has traveled around the
United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland and
Europe gathering information and taking pictures of
hostas in private and public gardens. He
visits many retail nurseries each spring and summer to gather images
of the best cultivars of hosta.
major goal is to provide good, detailed information
on hostas, we would love to share our images with
others. Therefore, we ask that you observe the
following guidelines for use of the images:
1. If you are
a not for profit organization, please give us credit and a
link to our website.
2. If you are
using the images in a profit making
get our permission and pay us for our efforts.
3. Some photos have a graphic
beneath them giving credit to the person who
donated the image to The Hosta Helper. These
photos are NOT available to others and
are not part of this Image Use Policy.
our image use policy below for the details.
Contact us if you have any
text and image files, audio and video clips, and
other materials are protected by copyright laws and
may be covered by other restrictions as well.
The Hosta Helper retains all rights, including copyright, in
data, images, text, and any other information
contained on this website. The Hosta Helper expressly prohibits
the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined
in the copyright laws as described below.
We have over 6,000 hosta images on
The Hosta Helper. Around 2,000 have been donated by
other people and are not available for sale or
use by others. That leaves about 4,000 images which are
owned by us. These have all been quality graded and the
best have been designated as 5-Star photos.
Alphabetical lists of these photos are available
from our Database.
includes garden clubs, plant groups, Master Gardener
organizations, individual's gardening websites and other
web resources meant to educate the public about gardening
and horticulture. Of course, profit is not the
motive of these groups and they do not charge for
Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of
protected materials for noncommercial educational
purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research,
criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless
otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print
text and image files from the The Hosta
Helper website for such
uses are welcome to do so without our express
permission. However, users must cite The
as the source of this material as they would
material from any other creative works.
We allow royalty-free use of
our low-resolution images in webpages or blogs that
meet the following criteria:
online work is free and open for public use without a
image is credited in a caption as “Image Courtesy of
The Hosta Helper”.
direct hyperlink is provided to The Hosta Helper homepage.
This should be done by creating a hyperlink on the
“Image Courtesy of The Hosta Helper” caption
to the URL of http://www.plantsgalore.com/Hostas/.
us an email to let us know that
you have used our image.
Please DO NOT
link directly to the image posted on
The Hosta Helper website. Download
the image and post (upload) it directly to
Low-resolution images from
The Hosta Helper
may be used in a single
work such as a newsletter as long as the credit “Image Courtesy of
The Hosta Helper” appears with each image.
Send us an
email to let us know that you have used our
This category includes anyone who
charges for their
work or services. It would include nurseries, garden
supply businesses, professional plant organizations,
professional book, magazine or blog writers,
arboreta and horticultural gardens who charge an
Anyone wishing to use any text or images for
commercial use, publication, or any purpose other
than fair use as defined by law, must request and
receive prior written or email permission from
The Hosta Helper.
Permission for such use is granted on a case by case
basis at the sole discretion of The Hosta
Helper. Usage and
reproduction fees will be applied depending on the
type, size and nature of the usage request.
Note: The Hosta Helper
watermark will be removed from
The images posted
on the website are small (640 to 670 pixels wide),
low quality jpg files suitable for web display or
small size printing only. Commercial websites who
would like to use these images may do so for a fee
of $20.00 per image.
Please DO NOT
link to the image posted on
The Hosta Helper website. Once you
have paid the fee and received permission, we will
send you the watermark free image so you can post it
on your website..
For most of the
hosta and other images, we have high quality jpeg
originals in 4288 x 2848 or 6000 x 4000 pixels format and file size
of 4.5 to 6.0 megabytes or more. These were taken with
Nikon D90 and Nikon D7100 cameras.
You may crop and
otherwise manipulate these images for your own
purposes once you have paid the fee and received
proper permission. The watermarks will be removed by
resolution images may be made available for print or
other uses under the following terms.
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