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.
Hosta College 2021 will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21.
This year's event will be virtual and there is no cost to attend. You DO need to register.
Registration begins this Saturday, February 13th for Great Lakes Hosta Society members - which includes if you IF you are a member of the Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society.
Click on the link below to go directly to hostacollege.com for additional information or to register.
Just in from BSHDS President Charlene Patz: "Yes, all of our events for the remainder of 2020 are being canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. Even with safe distancing and practicing all of the guide lines put out by the CDC and Governor DeWine, the number of new cases and deaths being reported every day, indicate it is a no-brainer to cancel the events and hopefully resume our gatherings sometime in 2021."
Keep gardening! Hostas and daylilies bring joy!
Our daylily work day is always a group effort, therefore with social distancing a MUST, it is in everyone's best interest that we cancel this event for 2020. TBG staff and helpers will take care of the Daylily Walk fall clean up.
The daylilies at TBG put on quite a show this year. Again, we thank Toledo Metroparks staffer Jonathan Milbrodt and BSHDS volunteer Harold Hoffman for their winning effort to keep the deer from eating the blossoms this year.
Sadly, our annual Daylily Expo scheduled for Sunday, July 19th, at Toledo Botanical Garden Metropark, has been cancelled due to COVID-19, like just about everything else this summer. In polling BSHDS officers and former Expo participants, everyone agreed it was best to cancel the event. The Metroparks has opened the Conference Center but there is a limit of 60 people with tables and chairs spaced at least 6’ apart. Even with masks and social distancing, we felt it was best to cancel in order to keep our membership and the public healthy and safe.
PLEASE get out in the next 3 weeks and enjoy the daylilies at Toledo Botanical Garden and Simpson Garden Park. You won't be disappointed!