The 2021 Flag City Daylily Tour is scheduled for July 9-11 in Findlay, OH.
There are 7 stops on the route. You may visit the sites in any order you wish.
Visitors come from other areas and spend the night in order to enjoy the beauty and buy daylilies to take back to their own yards. Pictured below are two ladies from out of state who locked the keys in the car and were awaiting help. They were giddy with excitement over their new plants!
Click the buttons below for the tour map and flyer.
The Daffodil and Hosta Society of Western Pennsylvania is hosting a HOSTA SALE at their Hoop House, located at 105 White Rock Rd. in Freeport PA 16229.
The sale is this coming Saturday from 10 AM EDT – 4 PM EDT.
Purchases of $100 or more will receive 25% off their entire order. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.
You can receive a pdf of the catalog of available hostas and prices by sending a message containing your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use "DHSWP Catalog Request" in the subject of your email.
Members of BSHDS who live in NW OH and SE MI wish we were closer and could attend this sale.
We look forward to our own annual sale taking place in May of 2022.
Black Swamp is proud to share a recent article about our Vice President, Charlie Harper, printed in the Bowling Green, Ohio newspaper, the Sentinel-Tribune.
Charlie has amazing hosta beds at his Bowling Green home, and his front yard is one BIG daylily garden, designated as a National Hemerocallis Display Garden.
We love Charlie's enthusiasm for gardening, but even moreso we appreciate his willingness to share his knowledge and encourage others to garden.
When his daylilies are in bloom and visitors come to his garden Charlie beams from ear to ear!
BSHDS member Jonathan Milbrodt, Lead Horticulturist for Metroparks at TBG, has maintained TBG’s plant records for the Plant Collections Network’s national accreditation through the APGA for many years.
Recently, Jonathan was invited, and has now completed some additional training, to also serve as a site reviewer member of their national panel to help review new applicants applying for accreditation status. He hopes to be assigned to other similar Midwest/Great Lakes region public gardens or possibly other collections with a similar level of community involvement, partially maintained by volunteers of local plant societies like BSHDS.
Our Toledo Zoo is having its Native Plants Sale. You can shop online and pick up your purchases at the zoo's Wild Toledo Native Plant Nursery. Enter the Anthony Wayne Trail Parking lot, turn right after the ticket booths, and follow the signage to the nursery.
Browsing and on-site purchasing is also possible, weather permitting.
April 24, 25, May 1, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 29, June 12, 26, July 10 are pick-up days and you can choose your date when making your purchase.
Pick up hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with curbside pick up available
Chuck Holcomb and Debbie D. Smith invite you to the ADS National Convention in Hattiesburg, MS from May 20-22.:
April 15 is the deadline for the reduced price of $285. April 16-May 1 the price is $335.
Click on the links for more information or to register for the event.
Our first BSHDS meeting of 2021 will be held via Zoom on April 17th, noon to 2 PM.
Ginny Pearce, a recent guest from Grand Rapids, MI, will be showing her favorite pictures of outstanding hostas and hosta gardens, along with a wide variety of daylily seedling eye candy. She is a long time hosta gardener and daylily hybridizer, who has won photography awards from both the American Hosta Society and American Hemerocallis Society.
The meeting location? Your easy chair!
If you are a member of BSHDS you should have received an email from our President, Charlene Patz, containing the log in information. If you did not, please contact us for instructions.
If you are not a member of BSHDS but would like to view Ginny's presentation, we'd love to share her with you! Contact us for the information.
It was brought to our attention that the March/April edition of Fine Gardening magazine has a 7-page article called "The Best New Hostas".
The Missouri Botanical Garden offers advice in a post called "ProblemSolver Plants for Heavy Shade" On their page they have suggestions for bulbs, annuals, shrubs, perennials, vines, ferns, and evergreens. Note that if you click on "More Plants" you will find listings of MORE PLANTS! They are pretty comprehensive lists.