MICHIGAN Hosta Society
Come join us Sunday, August 18th, starting
at 9 a.m. at Hosta Hillside located at Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214
Monroe Road (Hwy M-50), Tipton, MI 49287. We invite everyone to
be a part of our fall get together. See old friends and meet new
ones as we spruce up the Hillside. If you weren't at our spring
get together, you will want to come see the 100 cultivars of Van
Wade's in a new bed at the entrance to Hosta Hillside created
as a result of a generous donation from the Wade family. Stroll
down the path near the lake and also view Herb Benedict's new
bed that now features over 75 of his hostas in a beautiful setting.
We will be adding new plant labels to identify Van and Herb's
Following our time on the Hillside, we will convene to the big tent near the parking lot. A picnic type lunch will be provided and a small donation will help us defray some of the cost. After we eat, we will have a short business meeting and some awards will be presented afterwards. Following that, be ready to get your wallets out and begin bidding on our plant auction. It's always a fun time to watch everyone compete for the right to take that new plant home with them. Remember, our plant auction is a major fund raiser for Michigan Hosta Society, so your winning bid helps our society do the things they do during the year. Please consider bringing as many plants as you can to donate to our auction. Those donations are extremely important to our auction's success.
We request that you bring any hand tools, gloves, shovels, or other tools you think we might need to deadhead, weed and dig out invasive plants from the hosta beds. Always better to have a tool and not use it than vice versa. We are planning on dividing and transplanting Clarence's hostas in his existing bed and moving them up to Herb's old bed just below the patio. We also be moving and dividing hostas in Van's existing bed behind the patio to his new bed at the entrance to Hosta Hillside. We may also mulch a few beds that have exposed soil. See you there!