Jack Barta has been interested in plants since he was a boy. While pursuing careers of professional photography and obtaining a degree in teaching music, Jack has always kept his interest in plants. He wants to help you with his passion, and making your landscape the envy of your neighborhood with the use of of Americas favorite perennial, the Hosta.
Jack has some 2000 plus varieties of hosta which are on display in his yard. While he sells the plants, he also takes pride in the display of his front yard.
“When you get started gardening by taking care of a hosta plant, whether it’s one or many, you get to see how good it feels and how rewarding it is to keep something healthy and alive.”
Jack’s passion for hostas has really grown in the last twenty five years, and he’s become nationally prominent in the world of hosta. His business is Jack’s Hostas, and he has attended and sold at most American Hosta Society conventions, as well as received honors from the Midwest Regional Hosta Society.
Jack maintains a Master judge status with the AHS and has sponsored and co-chaired several conventions, and now co-chairs the Winter Hosta Meeting of the MWRHS. Jack was also a professional photographer for over forty years, and previously taught music as a band director in the Mequon school district for thirty six years.