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.
Hostas: Let's see YOUR pictures of hostas beginning with "G"
Now on to the letter "G".
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..
'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.
I didn't know there was a hosta 'Grandchild'. Maybe I should look for one.
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.
Glad to see at least one after Irene. But 'Geisha' should be called 'Ani Machi'.
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.
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.
'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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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.
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.
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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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.