Many have listed mentors. I would like to
mention other categories of people? that have advanced hostas and companion
plants, gardens etc.
Print world: George Schmid for "The Genus
AHS for the Silver Book and the Journals
Steve Greene for The Hosta Finder
Tony Avent for his catalogs
Clyde Crockett for pixlist, and his positive contributions
Joanne Pyszczek for Hosta-open
Bob Solberg for his involvement
Kevin Walek for his cheerfulness
Misc.--others that have had an impact on
Jim Hawes for friendliness and knowledge he so unselfishly gives
Q&Z Nursery for all the tc plants I purchased.
Others that have interacted with me.