This site is a work in progress.  Ever changing.  At this time this site only has Hosta Information.  As always you can still blame this site entirely on my hosta!  YES!  The plan is still to add and expand to the photo galleries of the hosta I have currently, and have had from the past.

The author encourages non-English, and English as a second language visitors to use Google Translate to convert individual page(s) into a language that is preferable.  Google Translate suggests it can handle over 40 languages that can be cross-translated.

1/14/19 Work continues on stripping out slideshows and replacing them with photo galleries, and translation boxes to accomodate foreign translations.

PBKsPlace Website is about one man's obsession, and adventures with growing hosta in St. Paul, Minnesota in the United States.  This garden is located just a few miles south of the 45º North Latitude [St. Paul, MN GPS Location: 44.94°N; 93.09°].  Pages are added as they are.  The author still thinks of this as a blog; since that what this began with back in 2013.  It is most active from March 15th to October 15th; growing seasons do vary.  The author/host welcomes questions and comments from you the reader; please refer to the About the Author page for the contact information.

Concise History:

Site A:  Pre June 2017: Site was started on Google Blogger Platform (Updates discontinued)

Site B:  June 2017 to Currently:  Hosted by FatCow; Published with Muse By Adobe

Site C:  Forthcoming:   Hosted by FatCow; Published with DreamWeaver By Adobe.  Site B was over printed by Site C.


The Visitor counter is finally in place!

Flag Counter

It gives me a satisfaction to know that people do seem to come and visit here.  I hope they gain something of value from those visits!  For me, it gives me an impetus to keep writing for you out there.

During Thanksgiving of 2018 I started to start reposting the totals below for the site.   I have since realized that the counters I work with can't, or won't, provide explicit counts from day 'x' to day 'x'.  So I have to extrapolate numbers with a little extra math.  Although this makes it harder as different counters have different values about what they report.  Thus producing a report of numbers that represents 'apples to apples' equivalent numbers is not a straight forward thing to do (although you would initially think it would be).

The tables below look weak, and that's because the information is scant at this time.  As more years go by the better it will look.  The numbers that become important are the FlagCounter Annual Global number AND the FatCow Estimated Average number in the respective year.

Pbk's Place visitor Statistics  Annual Visitor Totals                  Yearly Change to TotalsYear   Global   NonUSA   USA  Nations   Global    NonUSA    USAFlagCounter Data2018      210       24   186  15        [December 31st; none]2019         Annual Totals        x                Yearly IncreaseYear   Global  Est. Av.   Report Period      Global   Est. Ave.FatCow Data2017      416        59   6/1 to 12/31 2017    None2018     3007       250   1/1 to 12/31 2018   +2561        +1912019                      1/1 to 12/31 2019 1.  I put emphases on US visitors as this site is written in US/American English.

2.  These numbers do not indicate how many return, nor do they indicate how many follow on a regular basis.

3.  At this time the presumption is that this number maybe between 210 to 250 persons per month. (as of December of 2019.


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