The Daffodil & Hosta Society of Western Pennsylvania and The Western NY Hosta Society,
23rd Annual Hosta Forum - Sept 19, 2020
The Roaring 20's
This year, our theme echoes the new decade - think flappers, speakeasies, swing and jazz - Al Capone and Bonnie and Clyde...
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Plus Salad/Sandwich Bar & Program, Friday night – 9/18/20 Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
** Note: Registration due no later than 9/4/20
Daffodil and Hosta Society of Western PA and Western New York Hosta Society are happy to present the twenty third Annual Fall Hosta Forum. All of the Forum activities take place at the Frank G. Pogue Student Center at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA. THis site has exceeded our expectations and despite the small inconvenience of having to move between hotel and venue, for those who stay, we are thrilled with the arrangements.
Everything takes place in one enormous room – talks, vending and auctions. Some people have complained about the temperature – which is not within our control SO, we suggest that you bring jackets and sweaters that you can pile on if it’s cooler than you would like.
We have worked out a deal with the Edinboro COMFORT SUITES, 1007 Market Place Drive, Edinboro, PA 16412, (814 969-7000 select #2 code YA55W4) to hold a block of rooms for us @ $89/night plus taxes (note LOWER rate).
The Alternative Hotel is:
Courtyard by Marriott Ambassador Center
7792 Peach Street Erie, PA 16509 (15 miles from Edinboro). Rate is $99/night. To get the rate, call the hotel directly at 814-860-8300
Special Friday Preview – We will arrange for a sandwich bar and salad for those coming in Friday night – please let us know! Dinner @ 5:30 pm, - $25 per person, reservations required, You get first chance at the vendors, a special program and camaraderie - and each person will receive a $5 voucher good only Friday night.
Northern Hardy Hydrangeas
Tim has written two books on growing hydrangeas in our climate and he will share varieties and methods to succeed.
From Model T to Roadset
Noah will walk us through the production of hostas from liner to consumer plant… like Ford’s assembly line, the process is fascinating.
John Totten & Linda Kramer
Appalachian Forests; Cultivating Place
Stretching over 2000 miles from Newfoundland to Alabama, the Appalachian Mountain chain is one of the longest, oldest and most botanically diverse on Earth. These botanical riches have been sought after for centuries by plant explorers and including them in your woodland garden can add excitement and a sense of place.
Jazz Up Your Hosta Garden
Has your garden become dull and boring? Well then, it’s time to get out of the gardening rut and add some eye-popping street appeal to your landscape. Don will give you some tips to make your garden more exciting, beginning with evaluating your design, examining your selection of hostas and companion plants, and creating interest with the addition of art and humor...all in order to make your garden unique, appealing, and memorable. Let’s jazz up the garden!