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ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 16, 2011
3:34 PM

Post #8567654

The Sign-up Period for the Hosta Swap is Now...CLOSED.
All Hosta Boxes Received by July 1st..."Thank You All"!


Ask and You Shall Receive...
It is that Time of Year...Time for Another Fun and Exciting Hosta Swap...
So that Means it's Time for...the...
2011 - Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'!

The 2011 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' is Open to...
All Dave's Garden Subscribing Members Residing with an Address in the United States or Canada.
Canadian Subscribing Members are Welcome as Well.

(Just as Long as...
I Get at Least Two(2) Canadian Subscribing Members to Sign-Up for Match-Ups)

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2011 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Rules
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If You Wish to Participate in the 2011 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'...
You Need to Sign-Up by Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 11:59 PM.
(Just Before the Stroke of Midnight)
To Participate You Also Must D-Mail Me All Your Information Before the Closing Date/Time.

I Will be D-Mailing the Name of Your 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participants Name that You Will be Sending Your Hosta(s) to...Saturday, June 11th, 2011.

This 'Secret Hosta Swap' is for Sending...
...at Least One(1) Named Hosta Plant.
(You are Allowed to Send More if you Choose but...You Must Send at Least One(1) Healthy, Disease Free, Named Variety of Hosta, with at Least One(1) Eye and Sufficient Roots for Planting).

There has been Much Discussion Here and Other Forum Sites on HVX and Foliar Nematodes. If You are Suspicious of Any Hostas You Have...Please Do Not Share those in Question with Your Fellow Hosta Friends. Please Only Send a Hosta(s) that You Would be Happy to Receive and Plant in Your Garden.

All 'Secret Hosta Swap' Packages Must be Mailed/Sent out by Monday, June 20th, 2011.
If there is Any Problems Getting Your Package Shipped Out on Time...
Please D-Mail Me so I can Contact Your Secret Hosta Swap Mail Recipient/Partner.
This 'Secret Hosta Swap' is Set-Up so that No One Knows Who is Mailing to Who.

All Secret Hosta Swap Packages Must be Mailed by USPS Priority Mail, FedEx, or UPS with a Delivery Confirmation(DC) or Tracking Number.
Once You Have Mailed Your Package...Please D-Mail Me with Your DC or Tracking Number.
This Will be Used to Track the Package if there is Any Problems with the Delivery.

Please Remember to Send Me that D-Mail with Your Information for Mailing...So You May Participate in this Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'.
Make Your D-Mail Subject Line...'Secret Hosta Swap' and Include the Following Information:

Your Full Name (First and Last).
Your Full Mailing Address (Including Zip Code)
Your Dave's Garden 'Screen Name/User's Name'.
Your Personal E-Mail Address.


I Will D-Mail You with a 'Confirmation D-Mail' that You are a Participant of the 2011 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'.
I Will also be Posting Below the Participant's 'Screen Names' as They Sign-Up. If Your Name Does Not Show Up on the List Below...Please D-Mail Me to Get this Corrected.

A Very Important Sideline Note...
Hosta Secret Swaps are Always a lot of Fun and We Can Avoid Disappointment by Making Sure that those who Sign-Up for this Secret Hosta Swap are Committed to Following through and Mailing out their Packages on Time. Please...
Do Not Sign-Up if You Can Not Complete Your Obligation.

NOW...Everyone...If You Wish...
Post or Link Your List of Hosta(s) that You Have Currently in Your Garden Below When You Post to Participate. 'Wish Lists' May be Added to Your Post Below Also.
(This Does Not Mean that Your Trader Has to Send You a Hosta(s) from Your 'Wish List'. It is Just a Guideline so People Will Know what Hosta(s) You Have Currently in Your Garden and what Hosta(s) You May be Looking for.
Any Hosta(s) that are Sent...are Totally Up to the Individual Who is Sending.
This 'Hosta Secret Swap' is as All 'Secret Swaps' are...For Fun!

So Let's All Have a Good Time!
If You Have Any Questions or Concerns...Just D-Mail Me.

Lelan.

Following are Links from the HostaLibrary.org.:
(A Wonderful Source and a Wealth of Information)

Simple Instructions for Dividing Hosta.
http://hostalibrary.org/misc/div/

Simple Instructions for Shipping Hosta:
http://hostalibrary.org/misc/ship/index.html

Hosta Virus X - (HVX )
http://www.hostalibrary.org/firstlook/HVX.htm

Another Very Good Source with Visuals for:
Digging-Dividing and Shipping Hosta.
http://www.pbase.com/weed30/dividing_and_shipping_hostas



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2011 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participant Listing
SENT and RECEIVED.

(Here is a Chart of What the Standings Currently are.)
We Have...18 Participants
___________________________________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

'50glee (NC)'- Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
6/17~Hosta Box Received from Mittsy(mittsy) in New York.


'beaux' (PA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/15
6/20~Hosta Box Received from Joyce/(joycet) in Ohio.


'bentleygardens' (GA)'- Hosta Box Sent- 6/16
6/16~Hosta Box Received from Frank(franknjim) in Illinois.


'Crit' (OK)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
6/23~Hosta Box Received from Helen(HelenVT) in Vermont .


'Eleven' (MI)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/22
6/25~Hosta Box Received from Marna(Mrs_Ed) in Illinois.


'franknjim' (IL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/14
6/18~Hosta Box Received from Ed(bentleygardens) in Georgia.


'gardenlady123' (MI) - Hosta Box Sent- 6/20
6/20~Hosta Box Received from Lelan(ZZTOPSOIL) in Oregon.


'gardenmart' (MA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/21
6/25~Hosta Box Received from Patti(Crit) in Oklahoma.


'happgarden' (MO)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/29
7/1~Hosta Box Received from Maureen(maureenpm00) in New York.


'HelenVT' (VT)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/20
6/24~Hosta Box Received from Beverly(50glee) in North Carolina.


'hostaluver84' (WI)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/21
6/23~Hosta Box Received from Rose(Rose1656) in Illinois.


'joycet' (OH)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/17
6/21~Hosta Box Received from Ronna(gardenlady123) in Michigan.


'maureenpm00' (NY)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/27
6/23~Hosta Box Received from Martha(gardenmart) in Massachutes.


'mittsy' (NY)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/20
6/17~Hosta Box Received from Betsy(beaux) in PA.


'Mrs_Ed' (IL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
6/30~Hosta Box Received from Joyce(happgarden) in Missouri.


'plantnutz' (GA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/18
6/24~Hosta Box Received from Shawna(Eleven) in Michigan.


'Rose1656' (IL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/20
6/21~Hosta Box Received from Brenda(plantnutz) in Georgia.


'ZZTOPSOIL' - OR- Hosta Box Sent- 6/18
6/24~Hosta Box Received from Bobbi(hostaluver84) in Wisconsin .

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2011
3:40 PM

Post #8567670

Well you must have known we were talking about you :-) I'm in!

Rose1656

I lost 'Spring Fling' this year, so I guess that one is on my wish list

Here's my list


http://davesgarden.com/tools/journal/viewentry.php?rid=212176




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ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 16, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8567677

You are Quick My Dear Hostaholic..
And Yes...My Ears Have Been Burning for a Week Now.
50glee
Huntersville, NC

May 16, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8567874

Oh I did say I was busy. But as I sit in my daughters kitchen (600 miles from home & one glass of dinner wine . . .before dinner)
- I cannot resist.

YES!! Sign me up.
. . . well maybe, just maybe I have a slight habitual tendency towards Hosta Swaps.
And its a "Good Thing"!!

Sign Me Up!

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8567954

Count me in too! Dmail officially sent!!

I currently have maybe 85 hostas and keep my journal on DG up-to-date: http://davesgarden.com/community/journals/vbc/Eleven/87341/

I already have divisions of these ready:
Allegan Fog
Golden Tiara
Guacamole
Hyacinthina
Lemon Lime
Maraschino Cherry
Night Before Christmas
Plantaginea
Royal Standard
Sum and Substance

I would love anything new, especially any of the following from my wish list =)
Aristocrat
Atlantis
Blue Shadows
Cracker Crumbs
Deja Blue
Enterprise
Fragrant Queen
Jaz
Majesty
Patricia
Purple Haze
Red Dragon
Rickrack

Just edited to add hosta divisions ready.

This message was edited May 23, 2011 8:18 PM

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8569868

I asked a question on your other thread about a swap and last I looked it hadn't been answered. What about hostas that are patented? Do we divide them or not? It's quite a long list -
'American Icon' PP #17441
'Anne' PP #10661
'Aristocrat' PP #11286
'Atlantis' PP #17093
'Beckoning' PP #18371
'Bersun' PPAF
'Blue Cups' PPAF
'Blue Ivory' PP #19623
'Cat and Mouse' PPAF
'Cathedral Windows' PP #17295
'Christmas Candy' PPAF
'Clifford's Stingray' PP #17279
'Clovelly' PPAF
'Dancing in the Rain' PP #15977
'El Nino' PP #14632
'Eskimo Pie' PP #16290
'Eye Declare' PP #18466
'Final Summation' PPAF
'Fireworks' PP #16062
'Forest Fire' PP #17644
'Fragrant Queen' PP #19508
'Golden Meadows' PPAF
'Goldrush' PPAF
'Grand Marquee' PP #15961
'Great Escape' PP #19003
'Hanky Panky' PP #16217
'High Society' PP #17313
'Hollywood Lights' PP #17296
'Independence' PP #17044
'Jerry Landwehr' PPAF
'Journey's End' PP #16895
'June Fever' PP #15340
'Karin' PP #12663
'Lady Guinevere' PP #15591
'Liberty' PP #12531
'Little Jay' PP #19539
'Lonesome Dove' PP #17294
'Magic Fire' PP #17524
'Morning Light' PPAF
'Mourning Dove' PP #17311
'Neptune' PP #19674
'Old Glory' PP #12503
'Orange Marmalade' PP #16742
'Paradise Joyce' PP #12119
'Paradise Power' PP #12117
'Pineapple Punch' PP #18318
plantaginea (Gold Margin) PP #8016
plantaginea (White Margin) PP #8015
'Prairie Sky' PP #17309
'Rainbow's End' PP #17251
'Regal Supreme' PP #19818
'Revolution' PPAF
'Roy Klehm' PP #19647
'Royal Standard' PP #2467
'Secret Ambition' PP #19507
'Silk Road' PP #19835
'Singing in the Rain' PP #19565
'Solar Flare' PP #7046
'Stitch in Time' PP #18061
'Tattoo' PP #11603
'Thunderbolt' PP #14232
'Time Tunnel' PP #16435
'Titanic' PP #12402
'Touch of Class' PP #13080
'Twilight' PP #14040
'White Triumphator' PP #12662

Ann
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

May 17, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8570369

HI, I am in.

I only have a few named hostas which are:

HAVE;
SUM AND SUBSTANCE (new-not big enough to trade yet)
STAINED GLASS
STILETTO
HALCYON
GUACAMOLE
ELEGANS
WHEATON BLUE
ALEX SUMERS
CADET BLUE
Plantagenia

i also have several MINIS THAT I LOST THEIR NAMES.

WANT:
Mainly i only want small hostas, but also like:

PAULS GLORY
ALLIGATOR SHOES
GEMINI MOON
JEWEL OF THE NILE
JUNE FEVER
REMEMBER ME
COUNTRY MOUSE
GOLD DROP
GREEN EYES
CRACKER CRUMBS**** really want this one
TWIST OF LIME
TEENY WEENY BIKINI***********really really want this one

I keep editing because my wants keep changing:-)

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8579691

I would like to be in the swap. I only have 2 hosta varieties right now. Sum and Subtance and another one I'm drawing a blank on and will have to go look.

I would like any other hostas that I don't have!

Thanks!!!!


All the package says is varigated. The leaves are green on the edges with serated edges of white in the center. Kind of like lightening on the edge of the white, then the full center is white. Maybe I can get a pic and someone can ID for me.

This message was edited May 24, 2011 5:43 AM
HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

May 23, 2011
5:22 PM

Post #8582828

Count me in!!

I HAVE:
Halcyon
Francis Williams
Abiqua Drinking Gourd

WANT
Sun Power
Brother Stefan
Liberty
Titanic

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2011
7:11 PM

Post #8583133

Liberty is PATENTED! I hate to be a wet blanket, but I feel that if people go to the trouble of patenting a hosta, we should respect that.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
4:56 AM

Post #8583773

Ann, people can also go out and buy a hosta if they want. I know I did it last year for my swap partner, and I wasn't the only one to do so. The wants help show what kind of hostas people like. There is no obligation to send a specific hosta from someone's list.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2011
9:10 AM

Post #8584249

OK Must admit I was thinking more in terms of dividing hostas already in one's garden.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
10:49 AM

Post #8584467

My garden is fairly new. Lots of my new plants are still babies to me that I don't want to be hacking at with a shovel or knife =) But yeah, the general idea is to swap plants. Sometimes it's just not an option, for whatever reason (new plants, nematodes someone doesn't want to spread, patented plants, etc.)
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8586947

Plse I am waving my hand, I want it...yeah!

Want:
Love the ones that stand up tall on tall stalks,
Love the minis
Love the giants
Hosta Orange Marmalade looks really interesting
Course would love to have Hosta Empress Wu
Have lots of shade



Edited to put my have list out, please ignore the numbers:
_________Blue Umbrellas
(310303) - Chartreuse Wiggles
(310304) - Cracker Crumb
(309755) - Day After Christmas
... - Earth Angel
(309777) - Elegans
(309775) - Elegans (Blue Giant)
(309763) - Elvis Lives
(309529) - Fire & Ice
(309768) - Francee
(309769) - Frances Williams
(309773) - Gold Edge Aureomarginata
(309759) - Gold Standard
(309770) - Golden Tiara
(310295) - June
(310294) - Lemon Lime
(309766) - Leola Fraim
(309774) - Medio Varigata
(309765) - Night Before Christmas
(309771) - Pacific Blue Edger
---------------Razor's Edge
(311901) - Regal Splendor
(309754) - September Sun
(309762) - Strip Tease
(309761) - Sum and Substance
(309767) - Twilight
---------------Pineapple Upside Down Cake

(310293) - whoopee




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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8586966

I'm in …

Haves:
http://davesgarden.com/community/journals/vbc/Mrs_Ed/78125/

Want:
Basically anything I don't have. I DID find an old wish list of mine from 2009. On it was:
Blue Ivory
Fragrant Blue
Blue Mouse Ears
Cherish
Brim Cup
Hanky Panky



This message was edited May 26, 2011 7:46 PM

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2011
12:15 PM

Post #8588767

Lelan...you KNOW I can't resist this. I'm having a lot of family issues with my parents right now... (Mom has cancer, Dad has the beginning of dementia) but I'll MAKE the time for this!

I'll try to get back later with my lists. I love em all!
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2011
3:51 AM

Post #8590155

Okay, Lelan, sign me up! I'll come up with a list later...

Here's my list from last year and I may have lost some of them and for sure added some which I will edit later..

Antioch
August Moon
Blue Angel
Blue Ivory
Blue Mouse ears
Bridegroom
Captain Kirk
Carnival
Cherish
Christmas Tree
Dark Star
Diana Remembered
Dust Devil
Earth Angel
El Capitan
Elegans
Emerald Ruff Cut
Faith
Fire and Ice
Fire Island
First Frost
Fortunei Alba Picta
Fortunei Aureomarginata
Fragrant Blue
Fragrant Bouquet
Francee
Frances Williams
Fried Green Tomatoes
Geisha
Georgia Sweetheart
Golden Tiara
Great Expectation
Guacamole
Guardian Angel
Gunsmoke
Halcyon
Honey Bells
Hyacinthinna
Ice Age Trail
Inniswood
Inspired Greatness
Invincible
Iron Gate Dellight
Island Charm
June
Katsuragawa Beni
Krossa Regal
laevigata
Lakeside Black Satin
Lakeside Blue Jeans
Lakeside Cindy Cee
Lakeside Coal Miner
Lakeside Cranberry Relish
Lakeside Dot Com
Lakeside Dragonfly
Lakeside Hula Hoop
Lakeside Kaleidoscope
Lakeside Knickknack
Lakeside Looking Glass
Lakeside Love Affair
Lakeside Masterpiece
Lakeside Mom
Lakeside Party Dress
Lakeside Rhapsody
Lakeside Ripples
Lakeside Sapphire Pleatls
Lakeside Surf Rider
Lancifolia
Maraschino Cherry
Marbled Cream
Midwest Magic
Night Before Christmas
Nigrescens
Paradigm
Parhelion
Patriot Reversed
Paul’s Glory
Piecrust Power
Plantagenia
Powder Blue
Praying Hands
Rainforest Sunrise
Red October
Regal Splendor
Reptilian
Roller Coaster Ride
Royal standard
Sagae
Savannah Supreme
Sea Prize
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Spilt Milk
Stained Glass
Stiletto
Streaking in Nebraska
Sum and Substance
Sun Power
Tenyru
Thunderbolt
Touch of Class
Undulata Albomarginata
Undulata Erromena
Undulata Univitatta
Ventricosa
Whirlwind
William Lachman
Winter Snow
Yellow Splash Rim

Still loving the yellows and blues and always the streakers and red petioles and.piecrust ruffles and...





This message was edited Jun 10, 2011 8:55 AM
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8590470

Sign me up. It was fun last year. Now all I have to do is update my lists and get them posted.

My have and want lists.
http://www.gardenweb.com/members/exch/franknjim

This message was edited Jun 10, 2011 5:42 PM

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2011
6:03 AM

Post #8592357

Okay I will participate this year also! All my hostas are giant this year due to all the rain we have had. So far I have:
solar eclipse
marilyn monroe
honey belles
halcyon (sp)
many other I am having a senior moment right now.
will ad more later. lol
Ronna
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8596234

I am in. Here are my lists:
I have more in the gardens, but these I am getting ready to plant, move, or divide, so I know I will have these to trade definitely:
Emerald Ruff Cut
Fried Bananas
Gold Standard
Hadspen Blue
Lakeside Ripples
Pinky
Stained Glass
Sweet Home Chicago

I love all hostas, but especially want this year:
Allegan Fog
Atlantis
Blue Wedgwood
Cookie Crumbs
Hideout
Inniswood
Jimmy Crack Corn
June
Komodo Dragon
Krossa Regal
Lady Isobel Barnet
Love Pat
Northern Lights
Pewterware
Queen of the Seas
Regal Spendor
Salute
Spring Fling
Tokudama Flav
War Party
Wiggleworms
...or anything blue



Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8596363

WOW ... never realized there were so many different hosta!!!!!!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8604587

OK>...
I Have Been Shaking All the Hosta Leaves in Everyone's Gardens to Drum Up Participants...and...
Just Letting Everyone Know...

WE ARE DOWN TO THE COUNTDOWN
8 DAYS LEFT TO SIGN_UP!


So Spread the Word and Tell Your Friends Here at Dave's About the Swap.


Lelan.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8605168

Just wanted to add another 2 cents worth to mine. It looks like I have 3 kinds of Hosta, but only know the name of one. (I have already bought a hosta for my swap buddy) I have:

Sum and Substance
Green leaves with yellow edges
Green leaves with serated looking edges of the white that is all through the middle. Edge of the white looks kinda like lightening.

If anyone has an idea by my description, please let me know what they are.

I would love any type of hosta other than these 3. I'm excited about this swap. I love hosta's and have lots of shade/part shade.

Thanks to everyone in the swap. This will be fun!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8605173

The 2 kind of look like the 2 at the top of this page

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2011
2:05 PM

Post #8608701

I have H. venusta, very teensy, H. rohdeifolia, the Banana Leaf hosta, H. 'Lakeside Zinger', green and white mini with random variegations, H. 'Elvis Lives' and many others. My problem is with names. I have over 40 varieties but have lost the names on some and never had the names on others. I've gotten them from my Nana's garden, plant swaps at Roundups, church rummage sales, my in-law's downsizing of their living arrangement, swapped with my friends and neighbors, and, one of my favorites, a party favor at the opening gala of a Boston Flower Show. I do know that one's name,which is H. 'So Sweet'.
Whosoever may get my name, I love very small hosta and very large ones and I love variegated and golden varieties. Heck! I love 'em all!
I would like some 'Paul's Glory' but no 'Patriot' as this variety hates me and my garden. I have tried to grow it three separate times and it has refused to cooperate all three times by petering out and disappearing. I see other people's plants doing beautifully but here? fuggedabout it.
Martha

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8608708

Love it Gardenmart! lol.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2011
11:55 AM

Post #8610755

Well, I'm back with an updated list. Some of these are only one eyes, but I'm hoping they'll grow!

I have several noids, so if anyone I get is interested in them, I'll send some of them also.

Here goes!

1. Abby 44. Little Aurora
2. Albo Marginata 45. Little Red Rooster
3. Atlantis 46. Little Treasure
4. Aureomarginata 47. Montana Aureomarginata
5. Baby Bunting 48. Northern Exposure
6. Blue Angel 49. Orange Marmalade
7. Blue Cadet 50. Paradigm
8. Blue Mouse Ears 51. Paradise Joyce
9. Blue Wedgwood 52. Paul’s Glory
10. Buckeye 53. Queen Josephine
11. Captain Kirk 54. Reversed Patriot
12. Cathedral Windows 55. Revolution
13. Chartreuse Wiggles 56. Roller Coaster Ride
14. Cheatin Heart 57. Royal Standard
15. Cherry Berry 58. Sagae
16. Chickadee 60. Stained Glass
17. Climax 61. Stiletto
18. Cracker Crumbs 62. Striptease
19. Crowned Imperial 63. Sum and Substance
20. Earth Angel 64. Thumbelina
21. Empress Wu 65. Thunderbolt
22. Eskimo Pie 66. Undulata Albomarginata
23. Faith 67. Undulata Univittata
24. Fire and Ice 68. Venusta
25. Fortunei Aureomarginata 69. Vulcan
26. Frances Williams 70. Whirlwind
27. Geisha
28. Gold Edger
29. Gold Standard
30. Golden Tiara
31. Great Expectations
32. Green With Envy
33. Guacamole
34. Guardian Angel
35. Hanky Panky
36. Island Charm
37. Ivory Coast
38. June
39. June Fever
40. Lakeside Masterpiece
41. Lakeside Tycoon
42. Lakeside Zesty Zeno
43. Lemon Lime
50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 5, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8610957

Oh My! I was afraid I had forgotten to sign up. . .'senior moments' morphing into Senior Realities! lol

Before I mention my desires, I've got a question: Many of my hosts leaves became tattered due to several of our recent storms. But the roots are fine, I think. Even many of my smaller plants got that 'weathered' look. Are these plants acceptable to swap?? :(

That said, my preferences are simple:
anything with red petioles,
mini hostas or
very large hostas or
any FAST growing variety
. . . ANY growing hosta! :)

However, I'd LOVE to get Pandora's Box. (My first one didn't survive winter. Next one will get moved to the garage or back porch with extra mulch, etc. In other words: PAMPERED! . . .promise! :)
More specifically, Paul's Glory, Orange Marmalade, Chery Tart, Dark Shadows
.
Oh and Boyz Toy, andDesigner Genes. These two have me drooling: they are Sooo cute CUTE!

Well, I hope this clarifies things! :)



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gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2011
1:06 PM

Post #8618288

I was asked to post a list, but I am in this swap for the SURPRISE! I don't want to request or to know what you are sending. Surprise me. This is my favorite part of birthdays and Christmas too. The surprise. Whatever Hosta you send will have a good home, pride of place and I will love it!
Thanks in advance,
Martha

This message was edited Jun 8, 2011 4:14 PM
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8618842

I agree. ^_^
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2011
3:37 PM

Post #8620719

Just a Last Nudge Here to Participate.
Tomorrow Night(Friday) at Midnight is the Deadline to Sign-Up for this Swap.
And...
Saturday During the Day Everyone Will Receive the Name of the Person that They will be Sending Hosta(s) to.

I'll be Seeing Everyone on the Computer Sometime Saturday. (smile)


Lelan.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8621704

EXCITED!!! ^_^
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2011
3:43 PM

Post #8622692

OK...
This is it...The Countdown.
Today (Friday - 6/10) is the...Last Day to Sign-Up!

NAMES GO OUT TOMORROW...!

Please Get Your 'Have and Want' Lists Posted or Updated by Tonight.


Lelan.
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2011
3:43 PM

Post #8622697

Excited here too!

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2011
7:02 PM

Post #8623107

I'm excited and ready to go hosta shopping this weekend in case my swap recipient needs something extra! =)

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2011
7:20 PM

Post #8623143

Ha! Me too. But it's really just an excuse to buy a new hosta. :-D

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 11, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8623864

My wants is... Yellows, Kimono Dragon, smalls, realy not to fussy would love anything! Thanks.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8624405

OK...
The Swap is Now Closed.
Names are Going Out Shortly.

"Thank You Everyone for Participating".


Lelan.
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

June 11, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8624409

I can't wait!~

Thanks Lelan.

ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8624523

To Everyone Participating...
I am Sorry but I Have an Emergency that has Just Come to be and I Have to Leave.
I Will be Back Later...It May be Tomorrow(Sunday).
Please be Patient.
I Will Get the Names Out Tomorrow(Sunday) or...
Monday by Noon at the Latest.
This was Totally Unexpected.

Everything is OK Here...Do Not Worry.
Life Happens.


Lelan.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 11, 2011
4:43 PM

Post #8624534

Thanks for the message hope all is well. Ronna

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2011
12:30 PM

Post #8627987

Lelan...hope everything is okay with you...let us know.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8628273

ALL NAMES HAVE BEEN SENT OUT.

Sorry for the Slight Delay.
I Have Added a Few Days to the Deadline for Mailing.

All Hosta Boxes Need to be in the Mail by...
SATURDAY JUNE 25th...Please.


When You Receive Your Box in the Mail Post Here with a Desciption and the Names of the Hosta(s) that You Received.
(Pictures are Even More Wonderful to See in Your Posts.)


Now Everyone Have a Great Time!
Send as Many Hosta(s) as You Would Like but...
This 'Secret Hosta Swap' is for Sending...
...at Least One(1) Named Hosta Plant.
(You are Allowed to Send More if you Choose but...You Must Send at Least One(1) Healthy, Disease Free, Named Variety of Hosta, with at Least One(1) Eye and Sufficient Roots for Planting).
Please Only Send a Hosta(s) that You Would be Happy to Receive and Plant in Your Garden.

Thank You to Everyone Who Signed-Up and are Participating.
Now Get Out there and Start Getting Dirty.


Lelan.

All is Fine Now on the Home Front.
That Should be My One(1) Emergency for the Year (smile).

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8628321

I got my name ... yippppppeeeee

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2011
5:12 PM

Post #8628342

Crit, I have my name and just planned out my list of hostas =) My recipient has a lot of varieties, but I have 3 of my own I can get a division from and have my eye on a an extra one from a nursery nearby. Thinking I will be able to mail on Saturday!
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8629542

My box is on the porch waiting for the mailman to take it. :)

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8629583

Frank, that's no fair! I can't go hosta shopping until I get back from my allergist on Thursday. Then we'll be gone to Indiana Friday to pick up a car my husband is buying. I just don't think I can mail my box Thursday *sniff*
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8629654

Well it was raining here but I don't mind digging in the rain and playing in the mud.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8629670

I need either rain or a jack hammer...either one will work...

I am so glad this spring I took starts of lots of things so my buddies hosta has been waiting patiently for it's new home. I just couldn't get to the po today and I am afraid to mail Wed. on cause I don't want it stuck in a po somewhere. Problem of living in a small town.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2011
10:13 AM

Post #8629856

I'm so happy to report, that one of the hostas I just bought for myself and the trade, is on my buddy's want list.

But Mwahahahahahahaaha, I'm not going to tell you who or what!!!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2011
12:09 PM

Post #8630110

Darn Mrs, that's not fair...rofl.
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

June 14, 2011
3:53 PM

Post #8630518

Just not fair Mrs. Ed...LOL!!!!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2011
4:12 PM

Post #8630558

Ha! Sure it is! ;-) We're all in the same boat!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2011
6:35 PM

Post #8630894

I've never been in the hosta swap and am really looking forward to this! I have a huge part shade/doppled sun bed that I would love to have an assortment of hosta in, I never realized there were SO MANY!!!! Anyway, I don't want to short-sheet anyone, so please tell me how many people usually send out. I know the thread says one, but I also know people are sending more than one. On average, how many do you send? Do you include other little goodies with them? Please fill me in, don't want someone to fee shortchanged. Thanks!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8630939

You should look at some of the past swaps to get an idea

End of season 2008:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/884950/

Spring 2009:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/986080/

End of season 2009:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1027200/

That should get you started.

I think I've gotten about a half dozen (more or less) each time.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8630983

Thanks Mrs. Ed

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2011
4:56 AM

Post #8631469

you're welcome.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8632407

Oh, man I will have to wait until monday to send out I believe I have to work until then. I guess sat is the best day to send, but I have to work when the post office is open. Sure hope ????????? likes what I send. I really like doing this swap so much fun to go shopping in my own yard. Maybe a nursery!? Ronna
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8632442

Crit the number I have received varies all over the place. If I buy a hosta to send out, I always make sure it is big enough to seperate a piece off for me...rofl. That way I can justifiy buying one... ;) and hopefully one I wanted as well as my partner.

The hosta garden has to be one of my favortie places in the garden, even with chains hanging... lol...

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8632566

I really enjoy getting plants from others that I know, or in this case, sort of know. Ha! When I give tours of my garden, it's fun to say that this or that came from my grandmother, or a person on DG. But the whole secret part makes this even more fun! AND, included in my box will be a few splits from previous swaps. So it's like a chain hosta event!
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 15, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8633079

My box went out tonight! Hopefully it makes it out of Pennsylvania before the hot weather comes back.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2011
10:26 AM

Post #8634195

you are fast! I have them, just not boxed up yet. Maybe this weekend. We have continued to be hot! I read to put plants in the fridge the day before you mail out, so will try that. Then tape the box up in the morning.
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2011
12:36 PM

Post #8634373

I have never heard of putting plants in the fridge unless you want them to go dormant like winter does to them. As long as the roots are kept moist and there is no plastic on the leaves they should be ok. Hostas in plastic bags turns them into hosta soup which is not a good thing..
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 16, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8634397

This is my second year participating in this swap. Last year I sent mine out on the very last day, if I remember correctly. Just had a nice evening after I got home from work - and the time to get it done.

I have put hostas that I have received into the fridge in the box they came to plant a week later when I return from travel. I haven't had any problems. Of course, they were not encased in a plastic bag. That would turn them to soup! I figure they just think it's a long, cold dark spell. When I plant them outside on my return they pop to life and do OK. I don't think I would leave them there too long.

I think the reason I get along so well with hostas is that they are pretty resiliant. If they are neglected (which mine often are), they seem to do OK if I tend to them when I can.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2011
7:54 PM

Post #8635179

I think the fridge does like it does for cut flowers. Just let's them 'chill out' a bit. That's the best I can think of. But if it works for her, I'm willing to do it too. She is a pretty good source.

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 16, 2011
8:21 PM

Post #8635250

I just updated my hosta list. I seem to have nearly 50 varieties! I would have more than fifty had Pandora's box and Patriot decided to live. Oh, well. We will see what the swap turns up! I am digging up my swap hosta tomorrow morning and I think my Blue Cadet has thrown a sport! I am excited. How can I wait until next year to see if it comes back true? Patience, Martha, Patience.
Martha

This message was edited Jun 16, 2011 11:25 PM
50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 16, 2011
11:37 PM

Post #8635548

Hmmm Gardenmart, I lost my Pandoras Box too! :(
I guess it is a more sensitive hosta! But it IS SSOO CUTE!

I KNOW hubby Would not appreciate my digging hostas on Fathers day.But I AM thinking it! ROFLOL
I've reviewed my Swap mates wants - Lelan You are VERY GOOD! ^_^

For ONCE it looks like I will be able to ship early! . . . is it going to snow?? LOL

I should be able to seperate on Saturday, but package and ship on the following Monday right??
I'd keep the roots in water or soil until Monday.

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2011
4:33 AM

Post #8635694

I have had two giant clumps of NOID giant green hosta sitting out in my wheelbarrow on top of potting soil and under the bag the soil came in for the last 4 days. I separated it out for my plant sale and they made about 20 clumps but I haven't gotten them all packaged up yet. The soil was moist and the bag shades the roots and they are still as crisp and green as when I dug them up two weeks ago. I found a small hosta root clump sitting on top of the soil in another area of my garden earlier this spring that had ONE ROOT{!} still in the soil. I think the squirrels dug it up trying to bury the zillions of acorns we had this year. I put it back in at the proper depth and it has a leaf forming. I don't think it will be gorgeous for some time, but it's alive! It may be Stiletto or Allan p. McConnell I have yet to see. But, yes, hosta are tough and resilient to everything but rot.
Martha

PS My hubby won't care, he's a private pilot and is probably going flying with his pilot friend on Father's Day. I can dig all I want and no one the wiser.
M.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2011
6:17 AM

Post #8635924

Sounds like fun flying Martha, what airplane does hubby fly?

Finally got some rain, so I will be getting my hosta's ready on Sunday, during DH's nap time...rofl.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 17, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8635964

Darn, completely missed this swap,, oh well maybe next year I will catch it.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2011
6:38 AM

Post #8635975

Woohoo! Box of hostas on the way East! Not saying North or South...you'll just have to wait and see! ^_^

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2011
1:44 PM

Post #8636801

His friend flies a Tobago. Cute little plane. I am more land based though I have been up with them on occasion and up with my DH in a Cessna that he has rented.
Martha

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 17, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8637171

Okay got my box out today early in the a.m. Where is it going? Nobody know but ME! Hope whoever enjoys the babies I sent them... teehee. Ronna
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8638430

My box is on its way north...Hope my secret trader likes what I sent.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8638699

My box arrived today. I potted them up and they are wonderful, can't wait to check out PlantFiles. Thank you so much Betsy. I just love them. You did a wonderful job of packaging. The labels are plastic knives, very clever. She sent Cracker Crumbs, Cry baby, Lemon Delight, Pineapple Punch, Tears of Joy, and Teaspoon. I expect to have
blooms on some of them.

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2011
5:24 PM

Post #8638987

Sounds like someone was hungry! lol
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

June 18, 2011
7:15 PM

Post #8639227

Wow Mittsy, what a lovely collection you rec'd. I want cracker crumbs...it's a beaut.

hostaluver84
Tomah, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2011
11:16 PM

Post #8639512

Wow very nice picture. I will be sending my box out Monday morning, work has called me in all weekend :(
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2011
4:41 AM

Post #8639678

Glad you liked them Mittsy. Your wish list said mini's so I tried to stay on the small side. It sure made digging and dividing easy :-)

oops. I think maybe I mixed up two labels by mistake. Teaspoon is the plant on the upper right (kind of spoon shaped leaves) and Tears of Joy the one on the lower left.

Betsy

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2011
6:27 AM

Post #8639808

Looks like you have one flower stalk on one of them already from what I can see in the picture. to my swappee, the box is going out tomorrow morning.
Martha
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8640016

I switched the labels, thanks for letting me know.
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

June 19, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8641227

to my swap receiver...i have Friday off from work so i plan on digging on Friday...i expect you will receive on Monday:-)

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2011
3:23 AM

Post #8641755

well I just checked the usps site it looks like my swappers is in the state she lives in !!! lol. Probably today for them...

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2011
7:39 AM

Post #8642164

I am so overwelded with the generousity of Lelan! He sent me 12 named hostas!
blue mouse ears
birchwood parkys gold
elvis lives... I always wanted this one for the piecrust edge!
jimmy cracked corn yellow which I wanted
green with envy beautiful
lemon lime
queen josephine
radiant edger
serendipity
sherbourne swan
toy soldier
last but not least... forest shadows

Thank you so much Lelan. I love every last one of them. It will Really add to my collection. They are all out soaking in a "spa" bath. lol. I will pot up later. Took me awhile to unwrap them all. I am truly greatful for all these new babies and thanks again, Ronna

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2011
7:43 AM

Post #8642177

WOW... that is really GREAT!!!! Lucky you. ^_^
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8642572

Isn't it fun to hear what others got? We all love those living "presents" that come in the mail.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8642587

I don't have a lot of hosta, and some of the ones I do have are still small, so I'm really looking forward to this. Not going to be able to send 12 like she got!!!!!!!, but hope my buddy likes what I do send.

Patti
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2011
12:11 PM

Post #8642679

I won't be sending 12 either Crit, but just hope my buddy likes them. We are to cool down the middle of this week so that is my target date for mailing. I know I won't know on their eind what the weather will be like but at least if it is cooler here they can get on their way without a big tado.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2011
12:44 PM

Post #8642780

It's hot right now for my swap recipient, so I'm waiting to mail Wednesday. I potted up my divisions yesterday, so they're all waiting in the shade right now getting babied =) I'm lucky this year that I got someone who has more than a few hostas but doesn't have 6 of mine. Yay! I think I was only able to send 3 my first swap.
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2011
1:05 PM

Post #8642847

I just received mine today from Ed (bentleygardens).

He sent me Blue Mouse Ears, Millennium and Inspire Greatness. They are already in their pots. Two Giants and a Mini, right up my alley.

Thanks Ed!

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2011
1:38 PM

Post #8642909

That blue mouse ears seems to be really popular. I've never seen it in any of the nurseries or anything.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2011
2:22 PM

Post #8642990

Got mine in the mail today, but I just send three hostas each swap. Hope my person doesn't feel shorted.

Rose

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2011
2:26 PM

Post #8642993

Wow I have never heard of Inspire greatness. Sounds really entreging! Im waiting to hear if my parnener got the box from me. Believe me I did not send 12 hosta either... I am still overwelmed with his generousity! Ronna
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2011
2:39 PM

Post #8643013

You got some nice ones! Should help fill a bed or two! Happy planting!

Rose

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2011
4:13 PM

Post #8643177

Mine has been delived to the address! Hope they like what I sent. smiling!

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2011
7:56 PM

Post #8643639

Ackkk! I got called into work this morning. I am digging and sending tomorrow. I do nothing until I get myself to the post office. It was too hot this afternoon to do any digging when I got home.
Martha
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2011
1:39 AM

Post #8643935

Can anyone give me the name(s) of a variegated mini?
Buds are beginning to open, I should be able to get a picture of a bloom today.
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2011
3:05 AM

Post #8643959

Wahoo! My plants were waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday. What a wonderful surprise. I am bowled away by my swapper's generosity. I potted them right all up and will put them in my new garden that is in the planning stages - but hope to be done with it by the end of July... Here's a picture of what I got. It was hard to get them all into one shot! montana Aureomarginata, LemonLime, Baby Bunting, Sieboldiana, Queen Josephine, Fragrant Bouquet, Royal Standard, some Sweet Woodruff as an extra and the very special Paradise "Joyce", because my very generous swap partner was Joycet! Thank you so very much for these beautities. I love them all - but think that Paradise Joyce will be a stunner!!! The two mini's will get planted this weekend in my planter full of mini's. I just have to rearrange them... I have a spot in my garden for the Sweet Woodruff, too. We love that plant. We used to have it under all of our pines when we lived in Michigan and didn't bring any with us when we moved to PA.

Again, Thank you Joyce. These are so great and special!

Betsy

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2011
4:22 AM

Post #8644027

Great swaps there girls. I have mine all ready to go. WIll mail them out tomorrow

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2011
5:09 AM

Post #8644068

Mittsy, I've been eyeing this one: "Cherish"

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8644073

Pandora's box and Little Jay in this pix.

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joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8644445

Ronna! Thank you so much for the thoughtfulness you put into the hostas you sent me! I love them all. I did receive the box yesterday and just had time to put them in a bucket of water before I had to go stay with the folks. I'm their caregiver (90 and 93) and they are impatient if I'm not there when I say I'll be! I don't have computer access there, so I had to wait until I could get here today to say how wonderful YOU are! I have already laid them out. Went to take a picture and had a dead camera battery...(go figure)...so I'll have to give you a shot of them later. I received...Honey Bells, Spilt Milk, Sagae, a noid, and August Moon. All wonderfully healthy!

Thanks again for the box, Ronna! ^_^

Betsy, so glad you like everything. Hope they make you happy!

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2011
1:19 PM

Post #8645125

My box is in the mail to my suprise recipient early this afternoon. They say Thursday at the post office!
Betsy, I have tried to grow sweet woodruff for years with everyone telling me: "oh, it will take over!" Not yet. Those plants that I have are more precious than any of my hosta which, except for Patriot, grow nicely when you plant them. I am envious of all the great plant tags. Could you folks that show them in these pictures let me know what kind they are? I just put the names of my swap hosta on ordinary plastic tags with sharpie. I know they will fade in a year or two.
Martha

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8645334

Look like EON markers to me...I love them!
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8645728

Mrs. Ed: Now I'm eyeing cherish. I have just the spot for it on my walkway to my front door... I will go to my favorite hosta place in Maine in a few weeks. I have added it to the top of my list. Hope he has it. Thanks for sharing!

Joycet: The hostas you sent have made me VERY happy!

Martha: Try putting the Sweet Woodruff under a pine tree. That's where we first saw it in a nursery when we were living in Michigan - and decided to give it a try. It loved it under our pine trees where nothing else would grow. Don't know if it was the deep shade, the controlled moistness of the soil - or the acidic soil from the needles but it did great and stayed under the trees, never venturing to the yard or the flower beds... It is such a sweet plant. Just like the name implies...

I use those metal stakes like in Mrs. Ed's picture. I changed to printing on clear labels using a laser printer. However, this has led to less labeling because I have to make an effort to print a bunch and bring them home to put on the metal things and somehow it's never at the top of my to do list.. But the ones I have labeled two summers ago haven't faded at all. And the ones I hand printed with special markers for plant labels all fade in a few years if they see a lot of weather (sun, snow, etc)... I bought the metal stakes through a co-op here on Dave's Garden. Does anyone remember the name? I bought 200, so I haven't needed to buy any new ones since the original purchase (I was thinking ahead!)...

Betsy


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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2011
6:52 PM

Post #8645801

I received a wonderful package from Plantnutz today. I'd like to thank you Plantnutz for the generous gift! I'm now the proud owner of

hosta 'Nancy', 'Katsurawga Beni', 'Cherry Tart', 'Spritzer', 'Reptillian', 'Lakeside Party Dress', and 'Riptide'.

And some companion plants, too!
Epimedium Pink
Variegated Solomon's Seal
Hellebores Dark Pink
Disporum Fairy Bells
Tricyrtis Samurai

I may have misspelled some of the names. Can't read my own writing!

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gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2011
9:38 PM

Post #8646061

betsey: I will try that with the sweet woodruff. Have the large pine tree already, so moving some over to that side of the yard is no biggie. Where is your fave hosta place in maine, or must this remain a deep dark secret? My hubby goes in to work near Sanford Maine from here every day so if it close by...hmmm...
I have a hosta guy that lives in the next town over. He turned his back yard into a hosta nursery many years ago. He sells on weekends starting in May and sells the hosta and a few perennials. He's trying to branch into daylilies, but I have been patiently waiting for him to build up his stock of certain ones and have yet to pay him a visit this year. Last year I bought some hosta and a daylily and I swapped with him, some of my minis for some of his. I also visit the plant table of the MA Hosta Society every spring at our Society Row plant sale here at the Mass Hort society. People always have such interesting things at these places.
Martha

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2011
1:11 AM

Post #8646220

Joyce I am so glad they arrived in good condition! Honeybelles are my favorite hostas, I think it is the first hosta I purchased. They are enormous. I have devided so many times. They are all over my yard now. They give the most fragrant flowers in the late summer. All the rest I love too. Sagae is beautiful! I hope you enjoy them all as much as Ido. Ronna
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2011
6:02 AM

Post #8646408

Rose, I am so glad you are happy with your secret package and they look like they made the trip fine. Hard to believe I got them all in that little box, huh? I am definitely a packer!

Brenda

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2011
1:31 PM

Post #8647305

My tracking number said that my swap that I sent out made it to the swappee's home state this afternoon. You should get it tomorrow!
Martha

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2011
3:19 PM

Post #8647499

Mine is going out tomorrow!
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8647901

Gardenmart: The hosta place I go to in Maine is not a secret. It's Fernwood Gardens. It is located on North Ridge Road in Montville, Maine (they moved from Swanville, ME a few years ago). I am not sure where Sanford is. Montville is not far from Belfast, though.

Lucky you to have a good hosta source near you! Do you belong to the MA Hosta Society? My local society has some great sales and auctions throughout the season. Are you going to the AHS convention this weekend? I wish I could take the time off of work to get there!!! It looks like they are touring some great gardens all over New England...

Betsy

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8647945

YIPPEEE ... my box arrived from HelenVT. She sent Invincable, Frances Williams and Halcyon. I have them outside soaking. Here's the picture.

Nice big plants, very healthy. Can't wait to plant them!

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gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8647955

Montville is somewhat farther north than my hubby gets to. Sanford is inland from Kennebunk and Wells which is in the way south of the state.
I belonged to the AHS some years ago, but I let the membership lapse. I know some folks in the MA chapter through my garden club activities. I wish I could go to their convention also, but I am headed south to Washington, DC this weekend to visit my daughter. I will snap pictures of the District of Columbia's hosta while I am there.
My hosta guy is a treasure.
Thanks for the info,
Martha

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8647960

HelenVT: you get the packaging prize! that flower stalk is beautiful! Great work!
Martha
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8648073

Crit those are really nice! What great plants...
I will mail on Monday I can't mail before the 26th so will mail on the 27th sorry.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2011
2:41 AM

Post #8648351

Crit, don't you just love it when you get to see new plants bloom? My buds are beginning to open on teaspoon. It rained all day yesterday so I am hoping I can get a picture today.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2011
3:11 AM

Post #8648359

This is my new Teaspoon. First bloom, how cute!

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gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 23, 2011
4:13 AM

Post #8648406

crit, I wanted to mention that I have an aunt and cousins that all live in the Tulsa area! My mom is from OK.
Martha
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2011
4:24 AM

Post #8648416

Really? That is cool. I met a fellow DG'er that lives in Tulsa last night. That was fun. I was born and raised 75 miles north of here. My family all still lives there including 2 of my brothers. I use to come to Tulsa in the summer to visit my cousins. My Uncle was a Dr. here for years.

Yes, I love that the hosta has a bloom on it. She had them taped to the bottom of the box so they weren't going to shift around 'at all'. ^_^ They are really very nice plants!!!!

My box is ready and will go out today. Buddy should receive Saturday.
HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

June 23, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8648796

Crit I'm very happy that you love the hostas. I'm sorry that I Dmailed you to tell you what you were getting. I guess I got a little too excited as well and when I had to make a substitution on my have list I wanted to make sure that you were ok with that. Frances Williams' scape looks even better now then when I packed it up! I got the taping to the bottom of the box idea from someone that sent me a hosta in last years swap. Hosta lovers have great iideas.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8648933

Mines gone out today, chock full.
hostaluver84
Tomah, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 23, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8649381

Woo Hoo got a box in the mail today and I want to thank Rose for sending Frosted Mouse Ears, Silver Threads and Golden Needles and a very nice size Clovelly with the bloom stalk intact. Even Frosted Mouse Ears is going to bloom. They are in pots now but couldn't wait to take a picture lol. Thanks again Rose!

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50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 23, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8649621

YAAAAY! I got my box!

I must admit this Carolina heat had them greatly appreciating their long drink and breather in their new home!

Blue Mouse Ears, Golden Tiara, Pearl Lake, Lemon Lime, Quilting Bee, Thomas Hogg and Fire & Ice; what a line up!

Plus I got an Japanese Iris with Culture Sheet . .for good behavior??!! lol

I'm pleased to report my box has been sent to my swap buddy; due to arrive around 3pm tomorrow.
Thank heavens for express mail. While it is not currently over 90, tomorrow has no guarantees. :)
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8649777

Hostaluver84,

Glad to see that the flower didn't snap off of Clovelly. I tried to be really careful when I packed it.

Rose

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2011
3:57 PM

Post #8649781

84, Love that photo of the plants Rose sent you. Reminds me of seeing a big Rotweiller dog with a little Schitzu!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8649878

My swap buddies box will be delivered on Saturday. If you won't be around or don't use a door they may leave it by, be sure to check around. :-)

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 23, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8649938

My box was shipped south yesterday =) Could arrive tomorrow or Saturday!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2011
8:19 PM

Post #8650418

Let's see, I guess mine went northish. Maybe it won't be hot there when they are delivered.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2011
3:11 AM

Post #8650807

Wow love all the hosts everyone got! Don't you just love the names of some of them. They just crack me up sometimes! I know I have clovelly on my list I really like the piecrust edges... Have to make a tip to ONE of my favorite little greenhouse and get if they have it this year... First I have to make some room. Will be busy this weekend I hope plant and taking out ground cover. Ronna

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8651079

Haha, Ronna, I have the day off and was just making a map of all the local greenhouses (and Lowe's to see what's on clearance) that I can search for perennials. I only buy hostas online or at Telly's, but I want to redo a couple beds with other stuff while the ground is still well-watered from all our rain. Now I'm off to get my allergy shots then shop for plants!

And my hosta package made it to the destination post office this morning =) I'm guessing it will get delivered tomorrow.
HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

June 24, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8651392

Where I live it's been wet which makes it a great year for transplanting. Bad weather for farming, good weather for blight, bad weather for outside recreation and no irrigation needed this year. Mother Nature can never please everybody! At least my hostas are happy.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8651553

Funny Hell, I was thinking along those lines the other day. Good weather for weeding, bad weather for mosquitos; good weather for the water bill, bad weather for the wet carpet in the basement. :D
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2011
10:31 AM

Post #8651572

Eleven,

My delightful package arrived today on my day off. I am so glad, too, because we won't be home tomorrow when the mail runs.

I got Blonde Elf, Pilgrim, Patriot, Lemon Lime, Allegan Fog and Dixie Chickadee.

You did great! I have none of these. Allegan Fog is one I loved but lost! Dixie Chickadee is adorable. I love them all. They are all potted up and here's a pic but I could have found a better back and front drop!

Brenda

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maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

June 24, 2011
10:55 AM

Post #8651655

Wooohooo...i got a great box of hostas from Gardenmart yesterday when i got home from work.
Thank you so much for the lovely:

GOLDEN DROP
LAKESIDE ZINGER
ELF

I don't have any of these and i love all 3 of them. I even shared a piece of 2 of them with my new friend and fellow gardener who lives in my town. She loves hostas too.
Martha - your notecard was so pretty and chock full of info...what a treat.
Mine are all now planted into the gardens in their new spots. LOVE THEM!!

I'm digging mine today after i take my son to the Dr...my swapee will be getting theirs early next week...sorry i'm a major procrasinator. If anyone hasn't gotten their package and likes any of the 3 above let me know and i will add it into your package if your my swapee.

HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

June 24, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8652127

50Glee your beautiful hostas arrived today. You must have ESP because you sent Earth Angel which is a hosta that died over the winter. I don't think that the hail damage is that bad especially since more leaves will be added over the summer. No worries. You gave me 5 hostas, Earth Angel, Brother Stefan, Toy Soldier, Blue Angel and Minuteman. You were so generous that I am going to give one of them to a cousin of mine who's going through a tough time. Beverly you've made me ecstatic and my cousin will be happy too. Thank you for your generosity!

Lelan thank you for making this possible again this year. You are THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8652210

Glad you like them Maureen. In a year or so you will have enough Gold Drop to share with your entire town. It's Green Elf which you have to call it because there is also a Golden Elf. This hosta has always performed well for me. Lakeside zinger was my new toy hosta before I entered the swap. Enjoy the plants!
Martha
50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 25, 2011
1:47 AM

Post #8653092

Thanks Helen!

Earth Angel is one of my favorites!

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2011
4:35 AM

Post #8653172

I have had an earth angel for a couple years now. Is it a slow grower? Mine I think only had three or four leaves. Love the coloring of it. Ronna
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

June 25, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8653713

Ok, my hostas were dug and delivered to the post office earlier today.

Special note to my recipient:
The box is as light as a feather...but don't worry it's got a nice collection of six (6) different minis.
I saw you liked minis.

What a great swap -- any plans for a fall swap? I'm in:-)
50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 25, 2011
11:20 AM

Post #8653868

fall swap?? . . . Fall Swap?? Did I read FALL SWAP??
Oh! How much Happiness Can Be Enjoyed! But let me finish all proprieties of this swap first!
(Some folks just don't know HOW to behave! ie . . . ME!) ROFLOL

Thank you Mittsy for your thoughtful selection! I DO believe you DID some 'homework'!
I LOVED your DG customized note paper with your picture! NICE!!
(I'm soo envious. I tried some 'note print effort' but it wasn't as nice or informative as yours!)

I've got to ask: How do you, Mittsy, and Lelan make your tags?? I NEED to make some!

As I was dividing hostas, I see tags from Lelan, 2009; still black, dark & clear!!
What do you use as a marker, ink??
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2011
12:02 PM

Post #8653921

My box is in the north-ish area and went out for delivery this morning. I guess maybe it was more north-east-ish. If you are there, be on the watch!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8654280

Glee, you have to use a PAINT sharpee. However, I have a Ptouch laminated label maker that seem to last a longgggg time.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8654290

I wonder if my dymo labelmaker labels will last as well. May paint one side and label the other until I see

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2011
4:25 PM

Post #8654299

If you can buy laminated tape, then yup, it will last well.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8654668

I just got the clear plastic lable tape, is that going to work?

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8654712

Yay, I got my hostas box today! I was actually working in the garden planting some new perennials and didn't realize I had mail until around dinnertime. Oops.

Mrs_Ed sent was *so* generous! She sent me:

Deja Blue - yay! I love it already
Tick Tock - adorable, and it's blooming
Just So - looks like a small, will be interesting to watch it grow
Twist of Lime - a cutie, of course
Lancifolia - an oldie but goodie that I didn't have yet
Chartreuse seedling - the note says it's similar to Fragrant Bouquet but smaller, I think it looks both greener and sturdier than my FG, I like it!
Blue Frances Williams seedling - lovely dark blue
Sedum ternatum - nice little rock garden plant, yay!

Thank you so much, Mrs_Ed!! Sorry no pics yet, I couldn't take any today because I accidentally locked my camera card. Tomorrow I hope to get some planted =)

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
5:59 AM

Post #8655218

Wooops on the card, Eleven. Hope you enjoy them all and they made it okay.

Crit, I'm not sure. Guess there's a way to find out though…
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2011
7:00 AM

Post #8655319

May just have to trial and error. Print a tag, but also paint pen the other side and see if it holds up.

My buddies box was delivered at 5:05 yesterday afternoon. I hope she found it!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8655390

The bad thing about my paint pen is that the pen itself did not hold up as long as I had hoped. Maybe I was pushing too hard on the tip. But the label maker has its drawbacks too. spend money on the labels and I don't like the waste (lots of space before and after).

franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8655483

When I use a label maker I type in a name, then four spaces, another name, four spaces, until I fill the memory. Then I print all of the names at once and use scissors to cut them apart. This way you get more out of the tape without having so much wasted at the begining and end of each name when you print individual names.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8655657

Just lurking here to see all the cool hostas and wanted to say thanks for the idea on the lable make,, I hate wasted tape too! So thanks again!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
11:00 AM

Post #8655697

Franknjim, I've tried that, it works with one-line labels but not with two. Even when I did the math calculations, lol.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2011
3:14 PM

Post #8656147

I also have a brother lable maker and I love it. Have to get some more tape now but I will soon. The lables last and last! Even here in the coldest state on the planet! lol.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
4:04 PM

Post #8656252

I gave up and bought aluminum strips and an engraving tip for a roto tool. Other than not being a great engraver they last forever. LOL
HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

June 27, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8657527

I love the labeling ideas and I'd also like to know what you attach the labels to. I tried etching copper labels last year, but they turned green over time which makes the labels hard to read now. I was thinking about getting an alphabet metal stamp kit. I'm just wondering if the thin copper label would be destroyed when I stamp them. What do you think?

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8657568

I put my labels on the vinyl mini blinds. I have some of the metal markers too, but not many. I don't mind the vinyl because they are not for public viewing as much for me to remember what is what. :D

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 27, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8657863

Dear Patti,
All hostas arrived in perfect order! Thanks so much! I will get to meet them in person tomorrow evening as I will be returning from my southern trip {washington, dc and greenville, NC} Tomorrow afternoon. My son was constantly reminded by me from the day before I left until the day they actually got there about what to do with them and he has potted them up already. He's probably glad they arrived also but for vastly different reasons than mine!
Thanks again!
Martha
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2011
1:08 PM

Post #8657971

Glad they made it. If I had realized you weren't going to be home, I could of waited to send, but we are in the triple digets here all week and wanted to get them sent off.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2011
1:09 PM

Post #8657974

A 'Big Shout Out' and "Thank You" to Bobbi(hostaluver84).
I Received My Hosta Box on Friday, June 24th.

Bobbi Sent Me Five(5) Wonderful Hosta Gems.
All 'New' Beauties Added to My Gardens.

My New Precious Beauties
(That Bobbi Actually Sent Me are):


American Hero. (My Mistake...I am so Dumb)
Dancing Stars. (I am Even Dumber)
Happy Hearts.
Polar Moon.
Sleeping Beauty.
Wagon.

and...
Winfield Blue.

I am so Delighted and Grateful for Your Additions to My Garden.
All Have Had a Long 24-Hour Drink and are Potted Up and Taking in Our Cool Oregon Breezes.
Thank You so Much Bobbi for Your Generosity and Kindness.
They are Just Beautiful!

Lelan.

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gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8660755

No prob. Matt, my son and gardening assistant, called me the minute they got there, and had them potted up that evening. Now we are going to decide where they should go exactly and they will probably go in tomorrow sometime. Thanks so much,
Martha
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2011
5:57 PM

Post #8660870

^_^
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2011
8:47 PM

Post #8661286

My box went out today and hope it doesnt hit any of that sticky hot weather. I think it is going to miss it, fingers crossed.
So hope they arrive in good shape. I will dmail the tracking number thing tomorrow. I left it in my car.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2011
4:35 AM

Post #8661575

GM everyone! Forecast of 101* here for the next 3 days. You all take care if you have heat where you are and stay hydrated.
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

June 29, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8663072

HI, i'm concerned that my swap recipient hasn't rec'd the package i delivered to the post office on Saturday.
When i go to the USPS to track it says it should be delivered on 6/27 -- but nothing else...

Today is the 29th...i think it should have been delivered already. I'm worried the box is lost in limbo???

happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8663833

My box is being delivered today to my buddy.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
11:47 AM

Post #8664383

And Delivered it WAS!

Thanks to happgarden for 5 lovely hosta.

Blazing Saddles (one of my favorite movies)
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Lemon Lime (to go with my Twist of Lime)
Lakeside Cha Cha
and
Pee Dee Gray Mulkin'

I'm excited to look all of these up and get planted! Thanks Joyce!!

mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
12:56 PM

Post #8664492

What fun names they have.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8664655

Hope everything arrived in good shape. We are having miserable weather but I thought I got them out before we hit 100. I did have to remove some leaves because pineapple upside was too big, others I just tried to fold over. Enjoy.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8664696

I had to do the same with mine! Love the way you packed them. Everything looks pretty good, Pineapple upside down I'm not sure about since the leaves look like they are supposed to be yellow, LOL. Some are some aren't.

They are in a nice cool house right now though!

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 30, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8664872

I'm with you mittsy! I think the names of the hostas are so funny! But you got a really nice group Mrs Ed. I really like my pineapple upsidedown cake! Colors are really nice on it.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8664935

OK...
Now Let's All Sit and Wait on a Block of Ice for ('happgarden) Joyce's Box to be Delivered.
Seems the Box Took a Left Turn Instead of a Right Turn Stopping for an Alfalfa Ice Cream Cone.
(I Just Bet it's Sitting in a Nice Cold Bucket of Water and Doesn't Want to Move...lol)
The Box Should be in Joyce's Hands Tomorrow(Friday).


Lelan.

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50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 30, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8665114

So after receiveing my hostas, I rushed to plant./pot because I was leaving town.

I received a wonderful selection from Mittsy. One was several little snippets of Hosta, Thomas Hogg.

Somehow the name and meaning 'Hogg" were never connected until two days after it was potted.
The darlings were soo cute, all wrapped in moistened paper toweling, truly resemblng new born babies.
I just KNEW these were more MINIS!!!

Two days in the pot and several leaves were singing (and acting): "I'm Coming Out"! (Ahhh . . . How'd they grow soo fast?)
They looked like 4 to 5 inches of stripped ribbon . . . rippling in the breeze !!.
As beautiful & colorful as it sounds and looks - it is NOT the behavior of Mini Hostas.
No. Minis are a more 'polite', 'reserved' and even 'dignified' group!

This wonton rippling in the breeze was H.Thomas Hoggs' . . . getting happy!

Don't get me wrong! I'm happy, he's happy. But upon my return home, He will be happy in a space that will be better suited to accomdate such exhuberance and growth . . . ie. not my mini pot! ROFLOL

Yes, Mittsy you got me on this one!! I promise to do my homework before I pot or plant!
No mater how miniature the arriving hosta - due dilegence will be executed: I will do my homework! ^_^


maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

June 30, 2011
7:42 PM

Post #8665254

Lelan, thank you for posting the update. I am disappointed in the post office, as you will see i brought this to the post office on Saturday and sent via Priority mail with delivery confirmation. It even says expected delivery date is 6/27. I've never had a pkg take so long, i usually have very good luck shipping on Saturday.

Per USPS website:
Label/Receipt Number: 0310 2640 0002 3365 8450
Expected Delivery Date: June 27, 2011
Class: Priority Mail®
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation™
Status: Processed through Sort Facility

Your item was processed through and left our KANSAS CITY, KS 66106 facility on June 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

Detailed Results:

Processed through Sort Facility, June 30, 2011, 6:18 pm, KANSAS CITY, KS 66106
Acceptance, June 25, 2011, 11:49 am, LINDENHURST, NY 11757



I sure hope these are still healthy when they arrive...i'm worried about the heat. Happgarden, pls let me know if they arrive tomorrow and if they are healthy. P.S. Pls don't worry, the box is very light because I sent you a collection of minis:-)



ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 1, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8666535

An Even 'Bigger Shout Out' and "Thank You" to Bobbi(hostaluver84).
I Feel Like an Idiot...
I Wrote Down the Wrong Hostas in My Hosta Book and...Posted the Wrong Hostas in this Post.

When I Went Outside Low and Behold Were 2 of the Most Beautiful Hostas.
I Keep Looking at Them and that's When I Relized My Mistake (Dumb Me).

I've Got to Tell You About the 2 Hostas I Did Not Post Before...
'Happy Hearts' has the Cutest Little Green Perfectly Green Heart-Shaped Leaves...and...
'Sleeping Beauty'...is Definately Going to be One of My Favorites...Just for the Name Alone.
It Has a Creamy White Edging on Beautiful Long Lance-like Leaves.


Bobbi Sent Me Five(5) Wonderful Hosta Gems.
All 'New' Beauties Added to My Gardens.

My New Precious Beauties
(That...Bobbi Actually Sent Me are):

American Hero. (My Mistake...I am so Dumb)
Dancing Stars. (I am Even Dumber)
Happy Hearts.
Polar Moon.
Sleeping Beauty.
Wagon.

and...
Winfield Blue.

I am so Delighted and Grateful for Your Additions to My Garden.
All Have Had a Long 24-Hour Drink and are Potted Up and Taking in Our Cool Oregon Breezes.
Again...Thank You so Much Bobbi for Your Generosity and Kindness.
These are Just Beautiful!
From Your Mindless Hosta Loving Friend in Oregon.

Lelan.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8666840

I wouldn't of know any different! LOL
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2011
4:38 PM

Post #8666865

Oh, Lelan we all have days like that. As I am crowding 70 I find I can't remember as well as I used to so now I write things down on little colorful post its. Unfortunately I usually can't remember where I left the note. Thank you for hosting another wonderful swap. We all appreciate your efforts and want to say THANKS A BUNCH!
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

July 1, 2011
5:05 PM

Post #8666892

Hi Happgarden - pls tell me the plants arrived in good shape. (the post office site says they were delivered at 12 this afternoon. I hope they are still healthy.

happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2011
7:00 PM

Post #8667083

So very sorry for taking so long Maureen! I just got home, I went shopping with friends all day, then met up with DH and other friends and I just got home. They arrived just fine and getting a big drink of water...only one was a little frazzled but it will be fine! We hit 100 today and yesterday was like 98 and the day before no better, so these little guys are tough! LOL

I got all minis which I love!
Green Elf
Baby Bunting
Lakeside zinger
Stilletto
Sweet Pickles
Tiny Tears
Oh they are sooooo cute.
Sorry for all the worry but they are fine...glad they are home in their swimming pool tho...rofl.
Here is a pic. Hard to take a pic of each one, they are so darn cute and mini.
Honest they are not soaking in Bud...rofl. Just those were the perfect size glass for the mini's.
I love them Maureen, I am starting to get a good collection and I am so glad you added to it...

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happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2011
7:39 PM

Post #8667163

Mrs_Ed, I forgot to tell you, yes pineapple upside down cake has bright yellow leaves and then what look like normal leaves...rofl. The bright yellow are normal...LOL Should of said something now that I think about it.

maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

July 1, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8667174

Oh I am so happy to hear they are in their new homes and getting a much needed drink...wow you are having hot weather.

I'm so glad you like them and just happy they arrived safely.

take care and enjoy!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2011
5:31 AM

Post #8667520

Thanks Joyce, good to know. What kind of light do you have it in to keep that nice yellow glow. The green ones are probably just young, right?
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8667531

Thank you Lelan for hosting another great Secret Hosta Swap!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2011
12:07 PM

Post #8668163

Great plants there happ. I know you are excited to get them! I'm excited with all of my stuff too.

Been out planting ... have a bunch of stuff I bought at 50% off that I need to get potted or planted. Told myself that I would work until it got to be 100*, then I would stop until evening. Well, it's only 99* but my body told me to quit and rest. ^_^

Have a great day and a very happy and safe July 4th. Thank a service man if you see one ... they really love to hear that.
HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

July 3, 2011
11:19 AM

Post #8669812

Terrific idea Crit! We really can't thank them enough.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2011
11:54 AM

Post #8669879

Mrs_Ed those are a new hosta I bought so I am not sure about getting yellow, yellow. Had it about 30 days in pots. In the nursery course they were under screening stuff, at my house they got morning sun and some late late afternoon sun and one just didn't get any sun at all, so maybe they just do that...sorry not much help.

Question I have an east window over the sink and the cutest rolling pin planter probably fromt he 1950's. Do you suppose it would be possible to plant a mini hosta in it? Tried herbs and they just got too darn big. I just ran across it out in the garage and I sure would like to find something to work in it.

Loved the swap as usual, I have been lucky enough to participate several times and it is always well ran and a great swap.

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2011
1:06 PM

Post #8669978

That is an adorable planter. Lucky you!

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 3, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8670102

Yes, Lelan! Thanks again for hosting such a nice swap as per usual. I have really enjoyed planting a nd arranging my new garden spot... Did a huge amount of work as so sore for three days could hardly move. But the effort was all worth it ;) My new hostas look amazing, Thanks again Lelan. Ronna

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2011
3:46 PM

Post #8670221

My thanks also! It's great to get to know our fellow DG'ers a little better. Yes you can grow a mini in that planter. I have a cute one that looks like a squash. It has no drainage so you have to be careful not to overwater. I also have a terracotta pot that looks like a cereal bowl. this has drainage. If you put them back outside, you need to put them in the ground or in an outdoor pot because the winter weather can wreck the ceramic planters. I do this for centerpieces for my outdoor table in the summer on my deck. I have used Allan P. McConnell, Stiletto, lemon lime, Sea Wiggles and Lakeside Zinger and once had one with Cherish and Cat's eyes in it. Any mini will do.
Martha
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2011
4:35 PM

Post #8670324

Thank you Martha, I sure didn't see why I couldn't do it, this will be so much fun having it in the planter indoors. I have a shelf that goes around the kitchen and the decor is mostly old stuff and a lot of advertising stuff, nothing of any value but fun to me.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2011
6:02 PM

Post #8670478

I am so appreciative of the Hosta I received in this swap. I just finished with my 2 Hosta beds and got everything planted. I'm so happy to have it done. They look so nice. ^_^ I'm going to take pictures of them tomorrow. I received some in another swap and they all look so good together!

Can any of you hosta intelligent people tell me what hosta this is? I grew it from seed that I received in a seed swap. I remember seeing it, I think here, and really liked with the scalloped edges. Thanks!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8670501

Not Hosta. Looks like a foxglove to me.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/2526/
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8670534

Oh how disappointing ... I thought it was a hosta. :-(

Oh well, foxglove are pretty. Thanks for the info
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 5, 2011
12:40 PM

Post #8674067

OK Everyone...We Are Done!
This Went Very Smooth.
Thank You Everyone for Participating.

If You are Interested...
There Will be Another E-O-S(End-of-Summer) Hosta Swap in the Middle of August that Runs and Ends Around Labor Day.
It is Also a Lot of Fun!

Have a Great Summer Everyone!


Lelan.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2011
2:53 PM

Post #8674321

Thank you Lelan. Great job!

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