Hosta Search™ needs funding and pictures to keep going!
The HostaSearch™ database is available as a free service to gardeners and hosta lovers. I hope you not only enjoy it but also contribute pictures and data to make it even better. If you wish to contribute pictures, please click the link
Right now, we have data on over 7,000 hostas with over 6,000 photos. The hostas are indexed by over 70 hosta characteristics. To my knowledge, this is the largest and only searchable, relational hosta database in the world. This database cost no less than $60,000 to build not including the tens of thousands of hours Pat Mora devoted to detailed research, data entry and comments.
To maintain HostaSearch™, there are several ongoing costs:
- Data entry of new and old hostas
- Photo cleanup using PhotoShop software
- Coding and loading photos into our system
- Monthly server costs
To keep this database alive, up to date and growing takes a great deal of money. If you can make a contribution it would be greatly appreciated. If not, you are certainly welcome to use the free HostaSearch™ service.
Tom Carlson - President