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Little Hostas

While in Buffalo last summer for their awesome annual Garden Walk I was lucky enough to visit the lovely garden of Michael and Kathy Guest Shadrack tucked into 13 wooded acres, including a recent garden devoted to nothing but miniature hostas (those that measure six inches of less in height. As I’ve said, they’re the horticultural equivalent of a litter of Jack Russell terrier puppies. That’s Michael and me in his garden, above. At the time I was—and still am—head-over-heels for diminutive hostas as we’d just published a story in Country Gardens on mini hostas with Marsha Ansevics at her Flying Frog Hosta Farm in Indianola, Iowa. And I was excited to share my enthusiasm with Michael, who told me he had just completed a book on the subject for Timber Press. So I’m especially eager to let you know that Michael’s book, The Book of Little Hostas: 200 Small, Very Small, and Mini Varieties, has officially hit the bookstores. Look for our review of it in the Summer 2011 issue of Country Gardens (on sale May 17th).

One Response to “ Little Hostas ”

  1. It was a blast to have you in Buffalo last summer!

    Folks will once again be able to check out the Shadrack garden this year during the National Garden Festival – get all the dirt at http://www.nationalgardenfestival.com.

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