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The Daffodil & Hosta Society of Western Pennsylvania and The Western NY Hosta Society,

23rd Annual Hosta Forum was held Sept 18, 2021

The Roaring 20's

Roaring 20's
This year, our theme echoes the new decade - think flappers, speakeasies, swing and jazz - Al Capone and Bonnie and Clyde... 

Details Flyer                        Registration Form                    Brochure 

** Note: Registration due no later than 9/4/21


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 fourth Annual Fall Hosta Forum. All of the Forum activities take place at the Frank G. Pogue Student Center at Edinboro University, 219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444. 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). We suggest you book ASAP if you plan on staying!

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!

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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! 

The brochure and registration form should be returned before 8/1/21 (and certainly no later than September 1st).

The awesome fee for the day is $65 – but when you donate an auction item worth $20 or more (or items… remember, this benefits the Societies and helps to keep prices down), then the registration fee is only $55! This fabulous deal includes 4 talks, lunch, access to lots of excellent vendors, and a chance to score at the auction. NOTICE THAT WE PUSHED BACK THE STARTING TIME A TAD TO ALLOW FOLKS TO TRAVEL IN THAT MORNING IF THEY SO DESIRE.

However, since so many people do come in Friday night and stay, we have added a Friday night element along with a light meal (details are still being worked out due to restrictions). THIS WILL ALSO OCCUR AT THE UNIVERSITY. We will then host a Hospitality Room at the Comfort Suites in Edinboro for those who have booked in there. And don’t forget the “wheelers and dealers”! We will have the usual high-quality blend of vendors with our usual array of exciting plant and garden items. This year we expect the usual suspects – Eagle Bay Hostas, Joan’s Hostas, DJ’s Greenhouse plus anyone else we can scoop up.

Make a weekend of it and get your reservations in today – space is limited! NOTE: If you plan on Friday night, make your reservations NOW! One year a high school football team beat us to the rooms and they sold out early.

Check out Previous Fall Forums!

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