Viewing merpeg's Garden Diary: Hostas North
Thursday, May 28, 2009
All from DAJblooms (Art and Dawn) nice, nice plants.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
New additionsAdded Sun Power, Sweet Home Chicago, Whirlwind and Revolution.
Also added more heucheras, 2 Stoplights, 1 Miracle and 1 Tiramisu to go with the 2 Purple Palaces and 1 Peach Melba from last year.
Monday, March 30, 2009Nothing showing yet. People in Arlington are showing their "ears" but nothing here. Patience!!
First up, Old Faithful, Last up Christmas Tree. No shows Reptilian and Twilight.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Back year NorthSecond Hosta Bed.
Love Pat, Francheska, Beckoning, Sugar Daddy, Komodo Dragon for starters.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wonderful rainGot 6 hours of a slow beautiful rain. Plants just perked up unbelievable. Got a lot of pictures of wet plants.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
MarkersI finally got some real-deal markers through an Eon coop. Keith spray painted them for me, a hammered dark green, so now I'm off to start on the labels.
Everything is really growing good. Most have doubled, some have tripled in size. But they are still babies compared to some I've seen. Have had problems with squirrels and finally had some slugs show up. Never seen them here before, but now they're here. So put out slug bait and it has helped.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
WowOkay, all of the Sissinghurst came in, but USPS really messed up and almost shrink wrapped them. Fried hostas, but some huge, huge roots. All are doing well.
I also won a Gunsmoke in auction and it is beautiful and in the ground and blooming.
I also just got Enterprise in auction.. I think I may move all of my "whites" togeter, but will see later on.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Coop hostas due any minuteThe Sissinghurst coop hostas are in transit. I cannot wait. This will completely fill (make that overfill) this bed. I am going to have to do a lot of moving, rearranging down the road, but I want this bed to get established first.
Something is eating Fragrant Blue, Fragrant Bouquet from the top up. Big holes.
Great Expectations is now just a "tions." It's leaves are almost gone. I am about to go crazy trying to deal with slugs, maybe caterpillars, feline cats, rabbits and squirrels. Some of my hostas apparently are their favorite salad dish. But some, they totally leave alone. Weird, and frustrating.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
What's Planted 2008SMALL
Rain Forest Sunrise
Sea Fire (2)
Twist of Lime
Stained Glass (2)
Dream Weaver (2)
Fragrant Blue (2)
Fragrant Bouquet (2)
White Christmas (1)
Christmas Tree (2)
Great Expectations (1) Will be moved to pot soon.
Paul's Glory (1)
Pineapple Upside Down (1)
Queen Josephine (1)
So Sweet (1)
Sum and Substance (1) This was mislabeled and turns out to be another Christmas Tree. So, will be replacing it.
Received from Coop.:
Fried Green Tomato (1)
Moon River (2)
Twilights (2) 1 Died. One month later, it showed up. I declared it dead prematurely.
Blue Diamonds (2)
Reptilian (2) Died, maybe, still wondering about this one.
Fringe Benefit (1)
Received from Auction:
Empress Wu (Last one to go dormant, late Oct.)
Love Pat (Helene)
NOID with grape-like flowers (Helene)
Thursday, May 29, 2008
HectorHector is my new gargoyle for my hostas. Keith was so not interested in any garden art, but when I said gargoyle, he liked it. We had fun finding this one. I named him Hector, and Keith calls him "Hector the Protector."
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Hosta bloomingJust checked again and sure enough that little Dream Weaver has two blossoms coming on it. I've only had it out there a month.
One of the Sea Fires is getting way too much sun. I need to decide to move it or see if it can stand it until the sun moves a little bit more. Should be only two weeks until its shadier.
Being new, this is a lot of guesswork and studying. I so hope I end up with what I am dreaming of.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Two Deliveries in the RainPouring down rain here yesterday, got over 1.5 inches, and had two Hosta deliveries come in. One from Wayside and the other from Hallsons. What a difference. One group was only about 2 inches tall; though with a good root system. The others were about 8-10 inches tall with georgous root systems. And the little ones cost way more! And now that I have looked closer at them, the bigger ones have several eyes than can be divided. That brings me up to about 35 hostas which is probably too much for that one bed, so will have to establish another bed and do some transplanting.
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