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Hosta Vendors Day

  • 8 May 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

HOSTA VENDORS’ DAY

Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Georgia Hosta Society holds an annual Plant Sale and Leaf Show each May.  But due to the COVID restrictions, all in-person events have been canceled, including our annual Plant Sale and Leaf Show (2020 and 2021).

In lieu of the Plant Sale and Leaf Show, we will be having HOSTA VENDORS’ DAY on Saturday, May 8, 2021, to recognize four of our local hosta growers.  These vendors will be open that day and will have hundreds of hosta plants, including dozens of varieties, ranging from mini to giant, green to blue to cream-colored, solid to striped, solid to ruffled.

I’d suggest that you go to hostalibrary.com and find the varieties that you would like to buy.  Also, go to the vendors’ websites and make a list of varieties that each vendor carries so you can zoom in on the ones you want to buy when you get there.  If you’re not able to visit on Hosta Vendors’ Day, contact the vendors and go another day or get shipping information. 

All the hosta vendors are available other days and hours, either by set hours or by appointment.  But on May 8 we plan to open ESPECIALLY for Hosta Vendors’ Day from 9-2.  Feel free to visit 1, 2, 3, or all 4 vendors.


RISING STAR HOSTA FARM

Steve McMurtry

781 Sheppard Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Mackmcsc@aol.com    678-709-9567

Facebook:  Rising Star Hosta Farm, LLC


SILVERS ELBERT NURSERY

Natalie Silvers

Atlanta State Farmers’ Market

16 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297

nat6984@yahoo.com    706-347-3284 (cell)

Website:  www.hostashadeplants.com

Facebook:  Silvers Elbert Nursery


PINE FOREST GARDENS

Richard Jolly

556 Ellison Rd., Tyrone, GA  30290

pineforest1@hotmail.com

770-365-7030    1-866-605-5418

Website:  pineforestgardens.com

Facebook:  Pine Forest Gardens

CATALINA GARDENS HOSTAS

Marlie and Diane Turner

1150 Corner Road, Powder Springs, GA  30127

Mturner638@aol.com     770-943-7530   

Website:  catalinahostas.wixsite.com/hostas


To get directions on your computer, type <your address> TO <the address shown above>.  If you have a cell phone, use Google Maps or Waze, and type in the address shown above.  Our intent is that you can go from one vendor to another, in whatever order you want, depending on your starting point.  You can go to as many vendors as you want, depending on your available time, and depending on your wallet and checkbook!  We hope you enjoy meeting the vendors and that it will be the beginning of long and happy relationships.

We look forward to the 2022 Plant Sale and Leaf Show, May 14, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Tucker, Ga. (tentative location), Fellowship Hall.  Put that on your calendar!

While you are visiting the hosta vendors, please consider joining The Georgia Hosta Society.  You can ask the vendors about how to join, or you can do so by going to gahosta.org, where you’ll see a link for joining the society.

We look forward to seeing you on HOSTA VENDORS’ DAY at these locations on Saturday, May 8, 2021, between 9 and 2.


Georgia Hosta Society

First ever Photographic Hosta Cut Leaf Show (virtual show)

May 1 – 15  2021

Not accredited by the American Hosta Society

Judged by members of the Georgia Hosta Society

Categories

A:            One cut leaf from :

  • 1.                  Giant Leaved Registered Cultivar or Species
  • 2.                  Large Leaved
  • 3.                  Medium Leaved
  • 4.                  Small Leaved
  • 5.                  Miniature leaved
  • 6.                  Unregistered – any size
  • B:        Two leaves cut from one seedling or sport.  Any size, any color.
  • C:        A pot containing one cultivar or species, any size
  • D:        A pot containing various species or cultivars plus other decorative items

Rules

Submissions of one photograph of each leaf or pot only.  Entrants may only submit one photograph per sub category and category.  Please limit your entries to 9 per person or household.

Submissions must be made between May 1st 2021 and May 15th 2021.  Please submit the highest resolution photos you can. 

Send them, one photo per email to : scmatlanta@gmail.com

You will be assigned an entry number and that will be used to identify each photograph.

Addition to rules of Leaf Show Competition.

"Please note that photos of leaves still attached to the plant will be permitted.  Please make clear which leaf is your submission and show its size and shape as clearly as possible."

Please place your hosta leaf on a flat piece of white paper and photograph it from above.  Please include something in the photograph to indicate dimensions of leaf.  A ruler along the side would be easiest.  Lighting should be as near to daylight as possible in order to avoid distorting or misrepresenting the color and texture of the leaf.

Submitted photos will be presented to our membership in the form of a Powerpoint Presentation link sent to everyone with an email address.  Entrants’ names will not be visible.  Entries will be numbered on May 15th.

Voting will take between May 16th and May 23rd.  Each member will be able to vote for one Best in Section 1-6, one Best in Category B, one Best in Category C and one Best in Category D.  Best in Show will be awarded to the leaf (or leaves if there is a tie) in Sections 1 through 6 with the most votes.  All members of the Georgia Hosta Society in good standing are entitled to vote, once.                                     

Kudos is the only reward.


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