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Hosta & Dessert Social

July 17, 2021

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Mingle with fellow hosta lovers while having dessert in the hosta garden! Browse through nearly 1,000 varieties on display and shop from hundreds of varieties for sale. See special offer below!

2021 Hosta & Dessert Social - Special Guest Bob Solberg - July 17, 2021


RSVPing is required to attend Bob's presentation and eat lunch! Bob will be giving his presentation twice. Only 75 people will be allowed in each session, to ensure everyone can hear and see. This is a FREE event.

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RSVPing is not required, if you are just planning to shop.


10:00am - Bob speaks

11:30am - 12:30pm - Lunch

1:00pm - Bob speaks

Bob will be leaving by 3:30 - 4:00 pm


How To Buy Hostas

Some people call us "Hostaholics", addicted to buying hostas. Bob shares his observations and tips for being a good hosta shopper, both online and in person. Both can be equally satisfying or dangerous. Pests, finding rare hostas, pricing, and best times to buy will be covered. It will be just good old hosta fun.

Plus, a look at some of Bob's newest creations...coming soon!

Bring your hosta questions...Bob has answers!!


It's Just Sauce will be serving a catered BBQ lunch (pork loin sandwich and side, approximately $10). Lunch will be served from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. You must RSVP, if you plan to join us for lunch.

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If you are traveling to join us, there are several lodging options in Independence...just 7 miles from In The Country.

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New Hostas Available at Social

Sir Prize ~ Kempen Banana Peel
Dancing with Dragons ~ Party Streamers ~ Time in a Bottle
First time introductions from Bob
...and more!

2020 1st Place Photo Contest Winner

Photo Contest

Use your digital camera or cell phone to capture a prize winning photo in our garden during the Hosta & Dessert Social. Email your photos to me at by the end of the day Monday, July 19th. I will repost all the photos on our Facebook page, where our fans will vote on their favorites!

1st Prize
$50 Gift Certificate

2nd Prize
$25 Gift Certificate

3rd Prize
$25 Gift Certificate

Biggest Leaf Contest

Think you can grow them big? Bring along your biggest hosta leaf and find out how it measures up. We'll see who can grow big hostas and who grows GIANTS! The biggest leaf wins a special prize! Winner announced after Bob speaks in the afternoon. Must be present to win.

Hosta Sir Prize
Hosta 'Sir Prize' (D. White)

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Please feel free to contact us by phone (319-934-3620) or e-mail if you have questions or for more information!!

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