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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

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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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

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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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'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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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'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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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'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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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'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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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'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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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

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

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'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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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

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

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Grandchild

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

I didn't know there was a hosta 'Grandchild'. Maybe I should look for one.

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Gunther's Prize

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Found it at Jim's a few years ago.

Green Eyes

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Georgia Sweetheart

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Green With Envy

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Guacamole

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Guardian Angel

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

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.

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Glory Hallelujah (after Irene ) :(

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Guacomole (taken before Irene)

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Great Expectations

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Geisha

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Grand Tiara

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Glad to see at least one after Irene. But 'Geisha' should be called 'Ani Machi'.

Quoting:
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.
http://www.hostalibrary.org/g/geisha.html

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

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.

Ottawa, Canada

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

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Ottawa, Canada

'Gypsy Rose' photographed today.

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Ottawa, Canada

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

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Ottawa, Canada

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

Ooops wrong letter.

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Ottawa, Canada

'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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Ottawa, Canada

'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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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

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.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

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.

Ottawa, Canada

'Guardian Angel'

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Ottawa, Canada

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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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

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.

Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Ginsu Knife, new this year from Hallson's.

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Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

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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Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

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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