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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

May 29, 2011
9:24 AM

Post #8594578

I thought a lot last evening about if I had to choose just one hosta to grow what would it be. I couldn't choose just one but narrowed it down to 2...Great Expectations and Liberty. I grow 5 GEs and 3 L. What would you choose? Here are some of my two favorites. Here is GE

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

May 29, 2011
9:26 AM

Post #8594581

Another GE

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

May 29, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8594588

A younger GE

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

May 29, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8594591

GE

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

May 29, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8594595

Liberty

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

May 29, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8594596

Another Liberty

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

May 29, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8594599

Liberty again

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 29, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8594642

Sagae...or maybe June...lol!
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8594649

My Samual Blue. 7' wide x 3' tall.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

May 29, 2011
4:30 PM

Post #8595204

Are you kidding, Paul? You're having a bit of fun here! To me this question is like asking a human being to choose between oxygen and water. Anyway, if I had to answer I would choose "Liberty' because GE takes so much longer to deliver on its promise. In return I would like you to answer, which hosta you would buy if the choice were between 'Climax' and 'Satisfaction'.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2011
5:27 PM

Post #8595339

Great pics. But I'm with irawon. I have one Great Expectations, have never divided it and it's still not a huge plant. Very nice, yes, but not overly large. While my Liberty is in it's 3rd year and is already attracting attention. Will get some new pics tomorrow, I hope. Just got back from 4 days out of town.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8595355

Right now I would say 'London Fog'. By the time this picture downloads I will have changed my mind!

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8595375

Oooh! Nice!
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

May 29, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8595386

Rose, your reply is really apropos to my experience today at a local nursery while trying to decide which hostas to pick for my new hosta bed. I didn't buy 'London Fog' because it has so little green colouring and because the price tag for an experimental specimen in my garden would not have been objectively prudent. Have you had "London Fog' for long? Your zone is the same as mine.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2011
5:55 PM

Post #8595397

irawon,

I've had it for 3 or 4 years and love it! It greens up a little thru the summer. The whole leaf looks like the middle of 'Allegan Fog'. Very pretty and small.

Rose
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

May 29, 2011
7:15 PM

Post #8595554

irawon...I do not grow Climax and just planted a small Satisfaction last fall so it is to small to judge. I like the pictures of both but would probably choose Satisfaction again. In one of the more recent AHS Journals there was an article which called a garden with many variegated hostas a 'convention of clowns" and in general suggested a garden with many solid colored plants and just a few variegated as accent plants was superior. I guess I am not politically correct as I have very few solid hosta. I like them fine but give me a choice and I will take variegation any time. I will never have as good taste as the editor of the journal but I plant to please one person, me. Visitors seem to like the garden also.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8596230

Paul,

My thoughts exactly! I have many variegated and streaked ones in my beds. So far, nobody has complained about my gardens being unattractive! And, like you, I plant for my own satisfaction.

Rose
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8596256

I can't choose. It's too hard. Every time I go out in the yard, one hosta will catch my attention as being "the one" - but it's never the same one every time.

My very first hosta up every year that comes up and is big weeks before the others is my favorite for the first month of hosta season - it's Clifford's Forest Fire. Then my attention turns to my huge 2 NOID blues, and Landfall (NR). Then it's on to Ghost Spirit and Golden Meadows for their amazing coloring. And finally Dick Ward because it stays so bright all summer long. But I have so many hostas that have hit that magical fourth summer now that every day there is something new that I say is my favorite.

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8598991

you people have beautiful Hostas and here are mine but now Liberty is on my top wish list

Kaleem

Paul's Glory

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gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8598994

Fire and Ice

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8598996

Great Expectations

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gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
7:54 AM

Post #8598997

June

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gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
7:55 AM

Post #8599002

Queen Jaquline ( If I speel right)

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8599007

And You all can seen all of My Hostas BUT


Paul2063
Your Liberty made me crazy.

Kaleem

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gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8599011

And this is unknown, Please ID if any body knows?

Kaleem

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8599035

Is that last one whiter in the centre when it first emerges? Looks to me like it MIGHT be a 'Whirlwind'.


If I had to choose just one, 'Jewel of the Nile' would be near the top of the list (although maybe after 'Liberty').

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

May 31, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8599116

gumlla...thanks so much for posting pictures of your wonderful hosta. Several are among my favorites also. I think the one you called Queen Jaquline looks like my Queen Josephine. Viola Ann...I've always wanted Jewel of the Nile but haven't got it yet. Maybe next spring.

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8599124

Paul2063
Thank you and you are right that is Queen Josephine.

ViolaAnn
Yes the center of that unknown Hoasta was whiter and with the passage of time and heat it changed to light green. Thanks for the name.

Kaleem

Another unknown

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gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 2, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8604595

I don't know this year my Parhelion has really caught my eye. It has grown so much over the winter! I think it doubled the size. Just love the size and color. Really reminds me a lot of my Solar Eclipse. (like that one too. But I also have a sagae (just found out last year the name) Love that one too. Oh! Thats right only one... two... three!

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

June 5, 2011
5:23 PM

Post #8611390

Thanks for your answer Paul. I ended up choosing "Satisfaction' as well.
poplarcreek
Baltimore, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2011
8:59 PM

Post #8639406

Jewel of the Nile and Snake Eyes. Jewel of the Nile is growing in some sun and has gone from small to huge in two years. I don't see any sports on it. Here is a picture of Snake Eyes, a sport of Strip Tease.

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

June 18, 2011
9:34 PM

Post #8639433

I need to add one more,,,Orange Marmalade

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8639704

I like that 'Snake Eyes'.
hostages
Wyoming, MN

June 19, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8639913

Ann
Off topic, but you mentioned getting a plant from Sandy. She has not posted in quite some time. Is all well with her?

Gary

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8640120

Gary - Sandy's garden is included in a BIG Car rally-garden tour - 2-day event next weekend. I think she's been really busy getting it ready. http://www.gardenmaking.com/ottawa-botanical-garden/

I'll see her next Sunday as I've agreed to be one of the volunteers at her garden but if she's been into town, it's been the west end only. Her one trip out this way, she didn't manage to get by to get the 2 plants I have for her.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8640619

I like Snake Eyes, too. Is it available to the public, or just private collectors? Might have to Google that one!


I see it's a Fox Fire hosta. Will have to put that on my want list next year.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8640623

I have a Gypsy Rose that doesn't look much like it should, but one of the eyes is beginning to look a bit like Snake Eyes. Do you supposed I might get my own sport that is very similar? :-)
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2011
12:46 PM

Post #8642790

interesting thread - paul my tastes are similiar - spring time orange marmalade is my favorite until it fades - then liberty - great expectations is not that large here yet - i also like the var. hosta - although a good blue like mohegan is nice too.

of couse as i wander the yard i will see touch of class or kiwi full monty and think they are a favorite - there too are many:)
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2011
3:01 PM

Post #8643059

Fickle Blue Genes has a new eye this year, but it's doing some weird stuff! The new eye is the one in front with a lot of cream in it. It's pretty so I hope it makes it. Should I divide it and see what happens, or just leave it alone?

Rose

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8643075

Looks like it might be trying to stabilize into a plant with blue margins. I think I would leave it because with that much white it's likely to be a slower grower than the rest of the plant.
spencepoint
Rockford, IL

June 21, 2011
1:40 PM

Post #8645191

it changes constantly... but one of my all time faves is Sagae, because it combines well with a lot of things and is a great stand alone hosta.

here with Geranium 'samobor'

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2011
7:44 PM

Post #8654704

We lost our Coon hound "cracker" a few months back. She was my baby. I still miss her everyday, so I really want 'cracker crumbs' and that would be all the hosta I need. But for now I really love my 'patriot' and 'lakeside cupcake' :)
here's a picture of the patriot
I'll have to get a picture tomorrow of the "convention of clowns" I'm hosting. Mentioned hostas plus diervilla cool splash honeysuckle. LOL I'm a sucker for anything variegated. :)

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2011
7:49 PM

Post #8654718

I love my Patriot too!

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

June 25, 2011
8:22 PM

Post #8654796

Here is my Patriot...

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
4:51 AM

Post #8655150

Outlaw - I'm sorry for the loss of your coon hound. If there weren't an International border between us I'd happily send you a whole clump of 'Cracker Crumbs' as I've got about a zillion of them. I hope you are successful in finding one.

Interesting that you like 'Lakeside Cupcake'. Mine still has just one eye after about 6 years (albeit huge leaves). I'm not so sure it will be in my garden next year.

I enjoy Patriot, but this year it has developed some drawstring because we've had so much rain.

I think I will nominate White Christmas as my choice for the day. Tomorrow it would be a different one.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8655186

Thank you Vi! I just added it to my new garden. I guess it's about the coloration and leaf shape for me right now. And like you said, I will probably answer different tomorrow. :)
Here's a picture of my variegated clown carnival!
(From left to right: unknown lacecap hydrangea, Lakeside cupcake, cool splash diervilla, and patriot)
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

June 26, 2011
6:56 AM

Post #8655311

Viola Ann...Lovely White Christmas...I've never been able to grow that one.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8655593

Maybe it will work this time???

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50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 26, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8655677

So pretty. . .

Choosing is like choosing one child over the other . ..

I thought I had some favorites until I saw all of these. Now I have multiple favorites! :-)

KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
2:04 PM

Post #8655992

I have a love/hate relationship with this question. It's impossible to choose just one. I guess that's why I've avoided answering for so long. :P

But I got to thinking about it, and let's say, gods forbid, that I was moving and could only take one hosta with me. In that case, it would be 'Sagae,' because it's my biggest and it's a glorious hosta to behold.

But I'd curse whatever bad luck wouldn't let me take 'June' and 'Regal Splendor' and 'Twilight' (an older one, but still one of my underrated lovelies) and 'Rainforest Sunrise' and 'Rainbow's End' and...

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8656051

And the winner is, Regal Splenda, Great Expectations, Jewel of the Nile, Orange Marmalade, Liberty & Fickle Blue Genes !!!
Great Pictures everybody, my wish list keeps getting bigger !

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
2:58 PM

Post #8656099

Just realized that I never posted the promised pic of Liberty - at least not here.
Let's call it my choice for today.

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gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2011
3:25 PM

Post #8656164

Today I love pathfinder.

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gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8656168

Today it is pathfinder for me. It is so brightly colored.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2011
4:12 PM

Post #8656260

Gardenlady123, Wow, Thats really pretty, never heard of it before.

ViolaAnn, That's a beautiful picture of Liberty, I can't get enough of these pictures!!
I just got my very own Liberty in the mail yesterday! Can't wait for it to get big.

Here's the baby. :)

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
6:55 PM

Post #8656543

That's a nice baby. Count on maybe 4 years. Mine is in its 3rd year in my garden but it was a larger plant to start with. A friend picked it out for me since my closest nursery was sold out and since the difference in price was minimal, she chose a larger plant. I'm very glad she did.

And Gardenlady - nice Pathfinder.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2011
7:14 PM

Post #8656594

Thank you so much! If I see a big one in my price range I will definitely grab it, just like Great Expectations. I would just love to have a big one!
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2011
7:21 PM

Post #8656614

Well, if I had to move away tomorrow and could only take one of my existing hosta the way it looks today, it would be Thunderbolt.

If I moved and had to start over from scratch and could only grow one-( horror!)- I think it would probably be Regal Splendor. I'd have a nice big plant without a long wait.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2011
4:15 AM

Post #8657056

Yes, I love Regal Splenda and I already have one but it's just a baby also. Good to know it grows fast! I like that. I have never thought of putting Thunderbolt on my wish list but after seeing yours, it is on my must have list! Thanks for reminding me because I saw that picture before but it didn't click right then.

I was going to replace the cheep medium hostas next year with large hostas and each Hosta will be different. I should be able to accommodate 5 large hostas down side of house then plant medium and small and some coral bells or something else that likes shade and will give a punch of color. I already have, these are small and I have not made up my mind which ones will go, Elegans , Regal Splenda, El Captain, Formal Attire. Also on order I have Tom Schmid, Krossa Regal. Great Expectations is still on my list because all I have is a plug. I want a big one and now I want Thunderbolt. So that comes out to 8 and I don't know which five will actually be chosen for the landscape project. But for sure they will all end up somewhere!!
This is the nursery, I needed a shady spot to keep the babies till they get big enough to put in the ground. I have no where to keep all those pots plus they dry out and some of the leaves got burnt from the lack of shade on patio. There are 28 more coming!!

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8657657

Hehe...'Regal Splenda' makes it sound like a really expensive sugar substitute! :P
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

June 27, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8657669

Good one Kayly Red!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8657963

Favourite for the day - Paul's Glory

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gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2011
1:39 PM

Post #8658015

Oh Ann I really like Pauls Glory also. The leaves are so pretty and it grows pretty fast. Which is always a plus! I got Pathfinder at a small greenhouse in Kalamazoo. Very clean place and they have a great variety of hosta. Kossa Regal is very nice its upright style. Love it.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8658334

By the way Rose, I love your Fickle blue jeans. I had to put that one on my list also!

KaylyRed, Do I need a spell check? Maybe I needed a cup of coffee! lol. :P

ViolaAnn, This is one Hosta I did spend money on. It has beautiful white flowers and I think I bought a three year plant, it was pretty big but not as big as yours. Seeing yours gets me excited for mine to get bigger.

Hosta of the day, ' Dragon's Eye' ! Do you like my new baby??

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2011
4:16 AM

Post #8659293

Nice red legs on that baby!
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2011
12:16 PM

Post #8660182

lol Virginiarose -- Splenda is an artificial sweetener. The hosta is named 'Regal Splendor,' but it sure is sweet!

I love the look of your 'Dragon's Eye'! That's one nice new baby you've got there. I may have to keep my eyes open for that one. I like red petioles. I have 'Red Dragon' which, from your picture, looks similar but the leaves are narrower and the red petioles don't seem as dark to me. The petioles on 'Dragon's Eye' look practically plum. Very cool!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8660570

Thank You ladies! I also saw another Hosta with red petioles on Hallsons web site, it was called , 'Red October', I almost bought it till I found out how small it was I wanted something bigger. Check it out if you get a chance the category is ' Hostas with extra color.'
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 28, 2011
3:37 PM

Post #8660584

Your snake eyes is big!! i have a snake eyes that is 3 years old but it is a mini from FF. I can not even remember what FF stands for. Rose might know. He does not sell hostas anymore. It was very pricey and was a culture. The owner-- i think Steve let us buy some before he put it on the market.

Rose,
check it out if they are available.

Bellie

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8660599

'Red October' isn't all that small. But it certainly isn't a giant either. Depends on what you call "small", I guess. But I was looking at mine today thinking how large it has gotten.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2011
4:35 PM

Post #8660709

If you have one please send a picture. I just have enough small stuff. I want to get some big Hostas to go down the side of the house. The ones I have will probably take four years to get big. That's OK, I'm just not buying anymore babies right now, I mean after the 28 that I already ordered. But that is it, I swear! I will just go out once a month and buy a mature plant. How big is your Red October, sometimes the descriptions, at the website is wrong. Remember Frank had a Samuel Blue and he said his was 7ft wide. I was ordering plants from a familiar web site and they had the SB, but in their description they said it gets 25" wide. Way,way off. Don't forget the pic. :)

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8660976

This is 'Red October' taken from above, I'm afraid. Don't have the newest pic edited yet. I was out most of the afternoon and then shut down my system while a thunder storm went through the area.

RO is next to 'Francee'. 'Fire Island' and 'Paradise Island'.

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virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8661006

I like it a lot, how tall is it and wide? Fire Island is really bright, great punch of color in the Hosta garden. Love it!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8661779

Here's a pic I took yesterday of Red October. W/O measuring, I would guess it's about 20" across the mound. The Francee behind it is quite large.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8661784

And my choice for today - Marilyn Monroe. I love the ruffly leaves with the white backs.

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8661839

'Marilyn Monroe' sure is a lovely one. Another one for the growing list. /sigh

What's the little guy in the lower left, Ann?
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

June 29, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8661874

Favorite of the day...'On Stage' in a friends garden

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8661875

Beautiful !! How tall is 'Red October' ??

I was on another Thread earlier and someone had a 'Victory' I looked it up on plant files, I am in love !! 'Victory' is my choice for today, even thought I don;t have one...yet !!
Also, I met another new Hosta named, 'On Stage' it's gorgeous! OH dear, are we allowed to have two choices ? OOOPS.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8661881

Paul, I was just talking about you, could not find the thread. I am in love with your Hosta!
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

June 29, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8661892

I got 'Victory' in 2008 from, Naylor Creek...It was a large single division which has grown like crazy. 9 divisions this spring. Huge leaves and the clump is at least 4 feet across.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
8:47 AM

Post #8661954

virginiarose - I think we decided you can have a choice each day. LOL

Kayly - the little guy in the lower left is a single eye division of Grand Tiara. I divided it all and thought I'd put it back into a border, but I'm having second thoughts about the border business as the hostas around it have filled out.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2011
9:24 AM

Post #8662014

Thanks Paul, it's beautiful, I definitely want one of those !

Sorry about the extra 'choice' ladies. 'On Stage' is for tomorrow and I will keep quiet. lol.
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8662029

Grand Marquee is at the top of my want list. I took the photo at Hornbaker Gardens an hour north of me.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2011
9:53 AM

Post #8662064

WOW, I had no idea Grand Marquee was so beautiful ! I saw it on another website and they had an ugly picture. Pictures are everything , If I'd seen this picture I would have bought it in a minute !
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
10:10 AM

Post #8662089

Ah, thanks, Ann! I thought it might be 'Grand Tiara' but couldn't quite tell.

Anyone have 'Luma Moth'? I've looked and looked at that one, thinking that it looks quietly elegant. But I have 'Radiant Edger' (new this year) and they seem similar.

And that 'Grand Marquee' is stunning! That's going on my list. H. montana 'On Stage' has been on it for a while, too. I'm kicking myself for not buying it when I went to Hosta Fest. I was short of cash, but they had glorious, ENORMOUS plants for $30 and $40. I should've taken one. *pout*
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
10:15 AM

Post #8662099

I just bought Luna Moth this year where I took the picture of Grand Marquee. They were out of Grand Marquee or I would have had that one too. I bought 17.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8662401

franknjim - can you compare 'touch of Class' and 'Grand Marquee'? Please. They look a lot alike in the picture. 'Luna Moth' is really pretty too.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2011
1:04 PM

Post #8662402

viola they do look similar - i thought the same as you - in looking at the picture it looks like GM has a more yellow stripe in the middle where touch of class is a darker green - wonder if the size is different?
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
1:10 PM

Post #8662413

'Touch of Class' H. Hansen (ON) Shady Oaks Nursery (I) H. Hansen & Shady Oaks Nursery (R) 1999
Plant: 16 in. (41 cm) diameter, 7 in. (18 cm) high; mound like; slow.
Leaf: 6 in. (14 cm) long, 5 in. (11 cm) wide; 11 pairs of veins; yellow; intensely blue green margin; glaucous bloom on top; glaucous bloom underneath; cordate base; petiole is margin variegated.
Scape: 12 in. (30 cm) long; green.
Flower: bell; Waseca, MN - late period;
Seed: sets pod; blue green seed pod;
[Sport of H. 'June']

'Grand Marquee' M. Laviana (OI) A. Malloy (NR) 2001
Plant: 25 in. (64 cm) diameter, 12 in. (30 cm) high; mound-like; .
Leaf: 6 in. (15 cm) long, 5 in. (11 cm) wide; 11 pairs of veins; creamy white; medium blue green margin; flat; dull on top; dull underneath; lightly flat; broadly ovate; rounded base;
Scape: 15 to 17 in. (38 cm) long; green.
Flower: 2 in. (5.58 cm) long; tubular; Kensington, CT - July 15 to Aug 15;
Seed: sets pod; green seed pod;
Clump History: original sport; 5 yrs old; Kensington, CT;
Notable Characteristics: smaller blue wide edged Tokudama with white center
Seasonal Variation: no
[Sport of H. 'Carder Blue']
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8662613

I guess 'Radiant Edger' looks quite a bit different from 'Luna Moth.' Perhaps there's room for both. ;)

This is 'Radiant Edger,' a first year plant for me. Hate the name, love the hosta.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2011
6:49 PM

Post #8662983

good detail frankm
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2011
4:29 AM

Post #8663560

thought i would start sharing some of my favorite hosta's - this is mr. watson - it has a cool neon sheen to it right now although kind of hard to capture with a camera. ger. rosanne is to the left and lamb's ear behind

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8663631

I saw this Band of Gold and had to have it. I only paid $15.00 for a gallon pot with 5 eyes.

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2011
5:56 AM

Post #8663671

Frank, I love that Band of Gold. It's like a smaller Liberty.

Viola, I also thought Grand Marquee looked similar to Touch of Class. Since I just got Touch of Class as my bonus gift from Hallson's, I'm going to hold off adding anything similar for a while.

Btw, does anyone know how well ToC takes sun? Alex Summers got too much sun last year and looks terrible this year =( I feel so guilty. Just wondering what to move into its place. Also going to move Fire Island into more shade. So far, Paradise Island is taking the sun much better.
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8663686

That young Band of Gold was planted next to a mature Liberty and was the same height. I also bought a 2 eyed Liberty while I was there. In this pic you can just barely see Band of Gold behind to the right.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8663742

my ToC is in shade

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8663759

Frank that is absolutely stunning !!
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

June 30, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8663876

Today I choose 'Regal Splendor'

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

June 30, 2011
8:11 AM

Post #8663880

or maybe 'Queen Josephine'

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8664020

My TOC gets some morning sun but not as much as 'Fire Island'. Don't get the latter in too much shade or it will turn green on you. It needs the sun to stay yellow.

That's a spectacular 'Band of Gold' - I also thought it looked a bit like a smaller 'Liberty'. I'll be back in a bit with my pic of the day.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8664070

Today my choice would be 'Strip Tease.' Hard to believe I just picked up this plant. It was planted a couple weeks ago.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
2:02 PM

Post #8664615

Wow Kayly - looks like a mature specimen.

Let's see, my choice for today - 'Brother Stefan' - 4th year in my garden and it's turning into a stunner.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2011
2:54 PM

Post #8664723

Fabulous ViolaAnn, I love that Hosta and I just got my new baby today from Hallson's. I put pictures on a new thread called 'Plants from Hallson's' They are so big and healthy. I need to go pot most of them up because they are too big for the nursery! I'm not complaining. I'm just bragging !! :)

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 30, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8664906

I know the talk of red october was a while ago but I really like this hosta too. Very pretty stems and flowers. Man, do I want a brother stephan! wha I really like the Mr Watson. It is so bright.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8665342

'Brother Stephan' has been on my list for a couple years now and something always seems to nudge it off. But who knows what I'll come home with after the Midwest Regional Convention next weekend. :P

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2011
8:48 PM

Post #8665393

Spelling is Brother STEFAN!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2011
4:16 AM

Post #8665654

i have seen if spelt both ways although VA i think yours is correct.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2011
4:19 AM

Post #8665656

orange marmalade

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beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2011
5:01 AM

Post #8665692

Wha - love your OM. Beautiful.

I love my Brother Stefan, too! This is my 3rd year for that one and you are right, ViolaAnn, it is a stunner. I love how you have it near your tree. Really shows off there. I have made that spelling error, too. Sometimes when you type your hands just do what comes naturally - like spelling it the way you are used to seeing it spelled.

Betsy
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2011
6:28 AM

Post #8665852

ViolaAnn wrote:Spelling is Brother STEFAN!


lol...busted!

You can point and giggle now, Virginiarose. ;)

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8665937

LOL - I read somewhere it was developed as a gift for the brother of the person who registered it - hence the spelling. But there are others that are registered with mis-spellings - 'Blue Wedgwood' is registered w/o the second "e". That, I believe, is a simple mistake upon registration, but is still the registered name of the plant.

Then there are things like Teeny-weeny bikini (lower case "w"), Rainforest Sunrise rather than Rain Forest, etc. I only know that because I've got them all on a web site with links to their registration pages if they are registered.

Anyway, for today, here is my pic. This is an unregistered sport of 'Pewterware' given to me by Sanannie (Sandy) a couple of years ago. It's doing really well (better actually than the part she kept; so I may be gifting it back someday). It's showing good growth and if it continues that way, I may divide it next year for security of having more than one of it.

I'm heading out to the garden. Canada Day here, but I'm not going to join the 500,000 people downtown who are trying to see Kate and William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 1, 2011
8:12 AM

Post #8666000

My pick for today...'American Halo'

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8666111

two really nice hosta's ! american halo is great here - and that pewterware sport is just fantastic

paul is it a coincidence that you post american halo on canada day? just asking:)
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 1, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8666148

coincidence...is there a'Canada' hosta?

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2011
10:12 AM

Post #8666170

Actually, Wedgwood china doesn't have a second E, so I don't think the registered hosta name is a misspelling.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8666505

Interesting. I didn't realize that about Wedgwood/Wedgewood.

I think there is a Montreal Hosta - have heard reference of it, but it is likely unregistered and available only through sources in Quebec.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8666540

ViolaAnn wrote:LOL - I read somewhere it was developed as a gift for the brother of the person who registered it - hence the spelling. But there are others that are registered with mis-spellings - 'Blue Wedgwood' is registered w/o the second "e". That, I believe, is a simple mistake upon registration, but is still the registered name of the plant.

Then there are things like Teeny-weeny bikini (lower case "w"), Rainforest Sunrise rather than Rain Forest, etc. I only know that because I've got them all on a web site with links to their registration pages if they are registered.


"Wedgwood" is actually the correct spelling for the China, which is what I'm sure the hosta is named for. And you don't capitalize the second word in a hyphenated word like "Teeny-weeny," even in a title. "Rainforest" is also correct; it's a compound word.

LOL...please forgive me, Ann! I'm an editor. It's (in part) what I do for a living. Which is why I annoy people soooo much. *ducks and runs*

EDIT: Oh! Eleven beat me to it (on Wedgwood, at least). Come hang out with me, E, and we can be annoying together. :P



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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 1, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8666614

KaylyRed, I only giggled a little bit. If that helps or not. lol :)

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2011
4:03 PM

Post #8666812

I've done my own share of editing newsletters which is maybe another reason why I pay attention to spellings. Doesn't mean I'll catch all the errors though. There's nothing better to help you find them than to look at the PRINTED copy.
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 1, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8666843

OK...I admit to cheating but I was going through my pictures and found this one...a favorite garden scene.'.Krossa Regal' and Aruncus.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 2, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8667921

About Canadian hostas. This is one of my two 'Canadian Blue' s.

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8667946

That's a really nice blue! Pretty astilbes, too.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 2, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8667978

Thanks, Kayly. I've been admiring everyone's pics. So today I choose 'Yellow River' because it hasn't been chosen as a favourite yet. YR is behind blue 'Camelot'. To the right is 'Brother Stefan' and then, 'Montana Aureomarginata'. Between BS and MAM is 'Striptease' (not a good picture). As you can see my bed hasn't filled in yet as the hostas compete with the tree roots. I don't know whether these hostas will ever reach a mature size. I started this bed in 2006.

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 2, 2011
12:23 PM

Post #8668186

My favorite today...'Guardian Angel'

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 2, 2011
12:39 PM

Post #8668209

Two, that I still love, 'Halcyon' and 'June'. Love anything related to Halcyon. Just bought 'Indigo'.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 2, 2011
12:44 PM

Post #8668217

'Indigo' in new bed.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8668321

Where did you find 'Indigo'? It looks like a nice healthy division. Others plants look nice too.

Let's see. Have been out in the garden and haven't thought about my choice for today.
I guess it will be 'Lakeside Mom' Third year in my garden. got a bit muddy in thunder storms as I'm slow in getting mulch this year.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 2, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8668371

Thanks Irawon, I love 'Yellow River', just added it to my wish list.

But my Hosta pick of the day is 'Tom Schmid'. My big baby from Hallson's. :)

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8668395

Irawon, I love the rocks in the background in the photo with 'Halcyon' and 'June.' Did you cement them together somehow to stack them?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2011
4:18 PM

Post #8668539

here is mine fav - eskimo pie

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 2, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8668577

ViolaAnn, I got 'Indigo' at Rideau Woodland Ramble. They're having their 20% off sale this weekend. I got there early, so they gave me a free plant...'Dorset Clown'.

Kayly Red, the rocks were on our property when the house was built by the developer. My husband just added a few of the top rocks. They haven't been cemented.

Wha, I love 'Eskimo Pie' but don't have it yet..sigh!

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8668693

I think my favorite right now is Grand Canyon. I love the color, vase form, and rippled edges!

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8668802

My first piecrust edged which is the lovely Clovelly.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2011
3:00 AM

Post #8669109

Eskimo Pie and Grand Canyon are lovely!

Frank not to change the subject but what is the Hosta in the back ground to the left ??
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2011
4:32 AM

Post #8669161

That is a young Sagae.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 3, 2011
8:15 AM

Post #8669503

Frank, Clovelly looks a lot like 'Niagara Falls'. I love the vase form hostas. 'Grand Canyon' is a lovely color combination with that blue in behind. Will have to research both those hostas to add to my wish list.
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 3, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8669526

Today's favorite...'Pandora's Box

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8669657

Today's pic - 'Fire Island'

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8670041

Thanks Frank, I love Sagae, That will be my favorite for today, mine is very small and I will not bore anyone with a picture. I will just refer to your's. ( See Frank's Picture. )



ViolaAnn, That's a real nice Fire Island !



Paul2063, very nice Pandora's Box, Is it my imagination or do Hostas do better with Pine needles. Every Hosta I see with pine needles around is very beautiful, I really think they like the pine needles. I sure don't have any proof but it sure seems that way !!
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 3, 2011
2:12 PM

Post #8670069

When we built our house we planted pine trees on the west side for shade. They are big now, provide excellent shade, allow me to grow hosta on the west side of the house, shed needles that I clean up occasionally but the bad thing is they drop pine cones which often make the hosta look a little rough. I think any good mulch helps.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8670651

Today is this unknown rescue from the depths of my mom's "Garden"... it's still leggy but ready to flower!

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2011
1:59 AM

Post #8670947

Looks like one of my Midnight Ride's, The self seed and I think they are just the easiest Hosta there ever was, but the one's that come from seed are not true to parent. Great to practice on. I dug up dozens when I moved into this house and threw them into a pile on top of the ground in full sun and three weeks later they were still alive. So I felt sorry for them and planted them. But now I am ready to plant my own Hostas and I will be giving these away. Send a pic of the flower if you can.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8671091

Happy 4th of July to those of you in the USA. Here's my pic for today - Ghost Spirit.
Here is Ottawa, it stays white for much of the summer. In more southern areas it will get misty with green much earlier.

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8671146

For the 4th of July I will have to choose my young Patriot.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8671595

Or how about Loyalist?

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8671598

Or Revolution? (oops, that's 3, but I'll take them in advance for when I'm away from my computer next week).

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 4, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8671615

Minuteman for July 4th...Ann.."Ghost Spirit' is amazing. So little green to produce chlorophyll.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2011
10:42 AM

Post #8671699

These are all very, very beautiful ! I already have Patriot, Minuteman & Loyalist, but they are small. I have added Ghost Spirit & Revolution to my wish list ! Thank you for sharing & Happy 4th of July to you !

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2011
12:15 PM

Post #8671841

Happy fourth of July! My patriot is ready to bloom any day now! :)

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2011
12:23 PM

Post #8671854

Here is a photo of the unknown bloom

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2011
12:27 PM

Post #8671861

And here's a close-up of the leaf
(Patriot is today's choice, this is just to backup the other days post.) (When did this thread become "if you had to chose one a day?"???! LOL )

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8671892

I don't see the close up of the leaf, still looking like 'Midnight Ride.'

This thread started May 29,2011, by Paul2063 and he asked if you could only grow one Hosta, what would it be. Then it kinda evolved to choose one instead of grow one, I guess. anything to keep the thread going. I love seeing every bodies Hostas and sure seems like everybody has a lot of them. This thread has helped educate me I know that ! I love all the pictures I get a lot of ideas.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2011
1:09 PM

Post #8671910

Oops. Sometimes that happens to me, anyone else lose pics?

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2011
1:39 PM

Post #8671963

Yep, looks just like mine. Send pic of flower when it blooms.

Patriot is very beautiful, by the way, I would like to see that flower too! :)

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2011
4:37 PM

Post #8672320

virginiarose - I think the best threads are the ones that have a lot of input by a number of different people and that seems to be what is happening here. :-)

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8672480

Yep, your'e right about that ViolaAnn, and I have enjoyed all the people !


OutlawHeart81---SoooooSorry!! The above joke went right over my head !! LOL !! :)

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8673375

My pic of the day - 'White Christmas'. I guess I was lucky choosing a spot for it as it has always been happy here although last year we had a bumper crop of earwigs which made lace of it.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8673454

lots of nice hosta's - fire island looked great viola and i enjoyed the july 4th groups

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 5, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8674612

White Christmas is stunning ! What is that beside it ? (to the left)
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2011
6:35 PM

Post #8674775

here is gold standard which is huge - rainforest surprise is sneaking in to the front left - may move that one for something with more contrast

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 5, 2011
6:43 PM

Post #8674796

wha...great picture of an old favorite and wonderful source of many sports.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2011
6:47 PM

Post #8674808

thx paul - glad i figured out which one it was - lost the tag in fall clean up and had about a dozen in my landscape log that i am slowly figuring out who's who.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8674904

rainforest surprise? Did you mean Rainforest Sunrise?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8675590

typos maybe common from me - yes it is - thanks:)
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8675607

This will have to be my new favorite.

Hudson Bay (Walters) 2011 intro PPAF 24"x24", 26" scape.
I just ordered three of them. :)

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 6, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8676578

Gorgeous !! Where did you get them ?? The colors are so vivid, sure to brighten up any Hosta garden !!
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8676591

Through the co-op on yahoo. I ordered 30 new hosta. Of the latest and greatest I got:
Broad Band
Hudson Bay
Pure Heart(Blue Mouse Ears Sport)
Rare Breed
Regal Supreme
Rockets Red Glare
Secret Ambition

This pic is of Rare Breed.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 6, 2011
3:04 PM

Post #8676674

Wow, they are nice choices. I really liked that 'little devil' yesterday. I got two 'Little Aurora's' from the coop. I really like 'Rare Breed' and Hudson Bay' also!
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8676745

Whoa--'Hudson Bay' is amazing. o.O

Is that from the Yahoo BnP co-op? What's your experience been with them? I've heard mixed reviews.

I wonder if there's even the slightest chance someone might be selling it at the Midwest Regional Convention this weekend. I'll be there. I really should go out and start prepping a spot for new hostas now. :P
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8676747

'Rainbow's End' has grown by leaps and bounds since I took this picture. I don't have a current one, but let's call this one today's favorite. :)

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8676761

I have ordered about 100 hostas, 600 tulip bulbs and a half dozen amaryillis through the co-op. It's fun and addictive. The ones I listed above are coming from Walters and will be in 3" pots so they are slightly older than the first year tissue cultures. If people buy tissue cultures and expect fully grown out mature plants they will be in for a disappointment. You have to want to take the time to grow them out yourself and give them the TLC they will need to get established. I could never afford to buy this many mature hostas all at once. It would cost a small fortune.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8677029

frank i have done the same the last two years - i did buy many liners - all the ones last fall grew well and where planted out this year. i also ordered one each of the walters 3"

this is golden meadows

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2011
8:32 PM

Post #8677279

For today my new one (new to me)
Blue Wedgwood

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 6, 2011
9:03 PM

Post #8677344

My pick for the day is 'Lakeside Shore Master'..Look for the quarter.

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 6, 2011
9:06 PM

Post #8677349

Early for tomorrow. I've posted "Orange Marmalade' before but it is going a lovely shade of ivory white.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2011
2:57 AM

Post #8677593

WhooooooHooooo!! I see the quarter. That is fabulous !! I must have one of those. I have seen 'Orange Marmalade' before but never that white. Why is it white ?? I already have it on my wish ! Now I want it more. :)
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 7, 2011
4:21 AM

Post #8677643

OM lightens as the season progresses with good light. I looked at the pictures on the Hosta Library and found a wide variation in color. Here it is earlier in the season.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2011
5:20 AM

Post #8677707

mine gets white as well - prefer it in the early season
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2011
6:51 AM

Post #8677850

I ended up giving my 'Orange Marmalade' to my mom to see if she could make anything of it. It came up this year small and weirdly distorted (leaves were...curly). I think I got a dud. I hear it can be a poor grower, but yours apparently didn't get the memo, Paul. :P

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8678305

I'll go along with 'Lakeside Shoremaster'. Here's mine with 'On Stage' behind it and 'Lime Rickey' Heuchera next to it.

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annabell52
Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

July 7, 2011
1:36 PM

Post #8678648

Kred I thought someone had said that lots of water early in the season makes for drawstringing in Hosta's. Did I missunderstant what the term meant? My Fire and Ice and Patriot both did that with the first leaves but the newer ones seem fine.
I have OM as well and it hasn't gone white yet, will try to get a photo this evening but the Mosquitos are in full forse here at this time of year and its a wildly flapping time in the garden even with spray on. I think Iv'e eaten more that I've swatted so it's not pleasant at the moment.
Alberta Ann

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2011
2:12 PM

Post #8678700

Maybe i have large thumbs or maybe i have a really small Pearl Lake. :) (my ring size is 5/6)(pay no attention to the trash knuckle tattoos, adolescence is like a temporary bout of severe retardation)

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2011
2:18 PM

Post #8678717

AB Ann - have you tried the OFF candle lanterns with the insecticide pad above the candle? I find they work pretty well to slow down the mossies and they've been really fierce in my back yard this year.
annabell52
Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

July 7, 2011
3:24 PM

Post #8678830

Thanks Ann I will give them a try. It just seems that I need to take them into the plants too as it's were I want to be. Will see if there are any left in the stores.

Alberta
Ann
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 7, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8679086

VA and Paul. Both your combination plantings with 'Lakeside Shore Master' are gorgeous. I just bought LSM. Paul, could you please name the hostas to the right and left of LSM. I have been trying to find Corydalis Lutea but haven't had any sucess., I guess because it self-seeds so readily.
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 7, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8679252

irawon...Great Expectations to the left..Stained Glass to the right...it is not prospering this year.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2011
6:46 PM

Post #8679257

Lakeside Shore Master is the main hosta here in the foreground. Back and the the left, Antioch is also starting to look good this year.

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 7, 2011
7:03 PM

Post #8679295

Great Expectations and Lakeside Shore Master

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Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 7, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8679308

Lakeside Shore Master earlier this year.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2011
7:11 PM

Post #8679319

I love all the lakeside's, but now shore master is going to the top of the list
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 7, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8679352

The Lakeside I covet for next year is Lakeside Paisley Print. I don't have a picture. If you are not familiar with it check the Hosta Library.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8679373

Me too!
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2011
1:26 AM

Post #8679674

I got 'Lakeside Paisely Print' this year as a liner-sized plant, but it didn't survive. Maybe I'll get it replaced at the Midwest Regional Convention this weekend.

I have a busy day tomorrow. No CLUE why I'm up so late...except that I can't sleep.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8679794

sagae - one of my fav's have several of them

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2011
8:02 AM

Post #8680095

Very pretty. Wish I had more space - I'd have several too. Don't have it at all, but would be tempted to add it to the hosta garden at my church.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8680098

My pic of the day - 'Summer Breeze' is always a bright spot in my garden.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8680535

Beautiful Hostas! I love 'Sage' I am getting a couple more too, just liners. If I run out of space I will give them away, but I'm pretty sure I will make room! :)

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ViolaAnn, you are teaching me something new again! I really love that '' Summer Breeze" Reminds me a little of 'Brother Stefan'. I will put it on my wish list.

Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 8, 2011
12:50 PM

Post #8680548

I may have posted this before...'Blue Ivory'

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8680555

Virginia - I think the colours are reversed - 'Summer Breeze' and 'Brother Stefan'.

'Summer Breeze' is part of the 'Summer Music' family - includes SM, 'Last Dance' 'Dance With Me', 'Summer Breeze' that I can think of off the top of my head.

Pic is 'Brother Stefan' - 3 years old.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2011
3:57 PM

Post #8680858

that blue ivory is nice - we went on a garden tour in rockport, ma today an old small seaport here in MA so in honor of that here is capt. kirk

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beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8680898

Here is one that caught my eye when I was taking pictures today - Christmas Pageant. Until this year, it's been kind of a blah addition - but for some reason this year it's looking pretty good. Maybe it needed 4 summers to come into its own...

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2011
4:30 PM

Post #8680928

One that really looks nice this year is 'St. Paul'. I've had it for several years, but was never really impressed...but I am happy with it this year.

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8680951

Here's my Blue Ivory before a leaf cutter made a meal out of it. It is only on its second year with me but it has increased in size considerably.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8680965

'St. Paul' is very beautiful !! Got that one on my wish list too !!

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Thanks ViolaAnn ! Yours is very beautiful too ! :)

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2011
4:54 PM

Post #8680980

I love 'Blue Ivory' It's very beautiful. Thank you Frank !
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Paul, here I go again, why does yours have wider margins than Frank's. Your 'Orange Marmalade had a lot of white also. Whats your secret, huh?
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 8, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8681034

I bought the start of "Blue Ivory' at a local nursery in 2009. If I have several to choose from I look for the one which is the most distinctive. Perhaps it was a sport. It is slow to increase. I bought 2 'Mighty Mouse' from the same nursery . One has very regular wide lighter borders and is ruffled. On the other some leaves are banded, some are half and half. Could it just be the variation that comes from tissue culture? Let me stress I am no expert on that. I have in my mind that 'Orange Marmalade' is a sport of 'Paul's Glory.' I could be wrong about that but my most mature 'Paul's Glory' in my garden gets mostly late after noon sun and it lightens and brightens as the summer progresses. Two other PG in different areas of the garden to not get as bright. I think it is a matter of the amount of exposure to the sun without burning. Location. I have two 'Regal Splendor'. One is much more up right than the other while the second one has a much wider border. Natural variation?
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8681129

ViolaAnn: That Summer Breeze is simply beautiful. What kind of sun do you have it in?

Thanks everyone for the Blue Ivory pictures. They are all pretty!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8681187

Yes I agree, The sun seems to have a lot to do with it. I have my new hostas in pots so I can rearrange them till they are getting as much sun as possible with out burning them. I posted a picture of my neighbors 'Liberty' and her's gets afternoon sun. The margins are much whiter than what I see on the forum. Here again is the pic. :) The leaves are a little dried out because it hasn't rained in a while.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2011
8:24 PM

Post #8681335

My goodness. I've never seen such a white Liberty. I agree the borders on Paul's 'Blue Ivory' are unusually wide. Frank, yours looked good. Mine is in its second year as well, but must have been smaller than yours to start with.

This is MY 'Christmas Pageant' - also in it's 4th year. Much lighter green than yours. Mine struggled a lot in its second year when something ate much of its crown.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 9, 2011
3:26 AM

Post #8681518

This is very beautiful, I'm sorry you've had problems. He is a little small for four years but I definitely see great potential here. Have you tried putting him in a pot? I love upright hostas especially the big ones. Can you show me any more before I make a decision about what I want for my background. I have Krossa Regal, Saga, Queen of the sea, Komodo Dragon, Great Expectations, Grand Canyon and Abiqua Moonbeam, Montana, Elegans, Liberty, Tom Schmid, On Stage, Blue Hawaii, Regal Splendor and Thunderbolt. ( These are my wish list )
Can you think of any more large upright Hostas that I should consider. ( I have a couple of these plants already but they are just liners, I want to buy four or five three year plants to get started on the background plants.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2011
4:04 AM

Post #8681542

He's doing quite well now and last year too. Was in a pot his first year and I don't know what happened to his crown the second year, but with TLC he's coming back. But the colour of green is not as dark as yours.

Paul - this thread is getting very long and it's pic heavy and takes awhile to load for me with hi-speed lite. Probably impossible if there is still anyone with dial-up. Maybe we should go into section 2 of the thread.
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2011
4:12 AM

Post #8681549

VirginiaAnn: My Christmas Pageant is in a pretty shady spot. Maybe that's the reason it's dark. It gets only a few hours of very early light.

Virginiarose: I would add Sagae and / or Arc de Triomphe to your list. Also I love my Clifford's Forest Fire. It's that same shape but different coloring. I posted a pic of it in the giant hosts thread yesterday. I get lots of complements on it and it is up and beautiful weeks before anything else even appears. Lakeside Ripples is also a nice upright in a nice green with ruffled edges that is very bug/slug resistant.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 9, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8681590

Oh my goodness, I'm sorry! Thanks for the advice, this will help a lot. I will check out 'Clifford's Forest Fire' sounds like something I would like! :)
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

July 9, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8681747

Ann has suggested and I agree that this thread is getting very long and suggested we start a new one. I'm starting "If you could choose just one #2". One good reason for this is that many hosta continue to change all summer and pictures taken now may differ a lot from ones taken in May. Hope this is a good idea. we will see.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8682419

Let's put a link to the new thread - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1195585/

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