Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hosta Hybridizer Group's Meeting

The Hosta Hybridizer Group's last meeting for the year will be at 10 AM, Sunday, November 3rd at Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor.  We are excited to announce that Hosta hybridizer Ron Livingston will be our guest speaker and will debut his new power point presentation entitled 50 Shades of Green . His previous presentation Have Hostas Gone to the Dogs? got rave reviews at Winter Scientific, the Ontario Hosta Society Hosta Forum, and First Look.  Ron is an excellent speaker who understands hostas from the collector's, hybridizer's, and introducer's perspective.  It's sure to be an informative and fascinating talk!

Here's the scoop on 50 Shades of Green-

Ron will be presenting the provocative theory that plants have coerced animals and insects like bees to do their bidding by spreading pollen and seeds.  He suggests that they have also "used" people to spread their offspring world wide and to improve species through hybridization and selective breeding.  Featured will be five plants that have tapped into the human desire for sweetness, beauty, sustenance, intoxication, and the need to belong.  Do plants have us right where they want us?  This unique presentation will put a whole new twist on sex in the garden.

If anyone would like to contact me I am more than happy to answer any questions about our meeting.

Thank you so much!