Greetings Hosta Friends
Well, the dust has settled from our plant sale at the end of June. We were many days past our scheduled date and on June 5 we finally got a go-ahead from the church to have it outside, due to the restrictions we have all become accustomed to. We had 2 weeks to plan and get the information to the public. The plants had been fostered by board members and volunteers. They had endured colder than usual nights, wind, hail, late frosts, and 93 degree days. Thanks to the dedication of the volunteers most of the plants made it to June 20th in great shape. We started with almost 900 hosta and perennials and were nearly sold out by 11:00. We were so delighted to see the great support from our membership at the sale and we met a lot of new people too. I think that is a record turnout under the circumstances. There were only 5 hostas unsold and we will plant those at the garden we sponsor in Loose Park. Many thanks to all who helped make the sale a success.
The sad news is we were unable to have a meeting in March or have our Garden party scheduled on June 20th at the Alley’s wonderful garden. We have decided it is not going to be possible to have our meeting in September with our scheduled speaker either. We would however like to have an informal time of visiting and seeing each other. Deb Guardia suggested we could have a sharing time about our summer and our gardens. We need to have a workday at the Loose Park garden anyway so after our time of visiting and sharing anyone who would like to help, could stay for fall cleaning and mulching the garden.
We would love to see you there from 9:30 to 10:30 or so September 12th Jacob L. Loose Park 5200 Wornall, Kansas City, 64122 We can meet close to the Heartland Hosta garden, which is near the pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs, your breakfast, or a snack, and your garden stories and questions. The Club will bring bottled water. Since we are gathering in a group the parks department requires that we wear a mask and keep the 6-foot social distancing in the park. After the meeting, we would like to start working on the garden by 11:00. Anyone who would like to stay and help with the garden may want to bring gloves.
Really looking forward to seeing you all, it has been too too long.