AHS National Convention
Columbus, Ohio
1986

If you need a reminder, here are a few highlights to trigger your memories...

 TOUR GARDENS

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ward Garden
Inniswood Botanical Garden
Richard Meyer Garden
Handy Hatfield Gardens
Dr. and Mrs. Joe Gauthier Garden

SPECIAL AWARDS AND HONORS

Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award
Frances Williams   (awarded posthumously)
Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta Award
H. ‘Frances Williams’           selected by Caroline Williams

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Mrs. Gretchen Harshbarger
Awarded for her contributions to the use of hostas in the landscape design for home gardens.

AHS MAJOR AWARD WINNERS: 1986 CUT-LEAF SHOW

Presidents Exhibitor Trophy
“Queen of Show”  
H. ‘Kevin Vaughn’ sport of ‘Christmas Tree’         Eleanor & William Lachman
Minnesota Blue Award
H. sieboldiana ‘Elegans’                              Richard Ward
Minnesota Gold Award)
H. ‘Sun Power’                                              Warren Pollock
Schutt Silver Cup (best artistic design)
“Early Morning Mist”                          Linda Applegate

The first judges’ clinic was held at this convention - chaired by Nancy Minks
Jim Cooper, Alex Summers and Paul Aden were the Auctioneers

TOUR GARDEN AWARDS – selected by the convention attendees

Eunice Fisher Award
(Best registered large leaf cultivar-awarded to the hybridizer/introducer)
H. ‘Antioch’                                        Tompkins-Ruh-Hofer
Nancy Minks Award
(Best registered small/medium cultivar)
(tie)
H. ‘Blue Cadet’                                  Aden
H. ‘Crepe Suzette’                            Lachman
Savory Shield Award
(Best new seedling/sport)
H. ‘Inniswood’                                    Inniswood Botanical Garden
Harshbarger Landscape Design Award
(Best landscape use of hostas)
Richard Meyer Garden
AlaHoSo Award    (Est. 1985)
(Best registered variegated hosta grown in a clump)
H. ‘Antioch’                            Richard Ward Garden

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