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Hosta & Dessert Social

July 27, 2024

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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 nearly 700 varieties for sale. See special offer below!

2023 Hosta & Dessert Social - Special Guest Bob Solberg - July 27, 2024


RSVPing is required to attend Bob's presentation and eat lunch! Bob will be giving his presentation just once at 1:30 pm. Please RSVP, so we can accommodate everyone! This is a FREE event.

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


10:00am - Meet & Greet with Bob

10:30am - Demonstrations:

-What to do with reverting hostas

-Streaked hostas, how to maintain them, and why they are important for hybridizing

11:00am - 2:00pm - Lunch by Moski's BBQ food truck

1:30pm - Bob speaks

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


The Future of Hostas - What has come before and what is trending now.

Bob has been in the hosta business for over 30 years and introduced over 100 hostas. He has travelled the world studying hostas, even hunting for wild hostas in Japan! You won't want to miss his unique perspective!

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


**Barry Ankney, the membership secretary for the American Hosta Society, will be here to answer questions about the AHS and share the benefits of being a member!

**Watch a live tissue culture demonstration!


Moski's BBQ food truck will be serving lunch from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

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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

Country Candied Confection ~ Gigantosaurus
Lone Star ~ Hogwarts ~ Owen's Outrage
Pavlova Delight

New introductions from Bob
...and more, including a 2025 preview!

RARE hostas will be released through the day!

Silent Auction!

2023 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 29th. We 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 Gigantosaurus
Hosta 'Gigantosaurus' (H. Hansen)

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