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‘Empress Wu’ is here!  Our Starter (TC) have been going fast since they went on our website a few days ago, so hurry to get yours now so you don’t have to wait until next season.  This hosta is very new, extremely popular, and still difficult to get.

Why all the fuss about this particular hosta? It is said to be the biggest hosta ever, over 4 feet tall with leaves over 20 inches long!  It’s so new that only the hybridizer and a couple of others have mature specimens.  The fun will be in watching ‘Empress Wu’ grow to see how big yours will get!

We also changed the Free Hosta list, which now includes some miniature hostas for you to choose.  For each $50 you spend (before tax and shipping),  add one Starter (TC) of any of these hostas to your cart, and it will be deducted from your total.

‘Bitsy Gold’

‘Chartreuse Wiggles’

‘So Sweet’

‘Sunshine Glory’

‘Teeny-weeny Bikini’

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Hello everyone and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

HostasDirect will soon have a brand new website, running on a brand new server!  This new website will boast many new features, including the ability to directly compare hosta attributes side-by-side and making it even easier to search our database of 7000+ hostas using our HostaSearch(TM) technology.  Placing orders will be simplified into one screen, instead of having to go through 5 different pages to finish placing your order for hostas!  Additionally, we will begin accepting PayPal as well as all the major Credit Card providers for placing an order.

We have some great deals up our sleeves for helping you save money this coming season, so as always, stay tuned!  Our Hosta Queen, Marcia Fluer, will be keeping you up to date on the daily activities here at HostasDirect – the #1 place to buy hostas for your garden!

This post was written by Joseph Husby, “the tech guy” here at HostasDirect.  A little about myself:  I am a junior at the University of Minnesota in the honors computer science program.  I also plan to minor in business management.  In one of my management classes, we are having a competition as to who can rank highest on Google for the search term Zompire Dracularius.  I have included a link to my Zompire Dracularius website.  There isn’t much there, but it has been a fun project so far!  Oh, and FYI, I’m currently creaming the competition!  🙂

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Be sure to check the www.HostasDirect.com newletter later this week for a special offer guaranteed to save you money AND a contest. I love winning stuff almost as much as I love snapping pictures of my hostas.

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I’ve been ‘on the job’ for about two weeks and logged three days at our retail site. WOW!! Several customers came from many hours away to take advantage of our big sale and they love hostas almost as much as I do. Like me, they saw themselves happy and content selling, talking, watering and loving hostas all day long. Hostas are a numbers game and they knew their numbers: how many hostas they have, what their names are, and how to use them. They also knew how to pump me for information. “What is your favorite? Why? Any tricks about getting rid of slugs? Deer?” It was exhausting and fun.  If hostas are your passion, I’d be happy to hear from you. So long for now. Back to work.

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I hope this blog is helpful for you in gaining knowledge about hostas and garden markers so that you can enjoy and benefit from them even more!

I am Tom Carlson, owner of www.HostasDirect.com and www.IDealGardenMarkers.com. I know most of you do not have time to read books, magazines and long blogs so one of my goals is to keep this as succinct as possible while also providing information that might not be available through other sources.

I do get swamped running two seasonal businesses in the spring and generally work from 6 AM to 11 PM seven days a week from March through late August. I know that is hard to believe but it is quite true. I will do the best I can to write frequently. If you have topics you would like me to write about please email me! Our web site at www.HostasDirect.com has a great deal of information, videos, power point presentations and more. Also, please feel free to write or send your hosta photos and videos to our web site.

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