Visitors are welcome!
This month's speaker is Larry Tucker:
Larry Tucker is a retired newspaper editor who escaped to the garden 23 years and got lost in a maze of hostas. In looking beyond his 50-year career of deadline-driven reporting, editing and publishing, he found backyard digs to be not only good exercise but a great stress-reliever. As founding president of the Mid-South Hosta Society, he helped create the Memphis Botanic Garden's Hosta Trail, which was certified as an American Hosta Society National Display Garden. He also has served on the AHS and Dixie Regional Hosta Society boards. For 10 years, he was editor of the Hosta Hotline newsletter. And for 13 years, he wrote more than 100 of his popular Made in the Shade columns, the basis for this book, Made in the Sade, More Confessions. Nationally, Larry has written and edited extensively for The Hosta Journal. He was editor of the AHS's new Hosta Adventure: A Grower's Guide. When not serving as an ambassador for the "Friendship Plant," he gardens with his wife Shari in Southaven, Mississippi.
Larry will have copies for sale of Made in the Shade, proceeds of which benefit the endowment for the Hosta Trail.
Membership in AHS is encouraged and MTHS members can earn a paid 2012 AHS membership through a point system which recognizes participation in MTHS events. The Hosta Journal (AHS) published three times each year is abundant with hosta information and photographs of national tour gardens and the latest hosta hybrids.
On-going projects of MTHS include:
- staging a booth at the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, at which time bare root hostas are sold;
- an Annual Hosta Sale, (featuring over 200 varieties) held the Saturday before Mother’s Day in the parking lot of the Maryland Farms YMCA in Brentwood, TN.