Can someone tell me once again where the registration forms can be found?
Headed out Wednesday for the Grand Canyon and everything else we can
find between Phoenix and Salt Lake City.
Bill Meyer wrote:
I just heard that one of the talks at this year's Hosta in Focus will be
from Janet Mills, who will be giving a tutorial on how to work on hosta
pictures on the computer to make them look their best. Janet is the person
who does this work for the Hosta Journal. I think this will be her first
talk anywhere. This will be the only chance we have to listen to somebody
who does this kind of work for a living tell us some of the ins and outs.
If there is a pro at working on hosta pictures, it's Janet. She will teach
everyone some of the trickier things like removing slug holes and even
labels from the picture, as well as how to work on them to get better prints
afterward. Should be really interesting for all who like hosta photos.
I've been to every Hosta in Focus since it began and liked every one. If
you can make it, you won't be disappointed. One thing I would recommend
is to come Friday as it's a great chance to spend some time before the
meeting with some of the eastern folks like Bob Solberg, Warren Pollock,
and the inimitable Kevin himself. Also attending will be Mike Shadrack,
Carol Brashear, and just possibly Alex Summers, the man who founded the
AHS and pioneered much of what we now take for granted.
I visited Alex last Sunday and he is doing well. For those who don't know,
this has been a rough year for him with the loss of his beloved wife Gene,
knee-replacements on both knees, and cataract surgery on both eyes. When
we were discussing a new hosta that he didn't like he said "Just so they
don't name it after me". I pointed out that we've already named pretty
much everything we could after him, Gene, his garden, and his dogs, and
that he had even named some plants after his old cars. He said something
If you're out there Kevin, Who else will be speaking? What else can we
expect this year?
..........Bill Meyer p.s.
For those who might be apprehensive, the hotel is about a half hour away
from Washington, so there is nothing to worry about there.