You might expect a convention hosted by Extension Master Gardeners to have a special emphasis on education. You won't be disappointed. We are featuring two parallel tracts of 6 speakers with a variety of topics to appeal to all convention attendees. Plus, two highly respected banquet speakers guaranteed to both entertain and inspire.

Thursday afternoon, June 22nd
Hosta Series
Mark Goodwin (Central Missouri University, Asst. Professor)
The Effect of Hosta Leaf Waxes on Slug Feeding
Tom Micheletti (American Hosta Society, Past President)
Hostas in the Landscape
Glenn Herold (Illinois Central College, Professor Emeritus)
Family Matters: The Significance of Plant Classification
with Emphasis on the Family of Hostas

Gardening Series
Alan Stevens (Kansas State University, Professor Emeritus)
Grow the Roots, and the Plant will Take Care of Itself
Lee Coates (Peggy’s Flowers, The Papercrete Potter)
Japanese Maples, New and Unusual Varieties
Lenora Larsen (Marais des Cygnes EMG)
The Love Connection: Flowers and Pollinators

Thursday, June 22nd Evening Banquet Speaker
Ahh ....Kansas (a light-hearted and entertaining welcome to
the State of Kansas)

Saturday, June 24th Evening Banquet Speaker
New Plants to Complement the Midwest Hosta Garden

Alan Branhagen has accepted a position as Director of Operations at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and, regrettably, is no longer available to join us as our Saturday evening banquet speaker.

2017 Midwest Regional Hosta Society Convention
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