This year's forum was the BEST one ever and it is our sincere and fervent hope that next year will be better still. The mission of the two clubs who co-host the Forum The Daffodil and Hosta Society of Western Pennsylvania and the Western New York Hosta Society is to inform and educate - and we like to have a good time getting there. We are kicking around themes and titles, but right now we are thinking of moving 20 years up the musical ladder - working title "Peace, Love, Plants". We'll see how it goes.
Once again we are off in search of strange and wonderful new Hostas. This time we are in Trujillo, Peru. Like most of us, my knowledge of the history and culture of South America is extremely poor. I would certainly recommend to anyone visiting here.
These leafy perennials are showy, shade tolerant, and a cinch to grow—and new varieties offer a wider-than-ever range of leaf color, size, and texture. Read on to learn how to pick and plant them to create a sensational landscape. Go ahead, run your hands over the leaves—you wouldn't be the first. There is something about hosta foliage that begs to be touched. Large and luxuriant, generally with a velvety matte finish, the leaves look like something born in a primeval forest.