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2019 Schedule of Events

 

SUNDAY MARCH 19, 2019 – 2:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

The Search for Wild Hostas in Japan: Bob Solberg

LOCATION: To be announced

This meeting is on the heels of Hosta College and kicks off the gardening season!  World renowned Master Hybridizer and Hosta Expert Bob Solbeg has developed some of our favorite hostas, like 'H. Guacamole', 'H. Curly Fries' and the world's first red hosts, 'H. First Blush'.  Bob has travelled to Japan to study hostas in their native habitat.  

 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 – 9:30 A.M.  (this will be weather permitting, alternate date is April 6, 2019)

Holliday Park Spring Clean-up

MEET AT THE HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE

During our spring clean-up session, we will see the fruits of last year's efforts when we removed the old yews along the 100+ year old stone wall – and exposed the beautiful stone work. Thanks to the Hosta Society Members who added this nice enhancement to our garden. 

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MONDAY APRIL 8, 2019 – 6:30 P.M.

Conifer Cognition: Jay Park

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

Jay is a 1976 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, and has practiced Small Animal Medicine, retiring in 2014. In 1978, with wife, Tess, they have reclaimed an overgrown 3.6 acres including 1 acre woods. They began by identifying the 50 trees of Indiana then removing undesirable trees and invasives.  Interest in woody plants has evolved into not just planting higher quality trees but collecting conifers and landscape gardening. 

Member of American Conifer Society and American Hosta Society since 1997. They are the Indiana Representatives to the ACS as volunteers, and have organized ACS garden tours in Indianapolis area 2006, 2009, and 2015 as well as had our garden open for other club’s events.

Jay and Tess have attended dozens of Conifer Society educational meetings and Hosta Colleges.

Parkwood Garden has been featured in 4 national and local magazines and one gardening book and at the 2007 National Hosta Convention was voted Garden Award for Best Companion Plants.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 – 9:30 A.M.

Holliday Park Gardening Day

HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE 

We will be mulcing the hosta beds.  Bring a pitchfork.  The South Gate Hosta Garden always looks great after this session! 

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MONDAY MAY 13, 2019 – 6:30 P.M.

There is More Shade in the Garden Than the Hosta: Broch Martidale

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

Broch Martindale, Indianapolis Hosta Society Member, owner of Wild Flower Farms and perennial plant grower will cover some of our favorite shade plants and some new introductions coming to market.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019 – 9:30 A.M.

Holliday Park Gardening Day

MEET AT THE HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE 

Pulling a few weeds is more fun with friends.  The good news is there are less weeds than ever due to our pre-emergent program.    

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SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019

Hosta Show and Plant Sale

PLANT SALE12PM - 4PM, LEAF SHOW: 2PM- 4PM

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

The Annual Hosta Sale and Leaf Show is a great way to share our love of hostas and educate the public on the diversity of cultivars found in the hosta world. It also gives members an excellent opportunity to add some new hostas to their gardens and possibly win some recognition at the show.  Members and the public will have an opportunity to buy the newest hostas that aren't available in retail stores as well as rare and unusual plants and trees.  Cash, check and most major credit cards accepted.

The show competition includes twelve different cut-leaf sections, a container- grown division, trough/container gardens, artistic arrangements (using hosta leaves and other plants and flowers), along with educational displays.

Hosta Show Schedule: Click Here

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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 22-23, 2019

Weekend Coach Trip

OFF WE GO TO THE CLEVELAND OHIO AREA!!

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MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019 – 6:30 P.M.

Hosta Care: Panel Discussion

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

Experienced hosta gardeners who are members of the Indianapolis Hosta Society will provide a panel discussion about all aspects of caring for hostas.  Come and bring your questions!

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019  – 9:30 A.M.

Holliday Park Gardening Day

MEET AT THE HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE 

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER , 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

Fall Festival

MEMBER ONLY EVENT

THE AMBASSADOR HOUSE AND HERITAGE GARDENS

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019 – 6:30 P.M.

Topic: To be announced

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 - 9:30 A.M.

Holliday Park Fall Clean-up

MEET AT THE HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE 

Fall clean-up.  We put the garden to bed for the winter!

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019 – 6:30 P.M.

Linda and Ron Williams: Topic to be announced

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

Experience the delights of French gardens as seen through the eyes of tour guides, Linda and Ron Williams. Their European presentations always deliver stunning visuals with interesting narratives about the people and places they discover along the way.

The Williams are members of the Hosta Society since 1992 (both local and national), the American Boxwood Society for seven years, and the American Orchid Society for over 40; years; and Ron has been an orchid judge for about 40 years. “We have never visited a garden that we did not learn something from both private and public. And we have visited many gardens!” The Williams own Garden Travelers and have taken travelers to over 350 gardens with an emphasis on Italy, France and Britain — several private.)  Linda is currently President of the Indianapolis Hosta Society.


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SUNDAY, DECEMBER

Annual Holiday Party

MEMBER ONLY EVENT