A Hosta Fanatic
I now have about 250 varieties of hosta growing in my yard. In 2005 I won the GCDHS hosta cut leaf competition Sweepstakes Award with 17 blue ribbons and in 2006 the Masters Sweepstakes with 24 blue (won second Master's in 2009, 3rd in 2012 with 32 blue ribbons). In 2007 I won the Pat Kip award for best Gold Standard leaf, 2nd award in 2012. In 2008 I took the ribbon for best potted plant. I am a Master show judge and judge at the Cincinnati, Columbus and Louisville, Ky shows. Obtained Master Gardener certification in 1998.