Quiet Waters

White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

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. :-)

Sandy

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

What is also amazing is that Lynn & Art have created such a lovely landscape in just 8 years. They have over 900 hostas in their display beds.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

A nice place to sit and take it all in.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

From Top left: 'Cynthia', 'Sagae', (not sure of the dark green one), 'King Tut', 'Blue Wedgwood', Brunnera 'Jack Frost', 'August Moon'. 'Stilletto' bottom left.

.....Edited to note the name of the dark green hosta - it is 'Edge of Night' (thanks Lynn)

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Hosta 'Climax'

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Hosta 'Good As Gold'.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Here's 'Paradigm', 'Elizabeth Campbell' and 'On Stage'.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

There were many streakers including 'Gunther's Prize'.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Left to right: 'Lakeside Coal Miner', 'Stardust', 'Alex Summers' & 'Slick Willie' at the back.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Hosta 'Quilting Bee'

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

A stunning Echinacea.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

The rippled blue in the middle is 'Cutting Edge'. Left front is 'Corn Belt', 'Lakeside Miss Muffet', 'Hart's Tongue' & 'Hercules' at the rear.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Undulating paths of green separated the many beds.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

The daylilies were in peak bloom. Lynn's husband, Art, admits an addiction to them, too.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

I just loved this daylily... 'Kathy Renwald'.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Had to show you this one too. Daylily 'Open Hearth' has 2 blooms that are 'overachievers', lol. I'm not sure of the correct term .... anyone know?

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Another rare one. 'Regalia'.

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White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Lynn said she has to constantly divide 'Winter Lightning' to prevent the solid yellow from taking over.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Serene gardens, lovely layout, beautiful plants and a sweet person to allow us to visit through your photos, Sandy. Thanks for a cool tour on a hot day.

Tremont, IL(Zone 5b)

Simply beautiful.. envy them.

Norristown, PA(Zone 6b)

gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Love that Quiet Waters! Hope it does well in TC.

West Central, WI(Zone 4a)

Put me on the list for 'Quiet Waters"! I love it.

Thanks for all of the pics. You must have had such a wonderful day.

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Oooh! That is a pretty one! Beautiful gardens, too. Thanks for the tour.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

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.

Ann

Iowa City, IA(Zone 5a)

'Quiet Waters' is simply gorgeous!!! Wow!

White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

(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!
Sandy

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Aylmer, Canada

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!

Lynn

Waterman, IL(Zone 5a)

I wish you success with Quiet Waters. Gotta have it someday. What a gorgeous Hosta.

White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

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

White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

I liked this grouping too. Lynn if you are still here, I'd sure appreciate you filling in the blanks on this pic as well.

Front from left:
'Blue Arrow'
'Candy Hearts'
'Permanent Wave'
In pot is 'Lady Guinevere'

Middle, peeking out are:
dark green 'Second Wind'
'Hoosier Harmony'

Back from left:
Left: 'Parhelion'
'Brother Ronald' (more green this time of year)
'Fragrant Blue'

Sandy

.... Edited to fill in the names I had missed (tks Lynn!)


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Edmonton, AB(Zone 3a)

Sandy
Super photo's , I should have worn a bib!
Thank you for the mini tour.
Ann

White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Thanks Ann, and I'm sure you can imagine it was much better in person!

Sandy

Aylmer, Canada

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.

Lynn

White Lake, ON(Zone 4b)

Thanks! I edited the posts above to show the correct names.

Sandy

Adrian, MI(Zone 5b)

I saw it Saturday and it is an exceptional Hosta! Hopefully it will TC and we will all get a chance to have it in our gardens!
Best wishes Lynn!!
Bonnie



Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

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!

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

I doubt we'll hear much more until it's registered and the tissue culture process (hopefully) works. It would appear the neither Lynn nor Sandy are with us on DG as subscribers anymore.

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Beautiful pictures sanannie! Love the 'Quiet Waters', it is gorgeous! I also love the Echinacea, is there any way you can find out what kind it is?

susan

Virginia Beach, VA

I would love to get one too if they have success with the TC.

Bellie

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