Posts Tagged ‘IDeal Garden Markers’

In the midst of our busy season this year, we had the privilege to experience the 2010 American Hosta Society Convention.  It hasn’t come to the Twin Cities since 2000, so we were thrilled to be a part of it.  One of my favorite moments was meeting the lovely In Sook, the name behind the hosta ‘My Child Insook.’ If the convention comes to your area, it is definitely something you don’t want to miss.  You can learn more about hostas by listening to guest speakers, bid on the hottest varieties in an auction, admire the Cut Leaf Show, and embark on tours of the most gorgeous hosta gardens around.  In a nationwide gathering of hostaholics, you might make some new friends, or even meet your favorite hybridizer!

We also displayed our new IDeal Garden Markers, which received rave reviews.  Our webmaster, Joe Husby, created a new, easy-to-use website at http://www.IDealGardenMarkers.com, where you can order samples of these durable (stainless steel!), attractive markers.

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Well, here I am snug and comfy and trying to remember to write 2010 on my checks. Yes, some people still write checks! The point is, it is below zero here in Minnesota and my mantra is “Why do I live here?” Actually, that is the state motto in January of any year. But I digress.

It’s not easy to write for a hosta blog when you can’t see the hostas. They are hibernating with the bears and the chipmunks. And me. So while I am hibernating, I am looking at hosta web sites like HostasDirect.com and cruising the Hosta Library and dreaming.

Our fearless leader, Tom, has already ordered the newest and most spectacular varieties of hostas and heucheras for Spring shipping. And he’s done more with his down time than that. (Actually, Tom doesn’t have any down time. I got 5 emails from him on New Year’s Day.) He’s been busy inventing a brand new stainless steel garden marker ( see IDeal Garden Markers) that I know you’ll be crazy about. The new product has it’s own web site so drop in and look around. And let me know how you’re greeting the new decade.

Waiting for spring

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