AHS Region 2/Great Lakes Newsletter
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Helen Mihu and Ruth Henson
The Whites' Gardens (continued)
3111 East 23rd Street, Granite City, Illinois 62040
beds of lilies, hostas, and other paths are dotted with old
The Mihu Henson Garden got its inspiration possibly 20
benches and interesting garden art.
years ago from riding past a city garden that was well 
There is everything here in the Whites' garden that one
known for its daylilies.
could wish for: A gently rolling landscape with beautifully
Now this garden hosts over 600 varieties. The garden
tended and bordered flower beds; daylilies and sun loving
responsibilities are shared by mother Helen and daughter
plants where there is sun, and hosta and shade lovers where
Ruth. The garden is in a plantation like setting on 5 acres.
there is minimal sun. All are in a setting bordered by trees
Five years ago the house was heavily damaged by fire. One
and taller flowering shrubs. The Whites' interests are
can only imagine the beauty this setting will be again.
many, and they have a vineyard as well as vegetable plots.
Work is in progress on the house and its surroundings.
The old red barn is a showcase for JoAnn's creativity and
Mihu enjoys all varieties of daylilies and at this time has no
energy. One can only imagine and look forward to what
favorites
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their energy will create in years to come.
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by Richard Norman
The Missouri Botanical Garden, established in 1859, is
located on 79 acres of landscaped grounds just a few miles
West of Collinsville, Illinois, is the oldest botanical garden
in the United States.
This botanical garden is one of the most well respected
botanical institutions in the world. The main purposes of
this botanical garden are research, education, and display.
Not only does this garden have many types of garden
settings and many thousands of flowers, but there you will
The Mihu Henson Garden
also find about 1,174 daylily cultivars.
As our time at this garden will need to be brief, you may
wish to schedule some time to enjoy this garden before or
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The Greater Cincinnati
Hosta and Daylily Society
will sponsor
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the AHS National Convention
Saturday, November 1, 2003
June 29 to July 3
This  event is an all day meetings with lunch
served on site. The program includes discussions,
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topics of interest, slides, and individual sharing of
experiences from both established and novice
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hybridizers.
For more information contact:
Shirley Farmer
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ShirFarmer@aol.com or call at 1 937 382 7789
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