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Photo of Hosta 'Blue Magic' © Richard Ford
Hosta 'Blue Magic'
Richard Ford

Richard Ford, former Chairman of the BHHS, has been recognised by the American Hosta Society for his skill with a camera. In the AHS's latest photography awards, Richard was Champion in two classes (Best Landscape Picture Involving Hosta and Artistic Impression) as well as being Reserve Champion in four classes (Best Hosta Close-up, Best Picture of an Entire Mature Hosta Clump, Best Landscape Picture Showing Multiple Clumps and Best Landscape Picture Involving Hosta).

Richard and his wife Mary have retired from running their hosta nursery but continue to breed and select hostas. Their most recent registration is Hosta 'Blue Magic', a sport of Hosta 'Blue Angel'.

You can see more of their registrations here and a larger version of Hosta 'Blue Magic' here.

Photo of Mickfield Hostas stand at Hampton Court Palace Show  George Feltrup
Mickfield Hostas' Gold Medal display
George Feltrup

Hampton Court Palace Show

It was another successful Show for BHHS nursery members.

Mickfield Hostas and Brookfield Plants were both awarded Gold medals for their displays.

Bowden Hostas gained a Silver Gilt Flora medal.





Photo of Hemerocallis 'Kate Carpenter' © Andy Wyers
Hemerocallis 'Kate Carpenter'
Andy Wyers

Plant Profile

This month's Plant Profile of Hemerocallis 'Kate Carpenter' comes from Jan Wyers.

Jan writes:

Kate Carpenter was bred by R.W. Munson in 1980. It has 6” (15cm) flowers of cream-melon-pink with a green throat that radiates out onto the petals.

Read more ....

As this series develops, earlier entries are being added to the archive

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Page last updated: August 2014