The Gardens at Turkey Run, Pine Island, MN:

NEW Important changes for The Gardens at Turkey Run.

We have discontinued both our hosta sales and hosta garden tours. Thanks to our past customers and tour groups for their support.

Our New Registration: Hosta 'Eye of the Tiger'
Eye of the Tiger AHGA
Hosta 'Eye of the Tiger' is a sport of Hosta 'Lakeside Paisley Print'. It has dark green leaves with a narrow white streak in the middle or center. The plant gets to be 30" wide and 20" high, has an upright shape and a moderate growth rate, but more rapid than the parent plant. H.'Eye of the Tiger' will appear in the AHS Hosta Registry in 2020.

Our Registration: Hosta 'Sun Dogs'
Brother Stephan AHGA
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.

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 2019 Hosta of the Year (HOTY) is h.'Lakeside Paisley Print':
World Cup AHGA
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:

AHGA 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.

Click here to see pictures of some examples of different sizes of hostas:
-- Small Hostas
-- Medium Hostas
-- Large Hostas
-- Very Large Hostas