Des Moines, Iowa

hosted by the Russ O’Harra Hosta Society

Remember 2004?
If you need a reminder,
here are a few highlights to trigger your memories!

AHS National Awards and Honors

Alex J Summers Distinguished Merit Award  
Dr. Robert C. Olson
Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta  
H. ‘Bridegroom’
Outstanding National Auction Contributor
Fred and Audra Wilson
Outstanding Nat’l Online Auction Contributor
Brian and Virginia Scaggs


Tour Gardens
Heard Gardens, Ltd.
the 7’ juniper sculpted like a saguaro cactus
Iowa Arboretum       
the 40 acre ‘Library of Living Plants’
Johnson-Ferguson Garden  
With Greg Johnson’s newly registered H. ‘Royal Wave’
Mike and Issy Lemke’s Garden 
the huge ‘cliff’ garden and the perfect porch swing!
Joyce & John Flie’s Pantheon Hosta Gardens
with the huge terraced gardens and serpentine paths
Bob and Jackie Pool’s Garden  
the back yard like a small arboretum. What conifers!
Quilted Gardens & Nursery
and the colorful ‘quilted’ garden around the back deck
Marilyn & Tom Kenney’s Skycrest Gardens
5 water gardens and one with a misty waterfall!  
Stark Gardens
a delight to see the masses of OS plants offered to us
Audra & Fred Wilson’s Garden 
more than 1500 cultivars in one garden.  HOSTA ENVY!

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