Are you a passionate hosta collector? Do you want to learn about new varieties being developed here in Wisconsin? This talk will explore the different colors, shapes and sizes of hostas. As the owner of Uniquely Hostas since 2013, Marlene is an expert on hostas. She will also discuss spring bed prep and how to care for hostas.
Marlene established Uniquely Hostas (www.uniquelyhostas.com) in Elroy, WI in the fall of 2013 with her husband Jonathan Goodrich and son Seth Goodrich. At that time, they offered approximately 300 varieties of hostas for sale. After purchasing Jim's Hostas in Dubuque, IA, they now own the largest collection of hostas in the United States with over 3100 varieties. Marlene is also a hybridizer of hostas and their first introduction “Uniquely Go Big or Go Home”, will be offered this year. She and her family are a current (and past vendor) at this event. When not working in the gardens, Marlene is also the Director of Rehab Services and Audiology at Mile Bluff Medical Center.