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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8779510

Now on to the letter "G".

First off is 'Gemini Moon'. Mine was new spring 2008 and this picture was taken June 29. I lifted and divided this plant this year and at the same time separated two tiny plant like it which had been there for a couple of years. They are a bit of a mystery as they appeared too early to have been seedlings, but they weren't connected by the roots.

Anyway, this one was a very good grower and when the Ontario Hosta Society visited my garden a year ago, it attracted a lot of attention. Not quite so large now, but I expect it to catch up fast.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8779519

Next is 'Ghost Spirit', also new spring 2008. this was quite misty the first year I had it - see pic on this page - http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas-D-H/12183257_qxjcDF/7

However, in subsequent years, it has not developed the amount of mistiness that it had the first year. I should consider it in more sun, but this plant was also afflicted this year with nematodes and its days may be numbered. This pic taken July 15..

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8779521

'Ginko Craig' is another of my original hostas which I've had for over a decade. This picture taken early August. It is easy to divide, makes a great border, blooms well and lasts well through the season. But I don't find it really exciting.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8779525

'Gold Drop' was acquired September 2005 and this picture taken July 15. GD is small, emerges green and turns more gold during the season and I've found it hard to divide as it has a solid crown which does not wiggle apart easily.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8779529

'Grand Prize' was new to me in July - this picture taken August 6. So far I like it - seems to be a smaller version of 'Grand Tiara'.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8779531

'Grand Tiara' - mine was new July 2007 and this pic was taken July 19. This is a fast-growing plant and would make a good edger. Mine was completely divided in the spring and I replanted single divisions, initially thinking of a border, but I have too much other border here. Will move them back together at some point.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8779532

'Great Expectations' was one of my earliest hostas. A slow grower, but it looks lovely. This one has never been divided in over a decade except to separate out a section which reverted to solid green. This pic taken June 29.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8779534

'Green Eyes' was new July 2010. This picture taken July 19. This bright mini is a joy to grow.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8779535

'Gypsy Rose' was acquired spring 2009 as a replacement for an earlier division which had HVX. However, mine is doing something unusual and I'm really watching it to see what happens. Only a few leaves look normal for GR. This picture taken August 6.

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8780207

My Grand Prize (summer colors) Edges are more yellow in the spring

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8780229

Grandchild

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8780239

I didn't know there was a hosta 'Grandchild'. Maybe I should look for one.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8780264

Gunther's Prize

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
6:38 PM

Post #8780278

Found it at Jim's a few years ago.

Green Eyes

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8780285

Georgia Sweetheart

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
6:51 PM

Post #8780306

Green With Envy

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
6:55 PM

Post #8780311

Guacamole

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8780330

Guardian Angel

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:39 PM

Post #8780458

I put a 'Guardian Angel' in the church hosta garden a couple of years ago. Should go look at it. Haven't been there because the church is still under construction. The project that was supposed to be done last November will finally be finished soon. Might be able to have first service there on September 18 if everything goes well.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8780973

Glory Hallelujah (after Irene ) :(

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2011
8:21 AM

Post #8780978

Guacomole (taken before Irene)

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virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8780983

Great Expectations

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virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8780990

Geisha

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virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8780999

Grand Tiara

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8781074

Glad to see at least one after Irene. But 'Geisha' should be called 'Ani Machi'. [quote]The plant we know as 'Geisha' is the same as a hosta imported from Japan under the name 'Ani Machi', which should be considered a Japanese synonym. The Geisha pictured is not the hosta registered by Kevin C. Vaughn in 1983. Vaughn's hosta is believed lost. Some prefer to use the Japanese name 'Ani Machi' because of this problem. As there is no real 'Geisha' any more, the name has been standing for over a decade and a large number of plants in gardens bear the name. [/quote] http://www.hostalibrary.org/g/geisha.html

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2011
10:40 AM

Post #8781220

Wow, I didn't know that. I got them from Country Boy's I ordered 4, and they are small and variegated just like I wanted. Good price too, maybe that is why. I looked it up on Plantfiles but I didn't notice the aka 'Ani Machi' but its good to know. Maybe one day I will learn to pronounce it. :( Also I recently added the hostalibrary to my bookmarks so now I have two ways to look things up.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 29, 2011
5:01 PM

Post #8783740

Picture of 'Gemstone' taken this morning. I planted it late July.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 29, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8783746

'Gypsy Rose' photographed today.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 29, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8783754

'Gold Standard' today. The colour is not too washed out yet.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 29, 2011
5:14 PM

Post #8783761

'Hyuga Urajiro' doing much better since I moved it to more light. It even produced a bloom.

Ooops wrong letter.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 29, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8783775

'Gay Blade' planted this year. I think I'm really goint to like this one. The holes are from the falling cones.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 29, 2011
5:27 PM

Post #8783787

'Guardian Angel'. I built this bed in memory of our miniature French Poodle. Eventually GA will cover him. Picture in next post

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 29, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8783794

Nice 'Gypsy Rose', Irene. My GR that got HVX was a real looker in only a couple of years. Hard to tell what the plant I have now will look like - it sure is weird.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 29, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8783797

I put a 'Guardian Angel' into the church hosta garden, but we've been under construction for over a year and I've only looked at it a couple of times. Should go check it. And we hope to move back in for mid September.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 29, 2011
5:31 PM

Post #8783799

'Guardian Angel'

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 29, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8783806

Thanks, ViolaAnn. I'm surprised that 'Gypsy Rose' is hanging in there. Why is yours wierd? I hope my 'Great Expectations' looks as good as yours some day. It still has only two eyes.

I had a second look at your GR and I see what you mean. Very interesting.

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 29, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8783817

Irawon,

Your hostas look nice and happy. My Gold Standard and Gypsy Rose are being duds this year. I should probably dig them up and see if something may have damaged their roots.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 30, 2011
10:49 AM

Post #8785096

Ginsu Knife, new this year from Hallson's.

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 30, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8785097

Gold Standard, another hosta that came with the house. I have another plant that I will be dividing and rehoming soon.

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 30, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8785102

Golden Tiara, planted in 2009. A strong little hosta that seems happy all the time. Reminds me of describing a hobbit, LOL. Might be moving this to a bed with more sun next spring. Or maybe some divisions I still have leftover from spring.

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 30, 2011
10:52 AM

Post #8785104

Grand Canyon, new last year from Hallson's. So far I really like the vase shape, golden color, and ruffled edges.

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 30, 2011
10:55 AM

Post #8785108

Guacamole, purchased in 2009 mostly because it was on sale and everyone raved about it. I still don't love this plant but will admit it has a lot of nice features: strong grower, strong scent, does well in sun and heat. Might be a good hosta for gardeners further south.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2011
1:40 PM

Post #8785352

I like the 'Grand Canyon', but I bet it will get BIG eventually
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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 30, 2011
8:04 PM

Post #8785997

Your hostas look great, Eleven. I'd like a 'Grand Canyon' and will have to research the size to see whether I can fit it into my existing beds. Yours looks lovely in combination with the blue one in behind. I took advantage of the wait time during my husband's knee surgery today to visit a nearby nursery. As luck would have it they were having a 25% off sale. I picked up 'Victory' which I've been wanting for awhile. I'm going to have to move 'Great Arrival' to fit 'Victory' in.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
8:58 PM

Post #8798516

Eleven,found a 'Grand Canyon' and planted it yesterday. Hope mine gets those lovely ripples yours has.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
9:03 PM

Post #8798518

'Gentle Spirit' also planted yesterday.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
9:14 PM

Post #8798524

'Great Arrival' bought in May. I moved it yesterday to make room for 'Victory' which I had planned on putting in this spot in the first place. It's a sport of 'Great Expectations', so I expect it to be slow. I picked this particular plant because it had bigger leaves than the others but on the other hand fewer eyes. Don't know whether I made the right decision choosing a bigger plant over more eyes.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2011
4:23 AM

Post #8798726

Irene - maybe not as it has a whole lot more green in the leaves than GE does. it could grow a lot more quickly.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8798755

Irowan, I can see that a couple of your 'Grand Canyon' leaves towards the back left have more prominent ripples and veins. I think you'll see a lot of improvement in the next couple years if you don't move it.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 8, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8799614

Thanks for pointing those ripples out, Eleven. ViolaAnn, 'Great Arrival has a blue center most of the summer. I'm afraid I wore most of the wax off with my stupid detergent wash a few weeks ago.

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