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Hosta Collection
Date of the latest updating of this web page: 12 December 2012 

Around 150 km to south from Seoul, near a small town Yongin, there is the biggest botanical garden of Korea. It is called the "Hantaek Botanical Garden". In the introductory brochure it is stated, that since 1979 the Foundation that maintains this botanical garden has collected about 7.2 million plants of 8000 species including rare, endangered, native, and introduced plants. This makes it the biggest botanical garden in Korea. Surely it is one of the biggest botanical gardens I ever visited - and I visited many of them. The two pearls of this Hantaek Botanical Garden are the "Hosta Collection" and the "Lotus Collection". In my opinion each of these two collections is amongst largest in the world (if not the largest). On this photo-page I am showing these more interesting hosta plants from the Hantaek Hosta Collections.

#A1. "Hosta" is the name of ornamental vegetation (flowers) that are native to Korea:

       The name "hosta" is assigned to a "rhizomatous perennial" which grows mostly in cooler climates. Hosta belongs to the Liliaceae family with around 70 species, a herbaceous perennial treasured for their lovely foliage, which has a range of colour - yellow, different shades of green, bluish green, varied combinations of green and white, green and yellow and golden. Their mauve or white bell-shaped flowers are borne on scapes. They like a cool, shady, environment with moist but well-drained fertile soil and do not tolerate drought. A native of the Far East and East Russia, they do not grow naturally in Europe or America. But they are spread throughout the entire world as favourite ornamental plants kept by people in their homes. Because hosta are also native to Korea, the Hantaek Botanical Garden has an impressive collection of these plants, as I believe probably one amongst largest in the world (if not the largest one). 
       Please notice that the last photograph "Fig. 15" below shows the lotus flower on the foreground, while a lotus pond on the background. Apart from the huge hosta collection, the Hantaek Botanical Garden has also an extensive collection of lotus plants and flowers. In my opinion this collection of lotus plants is one amongst the biggest in the world. The only area which would be comparable to lotus ponds of the Hantaek Botanical Garden would be the "Lake Chini" in Malaysia, which used to be one of the biggest lotus areas in the world. Unfortunately, Malaysians unwisely destroyed lotus plants from the Lake Chini, thus loosing their leading lotus role in the world. 
       More interesting facts and photographs concerning South Korea, as well as a more complete description of life in Korea, are provided on the Korea page.

#A1.1. My photographs of most interesting samples of "hosta" from the Hantaek's collections:

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For further curiosities of Korea see the web page Korea

#A2. How with the web page named "skorowidz_links.htm" one can find totaliztic descriptions of topics in which he is interested:

       A whole array of topics equally interesting as these from the above web page, is also discussed from the angle that is unique to the philosophy of totalizm. All these related topics can be found and identified with the use of content index prepared especially to make easier finding these web pages and topics. The name "index" means a list of "key words" usually provided at the end of textbooks, which allows to find fast the description or the topic in which we are interested. My web pages also has such a content "index" - only that it is additionally supplied in green links which after "clicking" at them with a mouse immediately open the web page with the topic that interest the reader. This content "index" is provided on the web page named skorowidz_links.htm. It can be called from the "organising" part of "Menu 1" of every totaliztic web page. I would recommend to look at it and to begin using it systematically - after all it brings closer hundreds of totaliztic topics which can be of interest to everyone.

#A3. Emails and contact details to the author of this web page:

       Current email addresses to the author of this web page, i.e. officially to Dr Eng. Jan Pajak while courteously to Prof. Dr Eng. Jan Pajak, at which readers can post possible comments, inquiries, or replies to questions which I ask on my web pages, are provided on the web page about me (Dr Eng. Jan Pajak). That page also provides other commonly used contact details to the author. 
       The author's right for the use of courteous title of "Professor" stems from the custom that "with professors is like with generals", namely when someone is once a professor, than he or she courteously remains a professor forever. In turn the author of this web page was a professor at 4 different universities, i.e. at 3 of them, from 1 September 1992 untill 31 October 1998, as an "Associate Professor" from English-based educational system, while on one university as a (Full) "Professor" (since 1 March 2007 till 31 December 2007 - means at the last place of employment in his professional life). 
       However, please notice that because of my rather chronic lack of time, I reluctantly reply to emails which contain JUST time consuming requests, while simultaneously they document a complete ignorance of their author in the topic area which I am researching. Therefore, if the reader sends a request to me, I suggest to let me know somehow that he or she actually went through the trouble of reading my web pages and learning what these pages try to say. 

#A4. Copyrights © 2012 by Dr Jan Pajak:

       Copyrights © 2012 by Dr Jan Pajak. All rights reserved. This web page is a report from outcomes of research of the author - only that is written in a popular language (so that it can be understood by readers with non-scientific orientation). Ideas presented on this web page (and also in other publications by the author) are unique for the author’s research, and thus from the same angle these ideas were NOT presented by any other researcher. As such, this web page presents ideas which are the intellectual property of the author. Therefore, the content of this web page is the subject to the same laws of intellectual ownership as every other scientific publication. Especially the author reserves for himself the credit-rights for the scientific discoveries and inventions described on this web page. Therefore, the author reserves that during repeating any idea presented on this web page (i.e. any theory, principle, deduction, interpretation, device, evidence, proof, etc.), the repeating person gives a full credit to the author of this web page, through clearly explaining that the author of a given idea and/or research is Dr Jan Pajak, through indicating the internet address of this web page under which this idea was published, and through mentioning the date of most recent update of this web page (i.e. the date indicated below).
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Date of starting of this web page: 3 August 2007 
Date of the latest updating of this web page: 12 December 2012 
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