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The Gardens at Turkey Run, Pine Island, MN:

Welcome to The Gardens at Turkey Run. We are a hosta dislay garden with more than a thousand varieties of hostas. The hostas are surrounded by many companion plants with varieties of lilies, ferns, astilbes, solomon seal, and many other plants that like a similar growing environment.

train "All Aboard! Next STOP....SPRING!"
We're currently closed for the season. Please e-mail us to get on our calendar for a tour date starting in June, 2018.
Click here for more information on how to schedule a tour.

Our New Registration: Hosta 'Sun Dogs'
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Hosta 'Sun Dogs' is a sport of Hosta 'Sun Power'. It has light green leaves with a wavy yellow edge. The plant gets to be be 72" wide and 36" high, is mound-like and has a moderate growth rate. We've had the plant for over ten years and can attest to its' hardiness. H.'Sun Dogs' will appear in the AHS Hosta Registry in 2019.

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Common Questions:
Here are answers to the most common questions that we get on hosta care, plant markers, fertilizer, and slugs.
Click here to view and print the Answers to our most Common Questions.
(print using "landscape" format).

Old Standard Hostas:
Read our brochure on old standard hostas, the ones that came with the house, or the ones you got from your grandma or neighbor. The information in this brochure will help you identify these "old" hostas.
Click here to view and print the tri-fold brochure on Old Standard Hostas
(print using "landscape" format).

Growing Hostas:
Read our brochure on growing hostas... water, fertilizer, mulch, dividing, and more.
Click here to view and print the tri-fold brochure on Growing Hostas
(print using "landscape" format).

The AHGA 2018 Hosta of the Year (HOTY) is h.'World Cup':
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The American Hosta Growers Association (AHGA) Hosta Of The Year (HOTY) is selected by a vote of AHGA members. Award winners are hostas that are good garden plants in all a regions of the country, are widely available and in sufficient supply and retail for about $15.00 in the year of selection.

To find out more about the 1996-2017 HOTYs, go to the AHGA website.

'World Cup' Plant Tag:
    The picture on the plant tag is a picture of h.'World Cup' in our display garden.
    In 2012, Mark Zillis, Q ad Z Nursery, who had done the tissue culture for 'World Cup', looked at the 'World Cup' in our garden, and was impressed with it's size, color, leaf texture and shape. We also indicated how much our customers were impressed with 'World Cup' and wanted to purchase it - and we hoped Q and Z would offer it again.
    Thus began a sequence of events that lead to h.'World Cup' being put back into production, a picture of our plant being put on the plant tag, and now being named AHGA Hosta of the Year for 2018.


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