Spokane, WA
‘Northwest Textures’
June 28, 2002
hosted by the Spokane Hosta Society

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

Tour Gardens
The Daniels Garden  
a complete Japanese garden with 50 trees + 15 Japanese maples
Dillin + Scheller Garden 
blooming plants everywhere mixed in with the hostas
Gillingham Garden 
a steep hillside terraced and filled with hostas and companions
Ron + Sherry Guiles Garden
a 9’ wide grapevine rose basket and 3 concrete pigs amid thyme
Hagadone Garden in Casco Bay
a boat trip to a majestic primeval forest and an old cannon.
Magnuson Garden 
a 100 acre lakeside retreat + a turret-like stone over a beach
Mitchel Garden
An old wheelbarrow showcasing mini plants and fun statuary
Alan + Susan Tower Garden
Passing thru a wooden gate to an enchanted garden of hosta
Tower Perennial Gardens
A shopping frenzy amid huge display gardens + a sax quartet
The Trail Garden
a magnificent garden designed completely on a slope

AHS National Awards and Honors

       Alex J Summers Distinguished Merit Award               Van R. Wade
       Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta               H. ‘American Halo”

       Outstanding National Auction Contributor                  Plant Delights Nursery
                                 (tie)                                                Walters Gardens
            The first year for the On-Line Auction
       Outstanding Nat’l Online Auction Contributor             ?


NATIONAL TOUR GARDEN AWARDS - selected by convention attendees

Eunice Fisher Award
H. montana macrophylla                Garden of Alan and Susan Tower
AHS Best Blue Hosta in a Garden Award       
H. ‘Krossa Regal’                             Garden of Ron and Sherry Guiles
AHS Best Seedling/Sport in a Garden Award
Sport of H. ‘Gold Standard’                        Garden of Don and Shirley Mitchel
AHS Best Variegated Hosta in a Garden Award
H. ‘Sagae’                                          Garden of Charles and Corinne Gillingham     
AHS Best Gold in a Garden Award       
H. ‘Piedmont Gold’                          Garden of Charles and Corinne Gillingham


NATIONAL HOSTA SHOW AWARDS - selected by panels of judges

Best of Show
H. ‘Pinwheel’                                                Hans Hansen
Sweepstakes Award (winner of the most blue ribbons)
Charles Steele
Best Seedling/Sport
Sport of H. ‘Choo Choo Train’                   Hans Hansen
Best of Show- Design
no award given
Best Container Grown Hosta
Trough/Container Garden arranged for Effect
No award given

NATIONAL HOSTA SHOW AWARDS - selected by the convention attendees

President’s Exhibitors Award (overall champion hosta)
H. ‘Pinwheel’                                                            Hans Hansen
AHS Best Blue Leaf Award   
H. ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’                                   Elaine C. Malloy
AHS Best Gold Leaf Award
H. ‘Gold Glory’                                              C.H. Falstad, III
AHS Best Green Leaf Award
H. ‘Green Piecrust’                                      Charles Steele
AHS Best Variegated Leaf Award
H. ‘Faithful Heart’                                        Nancy Solberg
AHS Best Seedling/Sport Award
Sport of H. ‘Choo Choo Train’                   Hans Hansen
AHS Artistic Design Award
No award given

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