. Amy is an Ohio State University Extension Educator, and she explains that GDD stands for growing degree days, which are a measurement of the growth and development of plants and insects during a full year.
Click on the button below to read Amy's article published on April 17, 2019.