Kathy and Mike

The Shadracks

Kathy Guest has been gardening intensively for over 40 years and claims that her favorite plant is "whatever is in bloom". She belongs to many plant organizations and helped to establish the Buffalo Area Daylily Society (BADS). She is a former Board member of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and The American Hosta Society. Kathy also served on the board of the Western New York Hosta Society and volunteers for Gardens Buffalo Niagara.

Kathy has always been interested in everything that grows although her main passions are daylilies and hostas as well as spring time ephemerals. She has recently developed an interest in Solomonn Seals and Japanese maples and she now has substantial collections of both.

Kathy has always said that she is not a hosta person, she 'Married into Hostas' but she wrote The Book of Little Hostas that was published in November 2010 by Timber Press. This book is designed to introduce gardeners to the joys of growing the small, very small and miniature hostas and includes details of over 200 beautiful little hostas together with ideas for planting them in the landscape and in various containers and troughs.

In addition to writing The Book of Little Hostas, Kathy has been published in Fine Gardening Magazine and Upstate Gardeners' Journal as well as many smaller newsletters and publications.