51st Annual American Hosta Society National Convention ‘Friends – Foliage – Forever’ in Green Bay, WI
Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Madison – Middleton, Wisconsin, USA
Date: July 10-13, 2019
Coordinators of the event: Diane Nowacki Nichols and Buffalo Area Daylily Society
Headquarters: Madison Marriott West 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI
- Rick Goodenough
- Don Dean
- Olga Petryszyn
- Doug Beilstein
- Jeff Miller
This convention will discuss the cultivation of hostas in a variety of environments. We will pay special attention to diseases and pests. Our speakers are experienced horticulturists who will share their practical skills with you.
- Do Hostas Like Alkaline Soil?
- What Is Eating the Roots of My Hosta?
- How Do You Treat Southern Blight on Hostas?
- Can Hosta Grow In Sandy Soil?
- Is Compost Good For Hostas?
- Do Hostas Like Coffee Grounds?
- Do Rabbits Eat Hosta Plants?
In the second part, there will certainly be an auction in which you can buy rare varieties of hostas. They are usually one-of-a-kind and unique. Variegated and miniature varieties will be certainly at the top of the list.
We also have books by various authors about hostas. By reading these books you will learn a lot of useful information. You will be able to talk to some of the authors in person!
To transplant hostas, first choose a location with well-draining soil and partial shade. Then, dig up the hosta plant with a spade, making sure to get as much of the roots as possible.
Here you will fond more common hosta problems and ways to fix them.
There are several potential causes of holes in Hosta leaves, including insect damage from slugs or snails, disease, or even animal damage from squirrels or rabbits. It is also possible that the holes are a natural part of the plant’s growth process.
There are several ways to keep weeds out of hostas:
It is not recommended to spray hostas with vinegar as a pest control measure. While vinegar can be an effective weed killer, it can also harm or kill other plants, including hostas.
Wood ash can be beneficial for hostas in certain circumstances. It can be used as a natural source of nutrients for the plants, as it contains trace amounts of potassium, calcium, and other minerals.
There are several possible reasons why your hosta plant might have brown spots on its leaves. Here are a few possibilities to consider:
There are several reasons why a hosta plant might change color. Here are a few possibilities:
The use of tissue-culture (TC) technology to reproduce hostas for the retail market in the U.S. has had a huge impact. First, let me explain briefly what TC is.
In this article, we will look at the largest blue-leafed hostas. Such hostas are very popular nowadays and deserve your attention.