Last Saturday, I have attended the Northern Illinois Hosta Society meeting at the Friendship Park Conservatory in Des Plains. I had the chance to hear Ken Harris, American Hosta Society Photo Editor, talk about digital cameras and gave us basic photography lesson. Taking pictures, he said, is like gardening, you have to get down and get dirty. And the best time to get picture is in the morning, in the afternoon and on a cloudy day.
As it is hosta season, some of my hostas are beginning to show their true colors.
New to me last year is H. Designer Genes, a red petioled hosta. I bought this from my society when Mark Zilis was our guest speaker in spring last year discussing what went on with the production and publication of his book 'Hostapedia'.
H. June Fever, one of the prettiest sports from the H. Halcyon family.
One of my favorites, H. Montana Aureomarginata. It has nice form and leaf color in summertime.
H. Liberty, a very nice hosta. This is a huge hosta just like H.Sagae, where it sported from.
I have been busy planting my lily bulbs but once I am done planting, I can devote some time in taking pictures of my hostas.