Links of Interest & Sponsors
Iris City Gardens: www.iriscitygardens.com
"Welcome to Iris City Gardens. We grow Louisiana, Siberian and a number of virginica, pseudacorus, versicolor, laevigata and species crosses. We also have many antique and newer bearded iris and never-rust Garden Markers to identify your plants. We sell potted iris, daylilies, peonies, water lilies and other perennial plants here at the nursery." (from their web site). Plan on visiting while in Nashville. Go to the web site to learn more and get directions. They are close to Troy Marden's garden, one of the Sunday Optional tour gardens.
Kuk's Forest Nursery: www.gardensights.com/kuks/
Bob Kuk was awarded the 2011 Eunice Fisher Distinguished Hybridizer Merit Award and has just released his 25th Anniversary Hosta Mailorder Catalog with 63 new Hosta additions. Check out his web site for more information and his 2012 Catalog.
Harpeth True Value: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harpeth-True-Value/122844697729009
Check out our Facebook site for 'Hardware, Home & Garden, Lumber, Tool Rentals - Everything for the Home'. Check out their Wall for new information on Shopping and Retail offers at this Franklin, Tennessee location.
Hornbaker Gardens: www.hornbakergardens.com
'Hornbaker Gardens is a family owned and operated nursery located 5 miles southeast of Princeton, Illinois. Our large collections of hostas, daylilies, irises, trees & shrubs, grasses, aquatics, annuals, and other perennials draw plant enthusiasts from not only the Midwest, but from all across the country.' They carry over 500 hosta varieties so be sure to check out this web site for more information on their retail and mail order business.
Liquid Fence: www.liquidfence.com
Liquid Fence has Animal Repellents, Products for the Home & Garden, Equine Products, Insect Repellents and Insecticides. Check out this link to see them all and more!
Worm's Way: www.wormsway.com
Worm's Way is an employee-owned company founded in 1985. Our home office is in Bloomington, IN, USA and we operate stores in Tampa, FL, Sutton, MA, Erlanger, KY, St. Louis, MO and Nashville, TN. They are committed to offering earth-friendly indoor and outdoor gardening products. Visit their locations or place a mail order, for more information click on their link above.
The 2012 American Hosta Convention video was produced by Media-Resources along with help in starting this web site. It is a Nashville, Tennessee web design and development services for your business communication needs. Ted Hogan provides expert internet design and development services, website maintenance, content management, photography, videography, DVD and CD-rom authoring, and QTVR.
The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson: www.thehermitage.com
The Hermitage is reputedly our nations most authentically preserved home site. The museum includes original artwork, furniture, textiles, personal items, wallpapers, and much more. Convention attendees will find a brochure in their gift bag which includes an offer of a $2 discount from the cost of admission to the Hermitage while visiting in Nashville.
Memphis Botanic Garden: www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
Visit the 96 acre property with 23 specialty gardens which provide an in-depth look into various families of plants, flowers, and trees. Don't miss the Hosta Trail with hundreds of varieties. The Hosta Trail is designated as and American Hosta Society National Display Garden. Requirements for this distinction are: an educational mission, a significantly large and appropriately labeled collection, and a commitment to maintain the garden. Their Hosta Trail is one of only two Display Gardens in the Southern United States. The Mid-South Hosta Society assists in maintaining the hosta beds. They are offering free admission on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday to attendees of the 2012 AHS Convention. Please show your reservation confirmation or the convention name tag when visiting.
Sponsor: David Adams - VP Southwestern Investment Services, Inc.
Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. http://www.davidadamsfinancialplanning.com/
Dixon Gallery and Garden: www.dixon.org
“Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden distinguished by its diverse and innovative programs in the arts and horticulture. The Dixon features a permanent collection of over 2,000 objects, including French and American Impressionist paintings and significant holdings of German and English porcelain. The Dixon’s 17 acre campus is highly regarded public garden that includes formal spaces, woodland tracts, and cutting gardens. The Dixon is accredited by the American Association Museums and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and Botanical Gardens Conservation International.” They are ofering free admission on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday to attendees of the 2012 AHS Convention. Please show your reservation confirmation or the convention name tag when visiting.
sday, Wednesday and Sunday to attendees of the 2012 AHS Convention. Please show yoru reservation confirmation or the convention name tag when visiting.
Mason Hollow Nursery: http://www.masonhollow.com/index.asp
Mason Hollow Nursery is located in Mason NH and is owned by Sue & Chuck Anderson. It opened in 2011 and is currently offering around 650 varieties of Hostas. In addition, they offer great selections of Ornamental Grasses, Burnneras, Heuchersa, Wild Flowers, Ferns, Heaths and Heathers, selected Trees & Shrubs, locally propagated collector’s Conifers and many other selected Perennials. Check their web site for mail order directions.
Steve Greene’s ‘The Hosta Finder 2012’: www.hosta.net
- The Hosta Finder 2012 contains over 175 pages with 3900 cultivars available.
- The Hosta Finder 2012 lists individual prices from over 45 nurseries as well as the average price.
- You can also find the cultivar size, color, flower color and credits.
- List of retail hours and special events for each nursery.
- Click on the link to go to his Web site and order yours now!
HOSTAS of KENTUCKIANA: hostas_of_kentuckiana
Hostas of Kentuckiana, based in the Louisville Kentucky and Southern Indiana area, was founded in 1993 by a group a hosta enthusiasts who wanted to share their love of hostas and gardening with others. The group has grown to about 50 members today. Our common love of hostas has enabled us to become friends who share more than plants and growing tips. The club meets six times per year featuring educational lectures and garden tours. We have a yearly plant sale, a yearly accredited cut-leaf show and a beautiful newsletter. If in the area, consider joining our group of Hosta lovers.
McKee Foods Corporation: www.littledebbie.com
McKee Foods Corporation is based in Collegedale, TN. They have sold more than 157 billion Little Debbie snacks since 1960 when the brand became available in stores. They are the No. 1 brand of snack cakes with top-selling varieties of Oatmeal Creame Pies, Swiss Cake Rolls and Nutty Bars Wafer Bars. We thank them for being a sponsor.
Jim Gray Gallery: www.JimGrayGallery.com
If passing through Gatlinburg, TN, make sure to stop by on of three locations of Jim Gray Gallery located at 670 Glades Road in Gatlinburg, TN; on River Road in Pigeon Forge, and in Knoxville on Park West Blvd just across from the Cracker Barrel at Cedar Bluff. He features watercolor, oil, pen and ink, and sculptures from the Great Smoky Mountiains in East Tennessee as well as may of the places Jim has traveled across the country and the world. Visit his web site to see his online gallery.