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... 

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Plus Salad/Sandwich Bar & Program, Friday night – 9/18/20  Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA 

** Note: Registration due no later than 9/4/20


So… for those who don’t remember (or have never been), here are the details 

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)  to hold a block of rooms for us @ $89/night plus taxes (note LOWER rate).

We will host a Hospitality Room there on Friday night for those who stay. We suggest you book ASAP if you plan on staying. We will again be funding hospitality with raffled “baskets ‘o cheer”. 


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

This year’s theme is based on the DATE (this being 2020), which suggests a time of prohibition, flappers and gangsters. It’s a rich and freewheeling time! 


Tim Boebel 
Northern Hardy Hydrangeas
Tim has written two books on growing hydrangeas in our climate and he will share varieties and methods to succeed. 

Noah Schwartz
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.  

Don Rawson
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! 

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