Raleigh, NC
2001 A Hosta Odd-yssey’

hosted by the North Carolina Hosta Society

Tour Gardens
Plant Delights Nursery   a waterfall in a grotto, food and a shopping frenzy
Sarah P. Duke Gardens  a large garden featuring native plants, trees and shrubs
Jones Nursery  almost missing lunch because there were so many hostas to buy
Wyatt LeFever Garden a hosta hybridizer & collectors heaven, a cobalt gazing ball
Longview Gardens  blue metal peacock bench, a clear ball fountain on 25 acres  
Montrose Gardens  kitchen garden, summer kitchen, and ancient iron urns on 61 acres
Greenhill Farm   11 hoop houses, seedling beds, lunch and a shopping spree
Audrey Woods Garden pottery olive jug planted with ‘June’, living wreath adorning a gate

AHS National Awards and Honors

       Alex J Summers Distinguished Merit Award               Mark R. Zilis
       Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta               H. ‘Krossa Regal”

       Outstanding National Auction Contributor                  Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery


NATIONAL TOUR GARDEN AWARDS - selected by convention attendees

Eunice Fisher Award
H. ‘Canadian Shield’
Garden of Graham Ray
AHS Best Blue Hosta in a Garden Award
H. ‘Blue Angel’
Longview Garden
AHS Best Seedling/Sport in a Garden Award
H. 90-4-1
Garden of Wyatt LeFever
AHS Best Gold in a Garden Award
H. ‘Squire Rich’
Garden of Leonard + Mary Nell Jones
AHS Best Variegated Hosta in a Garden Award
H. ‘Frosted Jade’
Longview Garden


NATIONAL HOSTA SHOW AWARDS - selected by panels of judges

Best of Show
H. ‘Stirfry’                                                       Sarah DaPra
Sweepstakes Award (winner of the most blue ribbons)
Hans Hansen
Best Seedling/Sport
Sport of H. ‘Baby Bunting’                         Hans Hansen
Best Container Grown
H. ‘Little Wonder’                                         Calvin Helsley
Trough/Container Garden arranged for Effect
Sarah DaPra
Best of Show- Design
“Anomaly Galaxy”                                        Steve Brown
Best Educational Display
Harry Abel & Lu Treadway


NATIONAL HOSTA SHOW AWARDS - selected by the convention attendees

President’s Exhibitors Award (overall champion hosta)
H. ‘Stirfry’
Sarah DaPra
AHS Best Blue Leaf Award
H. ‘Salute’
DeEtta Montgomery
AHS Best Gold Leaf Award
H. ‘Dee’s Golden Jewel'
DeEtta Montgomery
AHS Best Green Leaf Award
H. ‘Stirfry’
Sarah DaPra
AHS Best Variegated Leaf Award
H. ‘Tokudama Flavocircinalis’
Chuck + Betty Cruikshank
AHS Best Seedling/Sport Award
Sport of H. ‘Baby Bunting’
Hans Hansen
AHS Artistic Design Award
“Anomaly Galaxy”
Steve Brown

AHS Best Seedling/Sport Award
Sport of H. ‘Baby Bunting’                         Hans Hansen
AHS Artistic Design Award
“Anomaly Galaxy”                                        Steve Brown


Awarded for service to the AHS

Al & Fran May
Peter Ruh
Lu Treadway

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