HOSTA COLLEGE for KIDS
If your child or grandchild is 10-15 years old as of Jan. 1, 2019 you can register him/her for age appropriate classes.
Directions for registration will be on the website. Lunch for your child will be included in the registration fee. The hours for class will be the same as the adult classes.
Youth are also welcome to register to attend the banquet with you. Fee schedules are on the web site. The American Hosta Society has committed financial support to help defray the cost of youth registrations!
Look at the fabulous line up of classes:
Friday evening topics - Bald Eagles and Painting Rock Garden Rocks
Saturday AM and PM topics - Intro to Hosta Gardening, Growing Hosta Seeds, Monarch Butterflies (including building a butterfly feeding station), Bee Studies, Bats and the building of a bat house, and Blue Birds, with the building of a blue bird house.
Help make our Hosta College for Kids a successful one by registering your child after you finish your own registration.
2019 GREAT LAKES HOSTA COLLEGE NEWS
Hosta College course listings have been posted on the website https://www.ihostohio.org/glhc/ for March 15th and 16th Hosta College.
Browse by period (1-6) or review the complete list of classes. You must select a lunch period (either 3rd or 4th period).
Click on Home to get an idea of the registration and payment process if this will be your first time to register. Also be sure you log in with the Hosta College Site Registration ahead of time, so you know your user name and password. This information is needed when you go to register for the classes you want to take.
6 AM, January 26th to Feb. 15th for GLRHS members ($42.00 for members) If you are a paid Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society member, then you are automatically listed as a Great Lakes Region Hosta Society member!
6 AM, February 2nd to Feb. 15th for non-members ($55.00 for non-members)
Most classes will fill up very quickly, so your best bet to get what you want is to have your desired schedule in front of you (1st and 2nd choice for each period) when you log in January 26th.
BLACK SWAMP HOSTA AND DAYLILY SOCIETY LUNCHEON
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19th
Our annual January luncheon will be held at HEATHER DOWNS COUNTRY CLUB, 3910 Heatherdowns, Toledo, OH
Social time will begin at 11:30 A.M. with lunch beginning at 12:30 P.M.
Our guest speaker is MANDY McMAHON, Silver Creek Daylilies, Hamilton, Michigan-just 20 minutes from the beach on Lake Michigan. “I have been hybridizing daylilies for 18 years and am loving every part of it! Each January I start about 2,000-3,000 seeds with the hopes of finding just the perfect seedling with that special something to introduce! I concentrate on bagel form daylilies with lots of ruffles and "extra" stuff. I just can’t get enough of watermarks - they are my favorite! The last couple of years have been exciting as in 2016 my seedling won the Englerth Award for Region 2, and in 2017 West Michigan hosted the AHS Summer meeting and our gardens were on tour for that! Lots to look forward to!!”
This event has always been well attended and is a great way to spend a winter afternoon reconnecting with your gardening friends after the holidays.
RESERVATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 10th
NO REFUNDS AFTER 1/10/19
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Lunch buffet includes Tossed Salad, Beef Burgundy,
Stuffed Chicken in Mushroom Cream Sauce, Mashed Potatoes,
California Medley, Warm Rolls w/butter,
and Cheesecake for dessert
Coffee, Hot or Iced Tea, or Lemonade
$19.00 PER PERSON includes tax and gratuity
Please sign me/us up!
PHONE: : ___________________
Please return reservation along with your check payable to “BSHDS” to:
58 FLORENTINE DRIVE
HOLLAND OH 43528
On November 10th we will have our Year-End Potluck, beginning at NOON at the Conference Center of Toledo Botanical Garden. The society will furnish the meat, drinks, and table service, and our members will bring a side dish or dessert to share. Dianna and Arnie Vasquez have volunteered to chair the potluck committee again this year. Enjoy lunch and time to reflect on the past year with your gardening friends!
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.