Harbor Lane Gardens - Gathering during AHS Convention

idiothe(4 MN)June 5, 2010


If you will be in the Twin Cities during the AHS Convention, Jim and Sheila Hartmann (aka "The Idiots") would like to invite you to a gathering on the deck at Harbor Lane Gardens on

Friday, June 25

6 PM until ???

We'll have a variety of beverages, snacks, and horses ovaries (in French they say "hors d'oeuvers"). We're all going to be tired by that time, so don't worry about bringing stuff. If you want something more substantial than snacks and conversation, there are lots of places, fast food and otherwise, to eat nearby - we'll include details...

We'd like to get an idea of how many folks might attend, so give us a yes or a maybe... and also let us know if you need a ride.

email us at hlghartmann@gmail.com and we'll start a list and provide directions.

The convention schedule for Friday has us touring in the morning, then they serve us lunch and hold the auction in the afternoon. Dinner is "on your own." We figured since most folks will be leaving the hotel anyway, that would be the perfect evening to gather and swap some lies and connect faces with online "handles." We have a large deck, a screened porch, a tiny house, one fully functional bathroom, and about a half-acre garden with a few hostas...

And feel free to bring friends - they don't have to be forum folks... the more the merrier!

We are fifteen minutes, all simple freeway, from the convention hotel - when it isn't rush hour... of course, at six it will still be the end of a Friday rush hour, so figure a half hour or so. We'd be glad to give rides, and assume some of those who would be driving on their own wouldn't mind a hitchhiker or two as well. Arrangements can be finalized later... right now we just want to get on your calendar... and "maybe's" are OK - we know some plans might change, we're just trying to figure out if it will be 5 or 50...

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Thanks for the invite - I plan to stop and visit.


    Bookmark   June 5, 2010 at 4:34PM
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I'll be there too!

    Bookmark   June 5, 2010 at 10:22PM
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Count me in.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2010 at 11:41PM
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    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 11:48AM
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Jim - you and Sheila are always so good to me! If I am in town that weekend I will volunteer to come over and help so you and Sheila can be outside having fun with your guests! I should know next week.


    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 7:29PM
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I think my friend and I would be intersted--I'll send you a email. Thank you!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 7:32PM
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I would be interested too!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2010 at 6:46AM
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idiothe(4 MN)

I should make it clear... the gathering is for all hosta folks, especially those who share in the hosta forum communities at Gardenweb and Hallsons. If you are a local and not attending the convention, you are still welcome to come to the party. Not everybody has the time or $$$ to do the convention - but, hey... we're free!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2010 at 10:30AM
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hostadork(5 ne ill)

Hello Jim and Sheila... Lee from Schaumburg. I'll... Trying in vain to find a field clump of H. Sultana... would you have ten or more divisions to sell ? Or trade... Or any info about getting that many from someone you can recommend... That is quite a collection you have... Saw it on the Hallsons forum... Would love to see it someday .Thank you so much. Lee

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:15AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

hey dork ..... did you see the email address included in the original post ...

you might get a faster reply if you email them direct ...


    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:20AM
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