While on a jaunt down to southern Ontario I called up Lynn Bisschop of Shades of Green in Aylmer and shyly asked if I could come for a tour of the garden and a peek at 'Quiet Waters'. A super nice lady; she not only gave me a tour but also permission to take a few photos to post.
Wow is all I can say. 'Quiet Waters' is an amazingly-lovely hosta in person and is definitely a stand out!
It's an OP seedling from a streaked pod on 'Aurora Borealis'. The substance is surprisingly thick for so much white.
Lynn has registered it and will be putting it into tissue culture this year. Cross your fingers and toes that it takes in tissue culture. If all goes well, it may be available in 2012. It's rather slow growing so if fails in TC, we will have to be very rich and line up for a piece of it, I'm afraid. :-)
Thanks, Sandy for the pictures. Last I saw 'Quiet Waters' was the pic Lynn posted on Hallson a couple of years ago. I think it had a bit more green in the centres of the leaves at that time, but it was outstanding from the beginning. Also keeping my fingers crossed that the tissue culture works.
(enablement disclaimer: One can not add it to their wish list if it is not yet available.)
I sure hope it will be available, though. Imagine being able to visit it every day.
This leaf looks like one of those water slides!
Thanks Sandy and everyone for all the nice comments. Sandy, your pics make our garden look lovely. Thank you for this alternate view. I must not sit back and take it all in often enough.
The dark green hosta in the fourth pic is Edge of Night.
Open Hearth has extra petals and tepals which is called a polytepal, although I'm not so sure in this case as these two scapes were fasciated somewhat, so I think these were really two flowers in one. Sort of like Siamese twins...very cool looking! They sure got my attention!
Glad you stopped in, Lynn! Thanks for filling in the blanks for the dark green hosta and the term for the extra petals. I have more pics of your garden but many were over exposed due to the strong sunlight that day and don't do the garden justice. I meant to take some of your other seedlings and new acquisitions but it seems I got distracted by the sale table, lol.
Sandy, the Blue hosta in the front is Blue Arrow. In the pot is Lady Guinevere.
The back row has Second Wind peeking through, then Brother Ronald (more green this time of year) and Fragrant Blue.
Between these 2 rows, you can see some of Hoosier Harmony showing, although I need to move that one as it doesn't show well there.
Thanks again for all the pics, sanannie. I just saw Quiet Waters on another forum and wondered why it didn't have any entries on DG or the Library yet. Now I just have to wait patiently until it's available. Beautiful markings!