Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

In support of military families across the US, Walters Gardens, Inc. introduced a new Hosta, American Hero in 2010.  Walters will contribute $0.25 to Project EverGreen for each plant sold.  It is a native to North America.    

American Hero is described:  Like the soldiers we are honoring, this is a tough, durable hosta that reliably displays strong, bold variegation all season long.  It has wide dark green margins and a creamy white to pure white center speckled with green.  The thick leaves form a very dense clump, and as the plant matures they become somewhat twisted.  Lavender flower top the clump in midsummer.    

Hosta "American Hero"

GreenCare for Troops, with the support from The Toro Co., is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by Project EverGreen that connects local green industry professionals with men and women serving our country in the armed forces away from home.
GreenCare is in the process of helping hundreds of volunteers provide free lawn and landscape services for thousands of military families nationwide.  
To volunteer or to apply to receive services, go to  
Whether you plant a special plant in honor of our fallen heroes, attend a Memorial Day event or other remembrance, please take a moment to be grateful for the young men and women who didn't have a chance to lead the all American dream you and I have because they chose to fight and die for our benefit.  Humbling.


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