AHS National Convention
Jackson, Michigan

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


Tom & Bobbie Schmid weeping larches, waterfall, & a large vegetable garden
Clarence and Betty Owens woodland plants, dwarf conifers and hosta seedling areas
Dave and Sue Heinz giant collection of dwarf conifers and ‘berm’ landscaping
Summit Woods poison ivy show place & peaceful healing gardens
Gil and Marge Jones gazebo near a tree surrounded by ‘Gold Standards’
Jim and Jill Wilkins 11 acres of display beds, borders of mature hostas


Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award
Mildred Seaver
Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta Award
H. tokudama ‘Aureonebulosa’
‘Big Bucks’ Auction Award
Walters Gardens


Presidents Exhibitor Trophy
H. ‘Sunshine Glory’ Richard Ward
Midwest Regional Blue Award
H. ’Love Pat’ Richard Ward
Midwest Regional Gold Award
H. ‘Piedmont Gold’ Kenneth Anderson
Benedict Award (best variegated)
H. opipara ‘Brinka Bill Brinka
Best unregistered seedling/sport Award
H. ‘Sea Thunder’ Richard Ward
Schutt Silver Cup (best artistic design)
“Pictured Rocks” Clare Richards

TOUR GARDEN AWARDS – selected by the convention attendees

Eunice Fisher Award
(Best registered large leaf cultivar-awarded to the hybridizer/introducer)
H. ‘Big John’ Clarence Owens
Nancy Minks Award
(Best registered small/medium cultivar)
H. ‘Northern Lights’ Walters Gardens
Savory Shield Award
(Best new seedling/sport)
H. ‘Herb Benedict’ DB-86-1 James Wilkins
Harshbarger Landscape Design Award
(Best landscape use of hostas)
no award given this year at the request of the---- hosts
AlaHoSo Award
(Best registered variegated hosta grown in a clump)
H. ‘Northern Halo’ In the Gil Jones Garden

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