you haven't yet had a look at the First Look Auction, there's some really
interesting things in there that you probably can't get anywhere else. Ran
Lydell has just made some amazing donations, including 'Oh My Heart', the plant
with thousands of flowers, and the First Look Award-winning 'Jump Start'.
If you have an interest in hybridizing, or are looking for some rare
collector items there are now 80 items posted there with more going in
tonight. Some of the biggest names (and some of the newest names) in hosta
breeding have put some nice things in there. I put a few things in too. It'll
run until next Saturday night, so there's still time if you're considering
bidding on the items there, or even donating some yourself. If you know of
anyone not on the lists who might be interested in the auction, please pass
This year half of all proceeds will go to benefit the Hosta Journal. Ensuring
that this will be done correctly will be our esteemed treasurer Barbara Jones
and our Registrar Roy Dales, who is Auditing and Finance Chair for the AHS.
Good luck to all
bidders, and watch the auction list for posts about how the auction will
conclude. If anyone one has any questions they'd like to ask please feel free to
post me publicly on the lists or privately at firstname.lastname@example.org and
I'll do my best to answer them to your satisfaction. We
had some problems with how some of the auction facilities were working
earlier in the week, but that great computer expert Bob has straightened
them out for us and everything seems to be working fine now.
........Bill Meyer, Chief Auction Slave