the American Hosta Society and receive The Hosta Journal
free. These publications offer the latest information on care, feeding,
and hybridizing; photographs of new cultivars; and news of upcoming
meetings and conventions.
opportunity to attend national meetings and conventions which
offer educational and scientific presentations, garden tours,
judge's clinics, and a chance to see the latest and best hosta
in the cut-leaf show.
regional meetings and receive regional newsletters for the area
in which you live.
privilege of visiting display gardens throughout the country,
many of which are only open to AHS members.
to slide shows and video library programs through the national
invitation to exhibit your favorite hostas and compete for recognition
in various AHS national and regional cut-leaf shows.
AHS membership dues are as follows:
Individual $30 for one year
Individual $57 for two years
Individual $80 for three years
Individual $900 Life Membership
Family $34 for one year
Family $62 for two years
Sounds like now is a perfect time to renew or join!
regarding the American Hosta Society can be found on its website,
REGIONAL HOSTA SOCIETY
of the Midwest Regional Hosta Society (MRHS) is to promote education,
research, development, and enjoyment of America’s favorite
perennial, the hosta.
membership in the society is $20.00, and includes two issues per year of
the society’s newsletter, Hosta Leaves. This
publication reports on society events, and provides information
pertaining to hostas in general.
there are two meetings held annually. The Winter Scientific Meeting
is held in January, in the Chicago area, and
is a one day event with an assortment of speakers that present the
latest information pertaining to hostas and gardening with them.
All of this is offered in an enjoyable and down-to-earth format
with something for everyone interested in gardening and learning
more about hostas.
convention, hosted by a local society, is held each summer in different
locations throughout the region. This three day extravaganza features
garden tours, a show of hosta leaves, vendors selling the newest
in hosta plants, an auction of plants, a banquet, and an informational
speaker. Foremost, however, is the fellowship of seeing old hosta
friends as well as making new ones.
is considered Region 5 of the American Hosta Society and encompasses
the nine Midwestern states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
regarding the Midwest Regional Hosta Society can be found on its
you will find this information helpful and consider joining the
AHS and the MRHS.