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The NWHS planted and continues to maintain the Dahl-Roeder Memorial Garden located in Wilson Park, Menomonie. The park was established in honor of Janice Dahl and Darrel Roeder. Janice was a NWHS founder member and our first editor-in-chief of the Northern Star newsletter. Darrel was a past NWHS president and also served on the board of directors. Each spring members meet at the garden for our annual cleanup and maintenance event. Individual members perform general care throughout the growing season, with a special thank you going to Jan Harvey who is especially active in keeping the garden attractive.
Darrel’s wife Ann, dad Don, and granddaughter Kaya were all there working when the garden was first planted. Besides planting hostas that Darrel loved, he also had a passion for dwarf conifers, peonies, clematis and martagon lilies – all of which are part of this memorial garden.
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The March edition of the AHS eNewsletter starts out with the sad news of the passing of AHS President, Gregg Peterson. He died in the early morning hours of February 22. An active member, speaker, and current president of the American Hosta Society, he enjoyed gardening with and talking about hostas! He spoke to the NWHS in May 2012 on leaf judging, February 2014 on the hosta calendar, and our bus trip viewed his garden in 2017. He and his wife Amy had an impressive gold hosta garden in the front and giants and minis in the back. He will be greatly missed by all.