Welcome to the Northern Illinois Hosta Society
We are a group of people connected by our love of hostas, the most versatile and popular perennial plant in the country. Our members enjoy sharing their hosta knowledge and experience, and we invite you to explore our site and use the resources provided here.
Whether you are an NIHS member, a visitor or a budding hostamaniac feeding a passion, you've come to the right place. You will find a lot of useful information here.
Our members come primarily from the Chicago metropolitan area, but hosta lovers from anywhere are welcome. If you are not presently an NIHS member, we encourage you to consider what we have to offer.
On behalf of the Northern Illinois Hosta Society, welcome to our website. This site is designed to be a valuable resource enabling you to learn more about shade plants (hostas and companion plants) for your garden.
I delight in this quote I found on the Delmarva Hosta Society website. I believe this is indicative of all the ways members choose to participate and enjoy their hosta society.
"...united by our enthusiasm for hostas and hosta gardening. Some of us hybridize, some of us photograph, some of us write, and ALL of us delight in the beauty of hostas."