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

April 28, 2012
2:16 PM

Post #9101460

***SIGN-UPs ARE CLOSED***
HOSTA BOXES HAVE ALL BEEN MAILED at this TIME.



"Hello Everyone!"
"Welcome to the 2012 'Spring Secret Hosta Swap'"!


It is that Time of Year...Time for Another Fun and Exciting Hosta Swap...
So that Means it's Time for...the...
2012 - Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'!

The 2012 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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2012 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Rules
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If You Wish to Participate in the 2012 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'...
You Need to Sign-Up by Friday, May 25th, 2012 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, May 26th, 2012.

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 11th, 2012.
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.
And Remember...There are a Set of 'NEW' Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes 'A'...'B'...and 'C' (At Various Sizes by Weights).
Sometimes These are at a Much Lower Shipping Rate Using Priority Mail Service via the USPS.
These New Boxes Must be Ordered Over the USPS Website.

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 2012 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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2012 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participant Listing
SENT and RECEIVED.

(Here is a Chart of What the Standings Currently are.)

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'50glee' (NC)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/7
6/7 ~Hosta Box Received from Redrock069(Kirk) in Kansas.


'beaux' (PA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/8
6/21~Hosta Box Received from Crit(Patti) in Oklahoma.


'beclu727' (GA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/6
6/6 ~Hosta Box Received from FruitOfTheVine(Susan) in Virginia.


'Crit' (OK)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/19.
6/1 ~Hosta Box Received from 'joycet'(Joyce) in Ohio


'Eleven' (MI)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/11
6/6~Hosta Box Received from 'kd303'(Kim) in Oklahoma.


'FruitOfTheVine' (VA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/3
6/7 ~Hosta Box Received from 'Joy'(Joy) in Washington.


'happgarden' (MO)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/11
6/11 ~Hosta Box Received from hostaluver84(Bobbi) in Wisconsin.


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


'hostaluver84' (WI)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/11
6/8 ~Hosta Box Received from plantnutz(Brenda) in Georgia.


'Joy' (WA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/5
5/31 ~Hosta Box Received from 'mittsy'(Mittsy) in New York


'joycet' (OH)- Hosta Box Sent- 5/30 (First to Send)
6/9 ~Hosta Box Received from HelenVT(Helen) in Vermont.


'kd303' (OK)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/4
7/5~Hosta Box Received from Mud_Elf in Alabama.


'mittsy' (NY)- Hosta Box Sent- 5/30
6/4 ~Hosta Box Received from Willit_Grow(Deb) in Pennsylvania.


'Mud_Elf' (AL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/26.
6/11 ~Hosta Box Received from beaux(Betsy) in Pennsylvania.


'plantnutz' (GA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/2
6/8 ~Hosta Box Received from UMD_Terp(Paul) in Maryland.


'Redrock069' (KS)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/5
6/?~Hosta Box Received from 50glee(Beverly) in North Carolina.


'Rose1656' (IL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/4
6/9 ~Hosta Box Received from beclu727(Becky) in Georgia.


'ruby42' (NJ)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/4
6/14~Hosta Box Received from happgarden(Joyce) in Missouri


'UMD_Terp' (MD)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/6
6/7 ~Hosta Box Received from 'Rose1656'(Rose) in Illinois.


'Willit_Grow' (PA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/2
6/9 ~Hosta Box Received from 50glee(Beverly) in North Carolina.


'ZZTOPSOIL' (OR)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/14
6/13~Hosta Box Received from Eleven(Shawna) in Michigan.





This message was edited May 20, 2014 4:55 PM
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2012
7:56 PM

Post #9101928

I'll play!

Here's my "Haves List".
http://davesgarden.com/tools/journal/viewentry.php?rid=212176

I have quite a few, but don't have a problem with duplicates in my beds!

This message was edited Apr 29, 2012 9:04 AM

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9101971

Go ahead and count me in for this one!
I'm still focused on adding more yellow varieties right now.
But really, I would be happy to received any named hostas not already in my garden!

For my part, I can divide Krossa Regal, Maraschino Cherry, Night Before Christmas, plantaginea, and U. Erromena. Or go shopping and find something at my favorite local nursery!

Plus I already have some Francee, Gold Standard, Golden Tiara, Hyacinthina, Royal Standard, Sum and Substance, and U Univitatta ready to share if my recipient doesn't have them yet.

I keep my hosta list up-to-date in my Journal here on DG:
http://davesgarden.com/community/journals/vbc/Eleven/96523/name2/

And here's my current wish list (opens on page 2, click on page 3 for the rest):
http://davesgarden.com/community/trading/list.php?list=want&member=Eleven&offset=40


This message was edited May 24, 2012 6:39 AM
HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

April 29, 2012
10:56 AM

Post #9102572

Thanks so much Lelan!!!!!! My favorite hostas are the giant, large and fragrant ones. I hope that putting them in alphabetical order helps.


My Haves are: Abiqua Drinking Gourd, Francis Williams, Halcyon, Invincible, Komodo Dragon, and Stained Glass.



My Wants are: Andrew, Captain Kirk, Dark Shadows, Dream Weaver, Final Summation, Liberty, Luna Moth, Plantaginea Aphrodite, Summer Fragrance, Titanic, and Touch of Class.

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50glee
Huntersville, NC

May 4, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9110656

Lelan!

Sign me up for this!

I don't want to be tardy for this party!

All mini's if possible! We ARE planning to move so minis will be in containers.

Thanks again!

50Glee

PS - Yes, duplication of any hosta is welcomed. Minis are preferred. :-)


This message was edited May 30, 2012 8:47 PM

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2012
1:21 PM

Post #9116014

Oh I always love this swap!!!! :-)

My wishes are Whirlwind, Montana Aureomarginata, Limey Lisa and Teenie Weenie Bikini. Okay, you can cross out Montana Aureomarginata and Teeny Weeny Bikini...Couldn't resist them at the nursery! Would love to have any of the Paradise hostas, and my "Buckeye" is needing a brother or sister.

Here is my list. Sorry if it takes up a lot of space!

1. Abby
2. Alakazaam
3. Albomarginata
4. American Hero
5. Atlantis
6. August Moon
7. Aureomarginata
8. Autumn Frost
9. Baby Bunting
10. Blade Runner
11. Blue Angel
12. Blue Cadet
13. Blue Mouse Ears
14. Blue Wedgwood
15. Buckeye
16. Bullet Proof
17. Cameo
18. Captain Kirk
19. Cathedral Windows
20. Cherry Berry
21. Cherry Tomato
22. Chickadee
23. Climax
24. Coryís Beauty
25. Coryís Sweetheart
26. Cracker Crumbs
27. Earth Angel
28. Empress Wu
29. Faith
30. Fantabulous
31. Fortunei Aureomarginata
32. Fragrant Bouquet
33. Frances Williams
34. Frosted Mouse Ears
35. Geisha
36. Gold Edger
37. Gold Standard
38. Golden Tiara
39. Grand Tiara
40. Great Expectations
41. Green With Envy
42. Guacamole
43. Guardian Angel
44. Hacksaw
45. Hanky Panky
46. Hi Ho Silver
47. Holy Mole
48. Holy Mouse Ears
49. Honey Bells
50. Island Charm
51. Ivory Coast
52. June
53. June Fever
54. Lakeside Cranberry Relish
55. Lakeside Masterpiece
56. Lakeside Tycoon
57. Lakeside Zesty Zeno
58. Lemon Lime
59. Liberty
60. Little Aurora
61. Little Red Rooster
62. Little Treasure
63. Mango Salsa
64. Northern Exposure
65. Orange Marmelade
66. Paradigm
67. Paradise Joyce
68. Patriot
69. Paulís Glory
70. Praying Hands
71. Peanut
72. Queen Josephine
73. Rain Dancer
74. Remember Me
75. Reversed Patriot
76. Revolution
77. Roller Coaster Ride
78. Royal Standard
79. Sagae
80. Sieboldiana
81. St. Paul
82. Stained Glass
83. Stiletto
84. Striptease
85. Sum and Substance
86. Sum of All
87. Thumbelina
88. Thunderbolt
89. Tiny Tears
90. Touch of Class
91. Twilight
92. Twist of Lime
93. Undulata Albomarginata
94. Undulata Univittata
95. Venusta
96. Vulcan
97. Wolverine

Adding a few new ones! Boogie Woogie, Happy Valley, Krossa Regal, Little Bo Peep and Permanent Wave...oh yeah, and I found out one of my NOIDs, Vintricosa (Sp?) My wolverine bit the dust, so she's on my wants list now, too.


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

May 8, 2012
3:58 PM

Post #9116178

I Think I Have Everyone Listed Above Who Had Already Sent Me Their Information.
I Guess I Need to Put a Fire Under Some Hosta Participants (Leaves) and Let Them Know the Sign-Up is Posted.
D-Mails and Invites...I Will Get Out Tomorrow.


Lelan.
Redrock069
Oskaloosa, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 9, 2012
12:21 AM

Post #9116697

Count me in please
Haves
Atlantis, Big Daddy, Blue Angel, Blue Cadet, Chinese Sunrise, Dream Queen, Earth Angel, Eternal Flame, Fire and Ice, First Frost, Fragrant Bouquet, Francee, Frances Williams, Gold Drop, Golden Tiara, Great Expectations, Hyacinthina, Independence, Inniswood, June, Kifukurin Ko Mame, Krossa Regal, Lakeside Cupcake, Lakeside Down Sized, Lakeside Elfin Fire, Lakeside Zinger, Minuteman, Night Before Christmas, Patriot, Regal Splendor, Sagae, So Sweet, Stained Glass, Striptease, Sum & Substance, Summer Breeze, Summer Music, Tattoo, Twilight, Whirlwind.
Wants, Larger and or unusual color patterns
Arc de Triomphe, Blizzard, Ice Age Trail, Kiwi Full Monty, Lakeside Breaking News, Lakeside Zing Zang, Magic Fire, Nougat, Nouzang, Pandora's Box, Revolution, Searchlight, Searing Flame, Velvet Moon, White Bikini, White Feather, Winter Lightning.

Mud_Elf

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

May 9, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9117887

May I join please?
Sending info now.
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2012
3:37 AM

Post #9118124

I'm in. My gardens are in need of some serious dividing this year. This will get me busy doing it! Will post wants/haves later - but it doesn't really matter, I love love love all hostas.

Edited to add hostas that I have: The list is so long - but here goes:A Many SplendoredThing
Abiqua Drinking Gourd
Arc de Triomphe
Adrian's Glory
Alakazaam
Allegan Emperor
Aliyah's Grace
American Gothic
American Icon (DVHS)
Antioch
August Moon
Big Daddy
Blue Angel
Blue Cascade
Blue Chip
Blue Dolphin
Blue-Haired Lady
Blue Hawaii
Blue Mammoth
Blue Mouse Ears
Bob Dean
Brim Cup
Brother Stephan
Clovelly
Corkscrew (DVHS)
Cracker Crumbs
Crowned Imperial
Christmas Pagaent
Climax
Country Mouse
Cutting Edge
Daddy Boomer
Dance with Me
Dandy Randy
Deep Blue Sea
Deja Blue
Dick Ward
Dragon Tails
Earth Angel
Eola Surprise (Eola Sapphire?)
Eleanor Lachman
Elvis Lives
Emerald Ruff Cut
Emperess Wu
Forest Fire (Clifford's)
Fortunei Hyacinthina
Fried Bananas
Frosted Dimples
Ghost Spirit
Gold Standard
Golden Meadows
Great Expectations
Gulf Hagas
Hacksaw
Hadspen Blue
Heavenly Tiara
Hawkeye Gold
Hyuga Urajiro
Ice Cream
Ice Prancer (DVHS)
Ivory Necklace
Journey's End PPAF
Katie Q
Key Lime Pie
Kiwi Full Monty
Kristie Axmear
Krossa Regal
Lakeside Beach Captain
Lakeside Downsized
Lakeside Legal Tender
Lakeside Old Smokey
Lakeside Ripples
Lakeside Shore Master
Landfall
Lemon Frost
Liberty PP #12531
Little Caesear
Luna Moth
Lunar Eclipse
Made you Look
Marilyn Monroe
Masquerade
Maui Buttercup
Midas Touch
Millenium
Montana aureomarginata
Northern Exposure
Pamela Lee
Paradise Joyce
Paul's Glory
Piedmont Gold
Pineapple Punch
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Powder Blue
Praying Hands
Pride and Joy
Queen of the Seas
Rainforest Surprise
Reptilian
Sagae
Saturn
Seduceer (Asch)
Ripple Effect
Sentimental Journey
Silk Kimono
Singing in the Rain (DVHS)
Spilt Milk
St Paul
Stained Glass
Striptease
Sum and Substance
Sum It Up
Sun Power
Sweet Home Chicago
Tears of Joy
Teeny Weeny Bikini
Tic Toc
T. Rex
Thunderbolt
Victory
Windfield Blue
Woodland Elf
Yin
Zippity Do Dah


Here is my current "want list" - but I haven't updated it in a long time - so if it appears on both lists, it means I didn't take it off my "want list" .
There are a few I have wanted for a long time. These are Komodo Dragon and Jimmy Crack Corn. I am still in search of any new blues that I don't have - but haven't actually made a list. But any hosta would be welcome. They are like all children - they all are special and would be welcome!

Aardvark
Abiqua Aries
Academy Blushing Recluse
Academy Blue Titan
Academy Blushing Recluse
Academy Verdant Verge
Aksarben
Alice Blue Gown
Alt Herkules
Am I Blue
American Angel
American Halo
American King of the Woods
American Masterpiece
Amime Tachi
Amos
Angel Eyes
Angel Feathers
Apple Court
Arcade
Arch Duke
Arctic Rim
Arten
Aspen Gold
Atom Smasher
Baby Bunting
Banyai's Dancing Girl
Barbara Elizabeth Hoover
Beauty Substance
Behemoth
Betsy
Betty
Beyond Measure
Biddy's Blue
Big Hearted
Big Kahuna
Big Mama
Birchwood Elegance
Bitsy Gold
Black Hills
Blue Cadet
Blue Giant
Blue Lady
Blue Lagoon
Blue River
Blue Shadows
Blue Vision
Bobby Sue
Bold Ruffles
Boondocks
Border Bandit
Borwick Beauty
Bounder
Brandi Nicole
Brenda's Beauty
Broken Hearted
Buckeye
Bukou-no-homare Iwa
Buttercrunch
Candy Dish
Captain America
Captain Kirk
Carnival
Carriage Wheels
Cathedral Windows
Celtic Dancer
Chesapeak Bay
Clifford's Stingray
Color Glory
Curly Fries
Dana Nicolette
Gemstone
Gunsmoke
Fingerprint
Frances Williams
Fried Green Tomatoes
Gemini Moon
Gemstone
Halcyon
Hercules
Jimmy Crack Corn
June
Jurassic Park
Komodo Dragon
Krossa Regal
Lakeside Love Affaire
Liberty
Mr. Big
Nancy
Niagra Falls
Nigrescrens (from Japan- Honshu Island) Japanese name = Kuro Giboshi
Night before Christmas
Ocean Isle
Old Rough House
On Stage
Orange Marmalade
Paradigm
Patriot
Pewterware
Potomac Pride
Prescribed
Quilting Bee
Rainbow's End
Regal Splendor
September Sun
Skylight
Solar Flare
Spinach Patch
Spinning Wheel.
Sunny Disposition
Sunshine Glory
Sweet Innocence
Twist and Shout
'Tokudama Flavocircinalis'
Unforgettable
Whirlwind
White Christmas


This message was edited May 26, 2012 9:07 AM

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9121896

Went to a hosta auction last week...So need to add to my list! Boogie Woogie, Little Bo Peep, Permanent Wave, Happy Valley and Krossa Regal. Guess I should add these to my original post!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 15, 2012
1:27 PM

Post #9125026

OK Everybody...
I've Updated the Participants List.
Make Sure to Send Me Your Information When You Sign-Up.
Things are Looking Good.


Lelan.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2012
11:30 AM

Post #9127303

Hey Elfie!!! How ya doin? Did you see that Eleven has "Blonde Elf"? I think you definitely need that one!

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2012
12:23 PM

Post #9127348

Haha, I'm redoing the bed its in and probably COULD divide Blonde Elf again this year. =)

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9127353

Ooh Ooh Ooh...me, me, me!!! :-)

Mud_Elf

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

May 17, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9127658

Ohhhh,,I would love a blond Elf... Uhhh did you mean the cute ones from Lord of the Rings right?



joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9128559

:-)

Mud_Elf

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

May 18, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9128911

Hey Joycet,, was not snubbing you just hard to type on my phone...sigh...
hostaluver84
Tomah, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 19, 2012
4:26 AM

Post #9129302

I would love to share again this year.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2012
8:03 PM

Post #9136001

Thanks for the invite, Lelan. I'd love to participate again this year.
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2012
8:26 PM

Post #9136034

I would love to participate as well.

Have: Fragrant Blue, Ice Prancer, Liberty, Independence, Risky Business, Sum and Substance

Looking for blues, yellows, different leaf types, nothing giant.

Can't wait.

Paul
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2012
12:55 AM

Post #9136166

Thanks for the heads up. I missed the post. Please count me in. I'll update my tradelist and post my availables here.
Mittsy

I can divide the following:
Blue Wedgewood
Fortunei Albomarginata
Francee
Ginko Craig
Grand Tiara
Lemon Delight
Limelight
Pearl Lake
Quilting Bee
Undulata Albomarginata
Undulata
Ventricosa

I'd really like some more of the smaller/tinier ones.



This message was edited May 25, 2012 4:15 PM
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2012
2:33 AM

Post #9136186

Okay, Lelan, you are right - I can't resist, sign me up.

Thanks,
Brenda

Link to my haves and wants - although I love hostas and will be happy with most anything.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8590155

This message was edited May 29, 2012 4:38 AM

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 24, 2012
6:09 AM

Post #9136322

I would like to participate. Here's a link to my spreadsheet in google docs. It has my have list. Also want any on the want or lost list. [HYPERLINK@docs.google.com]

Thanks,
Becky

PS: LMK if the link doesn't work. thx
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9136458

Sign me up! I LOVE this swap!

I have a new large shade bed that I am wanting to get lots of hosta's for. I love the 'different' types of hosta for this bed. I really like the blues too. I lost Halcyon & Invincible, I guess, from the terrible summer heat and drought we had last year. I have a few mini's in another bed and that is why I have included the Mouse Ears selections.

Happy trading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haves:
Sum and Substance
Moonbeam
Francee
Blue Umbrellas
Francis Williams
St. Elmo's Fire
Shade Fanfare
Minute Man
Fortunei Albomargonata
(mini's)
Lemon-Lime
Tiny tears
Blue Cadet

Wants:
Masquerade
Hoosier Harmony
Variegata
Vera Verde
Blue Flame
Abiqua Blue Edger
Alegan Emperor
Halcyon
Invincible
Blue Mouse Ears
Any of the Mouse Ears


This message was edited May 24, 2012 10:34 AM

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 24, 2012
9:02 AM

Post #9136549

I'd love to join in too.

Here's my current have list
http://davesgarden.com/tools/journal/viewbycat.php?cat=57777

And my wish list, though I'd be happy with any that I don't already grow. Love wavy and pie crusted edges.
http://davesgarden.com/tools/journal/viewbycat.php?cat=86742

Joy


This message was edited May 24, 2012 1:48 PM
ruby42
Cape May Court House, NJ
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2012
3:40 AM

Post #9137687

Count me in too!!

I have not updated my list but I will try to get it together. My last list is below, and as you can tell there is NO hosta I would not love to have in my garden. Big, small, tall, cupped, vased, mini, streaked, blue, gold or green they all find a good home.
sue

I was asked to post my list, so here goes. I know it's not update but ANY hosta are welcome in my garden!!


updated 6/01/09------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTAL HOSTA: 599I THINK)??????

Aardvark
Abba Dabba Doo
Abba Showtime
Abiqua Blue Crinkles
Abique Drinking Gourd
Abiqua Elephant Ears (gone)?
Abiqua Recluse
Albo marginata
ALBO PICTA
Allan p. McConnell
Allegan Fog
Alligator Shoes
Amber Tiara
American Halo
Angel Feathers
Aphrodite
Apple Green
Arc de tromphe ? (gone)
Artist's Palette
Aspen Gold
August Moon
Aureo-maginata
Austin dickinson
Baby Bunting
Banana Muffins
BananaBoat
Barney Fife
Beauty Substance
Betsy King
Big Daddy
Big John
Big Mamma
Bingo
BlackFoot
Blazing Saddles
Blizzard
Blue Angel
Blue Arrow
Blue Boy
Blue Cadet
Blue Jay
Blue Monday
Blue Mouse Ears
Blue Vision
Blue Wedgewood
Bobbie Sue
Bottom Line
Brenda's Beauty
Bressingham blue
Bridegroom
Bright Dutch
Brightlights
Bimcup
Bubba
Cadillac
Candy hearts
Captain Kirk
Carnival
Caroiina Blue
Carolina Sunshine
Carriage Wheels
Carrie Ann
Cascades
Cherry Berry
Cherub
Chickadee
Christmas Cookies
Cinnamon Sticks
Clausa
Clifford's Comet
Cookie Crumbs (gone)
Cracker Crumbs (gone)
Cream Cheese
Crepe SuzettexGreen Sheen (where is it)??
Crested Surf
Crocodile Rock
Crusader
Crystal Tiara
Curtain Call
Cutting Edge
Dance With Me
Dark Star
Dawn's Early Light
Dean's Dream (400 from bottom)
Delta Dawn
Diamond tiara
Diana Remembered (another 7/08)
DIANE GRAY DALTON
Diane's Fancy
Digger's Gold
Diva
DOUBLE DUTCH
Dr. Fu Manchu
Dream Weaver
Dress Blues
Dust Devil
Dylan's Dilly
Eagles Nest
Earth Angel
Ebb Tide
Edge of Night
El Capitan
Eleanore Lachman
Elenore Rosevelt
Elegans (sieboldina)
Elephant Burgers
Ellerbrook
Elvis Lives
Embroidery
Emerald Necklace
Emerald tiara
Emeralds and Rubies
Eventide
Everlasting Love
Fair Maiden
Fan Dance
Faciation Montana seedling
Fantasy Island
Fatal Attraction
Fire and Ice
Fire Island
Flame Stitch
Flash of Light
Forest Shadows
Formal Attire
Fortueni albopicta
Foundling
Fourth of July
Fragrant Fire
Francee
Francis william
Friar Tuck (gone?)
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fringe Benifit
Frosted Jade
Gala
Gay Blade
Geisha
Ginko Craig
Glen Tiara
Glory (gone?)
Gold Edger
Gold Standard
Golden Boulion
Golden Scepter
Golden Tiara
Good As Gold
Gosan Leatherstrap
Grace mcClure
Grand Canyon
Grand Prize
Grand Slam
Grandmaster
Great Arrival
Great expections
Green eyes
Green Lama
Green Sea Prize
Grey Ghost
Grey Piecrust
Ground sulphur
Guacamole
Guardian Angel
Gum Drop
Gunsmoke
Gypsy Rose
Halcyon
Hampshire County
Harry Van De Laar
Heart Broken
Heart and Soul
Heartsong
Hercules
Hi Ho Silver
High Noon
Hillbilly Blues
His Honor
Holey Mole (gone?)
Honeysong
Hoosier Dome
Hoosier Harmony
Hope
Hot Lips
Hyacinthia
Hydon Sunset
Ice Cream
Illicit affair
Inaho
Independence
Indiana Knight
Inniswood
Invincible
Iron Gate Supreme
Irongate delight
island Charm
Ivory Necklace
Jack of Diamond's
Jade Cascade
Janet
Jason and Katie
Jester
Jimmy Crack Corn
Joseph
Julia
June
June Moon
Just So
Kapitan
Katie Q
Katherine Lewis
Keylime Pie
KiKutii
King Tut
Kiwi Crinkles
Kiwi Gold Rush
Kiwii Full Monty (?)
Kiwi Hippo
Koren Snow
krossa Regal
Lady Godivia
Lakeside April Snow
LakeSide Coal Miner
LakeSide Surf Rider
Lakeside Cha Cha
Lakeside Baby Face
Lakeside Blue Jeans
Lakeside Feather Light
Lakeside Frosted Mint (gone?)
Lakeside Fruitloops
Lakeside Kaleidoscope
LakeSide Legal Tender
Lakeside Limetime
Lakeside LollyPop
Lakeside Looking Glass
LakeSide Meter Maid (gone?)
Lakeside Neat Petite
Lakeside Partydress
LakeSide Shockwave
Lakeside Shore Master
Lakeside Zinger
Lancifolia
Last Dance
Laura and Darrel(os)
Leading Lady
Leather Sheen
Lemon Frost
Lemon Lime
Let me Entertain You
Liberty
Liberty Bell
Lil Abner (gone?)
Lily Pad
Little Auroa
Little Black Scape
Little Dart
Little Doll
Little Hobber
Little One
Little Stiffy
Little Sunspot
Little Wonder
Love Pat
Lovely Loretta
Loyalist
Lucy Vitolis
Lullabye
Lunar Eclipse
Magic Fire
Maid Marian (gone?)
Mama Mia
Manhatton
Maraschino Cherry
Mardi Gras
Marion Bachman
Mary Marie Ann
Masquerade
Maui Buttercup
Maui Rains
Maya Swingtime
Medussa
Metallica
Midnight Ride
Mildred seaver
Ming Treasure
Mini Ha Ha
Mint Julep
Miss Saigon
Mississippi Delta
Mister Watson
Mistress Mable
Moonlight
Moonlily
Mount Tom
Mr. Big (gone)?
My Marianne
Nate the Great
Neat Splash (little piece left)
Niagra Falls
Night Before Christmas
Northern Exposure
Northern Halo
Obsession
Old Faithful
Old Glory
Olive Baily Langdon
Olive Branch
On Stage
One Man's Treasure
Ooh La La
Orange Slices
Out House Delight
Pacific Blue Edger
Pandora's Box
Paridise Power
Parish Gold
Parky's Prize
Patrician
Patriot
Paul Revere (gone?)
Paul's Glory
Peace
Peanut
Pearl Lake
Peedee Gold Flash
Percy
Phantom
Pilgram
Pineapple Juice
Pineapple Poll
Pineapple Upsidedown Cake
Pizzazz
plantaginea
Platinum Tiara
Po Po
Poo Bear
Potomic Pride
Powder Puff
Prairie Glow
Praying Hands
Punky
Purple Passion
Queen josephine
Quilting Bee
Radiant Edger
Radio Waves
Rasberry Sorbet
Reicfolia
Red Dragon
Red Neck Heaven
Red October
Regal Rhubarb
Regal Splendor
Reptilian
Resonance
Revolution
Rich Uncle
Richland Gold
Riptide
Riskey Buisness
Robert Frost
Robert's Rapier
Robin Hood
Rosedale Barnie
RosedaleGenevive
Rosedale Golden Goose
Rosedale Lost Dutchman
Rosedale MistyPathways
Royal Charm
Royal Flush
Royal standard
Rusty Bee
Sage
Saint Elmo's Fire
Salute
Samurai
Satisfaction
Savannah Supreme
Scooter
Sea Beacon
Sea Ebony (?)
Sea Fire
Sea Gulf Stream
Sea Hero
Sea Octopus
Sea Sunrise
Sea Thunder
September Sun
Serendipty
Sharmon
Sherborne Swan
Shiny Penny
Shogun (?)
Sieboldiana
Silver Halo
Silver Streak (?)
Sitting Pretty
Snow Flakes
So sweet
Soldier Boy
Sparkling burgandy
Spilt Milk (very small piece left)
Spring Fling
Stained Glass
Stepping Out
Stiletto
Stir Fry
Striptease
Stonewall
Sugar Daddy
Sultana
Sum and Substance
Sum Cup-o-Joe
Summer Breeze
Summer Music
Sun Power
SunnyBrook (gone)?
Super Nova
Susy
Sweet Home Chicago
Sweet Susan
Sweet Tater Pie
Sweetie
Swirls
T. flavocircinals
T. Rex
Tambourine
Tattoo
Teaspoon
Tequila Sunrise
Three Coins
Thumbelina
Tiffney's Godzilla
Tiny Tears
Titanic
Tokudama aureonebulosa
Topaz
Torchlight
Tortilla Chip
Tot Tot
Touchstone
Treasure Island
Tremors
Twilight
Twist of Lime
Ultramarine
Unnamed streaked seedling (from Beth Arnold )
Valerie's Vanity
Vanilla Cream
Ventricosa
Venusta
Vera Veradade
Veronica Lake
VICKIE ADEN
Victory
Vim and Vigor
War Party
Warwick Curtsey
Waving Wuffles
Whirlwind
Whiskey Sour
White Bikini
White christmas
White Wall Tires (?) gone
Wide brim
William Lachman
Willy Nilly
Winsome
Winter Snow
Wogon Gold
Wolly Mammoth (gone)
Wrinkles and Crinkles
Xanadu
Yellow Boa
Yellow River
Yellow Splash
Yellow splash rim
Zippity Do Da
Zounds
*************************************************************************
2007 Hosta...
Boyz Toy
Cherry Tart
Dancing Queen
Split Decision
Terpsichore
Madam
anglo saxon
CF Valley
color ala mode
Lollapalooza
nutty professor
uppercrust
LS breaking news
LS cricket
LS masterpiece
my child insook
rootin tootin
silver threads -golden needles
winter snow
L.S. prophecy
Donahues Piecrust
Avocado
Sugar and Spice
Nightlife
Komopdo Dragon
Blue Haired Lady
White Vision
Cameo
Americana
Soft Shoulders
Krossa Regal
Lakeside Cricket
Dream Queen
Little Miss Magic
Sutters Mill
Nightlife
Eye Candy
Glen Tiara
Key West
Photo Finish
Spartan Glory
Tootie May
Ryan's big one
Surfer Girl
June Type 11
Kiwi Full Monty
Christmas Tree
Yakushima
Chiquita
CRAYONS
FOXFIRE BAMM BAMM
Lunar Sea
Anne Arrett
CryBaby
Hollywoodlights
Lakeside Cindy Cee
Lakeside Little Tuft
Oh Cindy
Wordly Treasure
Imp
Restless Sea
St Paul
Sweet Innocence
Sum Total
Solar Flare
Monty Python
Kabuki
Foxfire Irish Pebbles
One lota
Deep Blue Sea (BIG)
Fat Cat
Brash and Sassy
Frosted Dimples
LS zing zang
Don Quixote
Miss Ruby
White Dove
Big Top
LS Iron Man
Plug Nickel
Starkissed
Elatior
Raspberries and Cream
Kifukurin Hyuga
Marilyn

Hosta 2008*****************************************
Atlantis
Blue Dolphin
Cat & Mouse
Cathedral Windows
Daisy Doolittle
Extasy
Faith
Hacksaw
Hollywood Lights
Hush Puppie (T. Avent)
Ice Prancer
Neptune
Nor'easter
Rain Dancer
Roy Klehm
Spartacus
Stitch in Time
Vulcan
Dragon Tails
Cloudburst
Deep Pockets
Frosted Mouse Ears
Holy Mouse Ears
Itsy Bitsy Spider
London Fog
Orion"s Belt
Surf & Turf
Foxfire Nightsong
Foxfire Whamm Bamm
Stargate (streaked sport of flower power)
Extasy
The Shining
Roy Klehm
Mira
Hope
Something Else

Sergeant pepper
Winsome
Xanadu Virginia Mary /os
Delta Pride seedling/os
ROSEDALE RITCHIE VALLENS
Confetti Cup (622???)

Galaxy
L.S. Kinck Knack

Blue Clown
Bell Bottom Blues
Clovelly
Eye Catcher
French Quarter
Golden Friendship
Royal Tiara
Spirit Of St Louis

Greensleaves
Tortilla Chip
Golden Goal (635)?

Blue Angel
Blueberry Tart
Chariots of Fire
Smugglers Cove
Summer Lovin
Vulcan

2009...

09 Shady Oaks Hosta: (recieved9/09)

1Battle Star
1 Cherry Tart
1 Chesapeake Bay
1 Dancing Queen
1 Friends
1 Heatwave
1 Majestic
1 Mango Tango
1 Miss Susie
1 Slim and Trim
Hosta co-op / recieved 9/09
1 Jerry Landwehr
1 Paridise Island
1 Winter Warrior

Q&Z
1 Cuyahuga 4" pot (OUT OF STOCK)
1 Dawes 4" pot (OUT OF STOCK)
1 London Fog l
1 Montana Hida-No-Banana
1 Summer Lovin

18 plants...

One more hosta co-op/ revieved 9/09
Dorothy Benedict Blue
Lakeside Prophecy Fulfilled
Oreo Cream
Temptation


Hostabargins/April & May & July & Aug 09
Biggie
Blue Flame
Blueberry Tart
Blaze of Glory
Coconut Custard
London Fog
Rhinestone Cowboy
Purple Passon
Mayan Moon
Sea Angel Wings
Seducer
Mango Tango
The Shining
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Lavern & Shirley
Mighty Mouse
Zesty Zeno



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

May 25, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9137970

Count me in...I hesitated but can't take it any more...rofl...
It is always a great swap.

http://davesgarden.com/tools/journal/viewbycat.php?cat=89628

Here are a few I already have, I am sure the list isn't up todate...sorry.
Love mini's and big ones, love yellows and whites, heck I like them all! rofl.

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kd303
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9138310

Thanks for the d-mail Lelan, I missed the post. Count me in! I have just moved and since my beautiful hosta garden was a selling point for our home, I wasn't able to take any with me...so yes I am starting over. I will be purchasing hostas to send, but I'm willing cause I think the swap is so fun!!!

kd303

Guess I should change my name to kd405-I now live in Norman, OK!

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

May 25, 2012
4:01 PM

Post #9138581

OK Everyone...

The Bus Just Unloaded Alot of Hosta Swap Participants so...
I Hope I Have Everyone Posted Above...Who Wanted to Participate.
If Your Name is Not Listed Above...Send Me that D-Mail.

If You Still Wish to Participate...Sign-Up Below and Send Me that D-Mail with Your Mailing Information.

The Name of the Person that You Will be Sending Your Hosta Box to Will Arrive in Your D-Mail Mailbox Here at Dave's Garden Tomorrow(Saturday)...Probably in the Late Afternoon or Early Evening.

"Thank You Everyone for Participating!


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

May 26, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9139155

Welcome to Oklahoma kd!!!!!!!!!!!!
Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9140215

Hi ZZtopsoil, thanks for letting me know about this swap and letting me slip in at the last minute on Friday. Looking forward to this fun !

I appoligize to the person who has received my name because I haven't listed my haves or wants yet. I only have one big old maple tree in my yard and 1/2 of the shaded space is taken up by shed.

These are the ones I already have:

Black Hills
Blue Angel
Blue Arrow
Blue Cadet
Blue Mouse Ears
Blue Ivory
Cracker Crumbs
Dream Queen
El Nino
Emerald Eyes
Francee
Ginko Craig
Glory
Guacamole
Halacyn
Happy Camper
Independence
Invincible
Krossa Regal
Little Sunspot
London Fog
Minuteman
Montana
Nancy
Night Before Christmas
Olive Baily Langan
Orange Marmelade
Pauls Glory
Queen Josephine
Regal Splender
Royal Standard
Sea Fire
Seiboldiana Elegans
Shiny Penny
Stiletto
Striptease
Sum & Substance
Sweet Home Chicago
Thunderbolt
Tom Schmid

I would like to have anyones that I do not already have because I am limited on space.
I am planning to find these:

Cloud Burst
First Frost
Ivory Coast
Liberty
Paradigm
Patriot
Summer Breeze


If you are able to help me with one of them it would be great ! but ..I'll be happy with anyone
Thanks in advance !
Deb




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kd303
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9140300

Thanks Crit!! Loving being back in Oklahoma!
ruby42
Cape May Court House, NJ
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2012
10:29 AM

Post #9140497

If the names were sent out I did not recieve one.

sue

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9140657

Sue, I got a dmail on mine yesterday. Double check your mail here on DG, then send a note to ZZTopSoil if you still don't have anything there!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 27, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9140728

OK My Job is Done.
Names Have All Been Sent Out.
I Hope All Goes Right.
If You Have Not Received a Name...D-Mail Me.
Boxes All Need to be Mailed by June 11th.


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

May 28, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9141703

Our weather is so crazy it is hard for me to remember it is still May, I have daylilies and lilies in bloom already, and mums...rofl..
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9142431

The deer have had nightly feasts nibbling on several Hostas and apologize in advance to my secret buddy if I include any of them.

How I envy a lot of you having so many! We have very little shade or part shade and the list of mine ready to divide is short and sweet.

August Moon
Elvis Lives
Fried Bananas
Fried Green Tomatoes
Gold Edger
Guacamole
Lancifolia
Silk Kimono
Geisha
Paul's Gold
Patriot
Pearl Lake
Ventricosica
Victory
Wide Brim


Mini's are so charming as are any size with Blue or Chartreuse leaves. I'll be happy with any my buddy takes the time to share.




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

May 29, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9143992

Fruity, have you tried putting human hair around your hosta to try to deter the deer. I clean my brush and put what is in there in a plastic sack and keep it under my cabinet. I do this all year round. Then if I need more, my neighbor/stylist will keep clippings for me from her shop. It sure wouldn't hurt anything to try it. :-)

Sure glad you sent out those dmails Lelan. Looks like I wasn't the only one to miss the post and wanted in!!!!! Thanks for sending them.

I got my name and read the wants list. I think I can accomodate my buddy very well! I'm looking forward to the larger hosta in my front shade bed that get large. They have LOTS of room to spread out!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9144045

No, I haven't, Patti, but that's a tip I'll try. I'm assuming you've had good success? Plus it's free compared to pricey bottles of Liquid Deer Fence. I stopped buying them after I read the ingredients...over 90% water. 95% if I remember correctly. I've even considered purchasing deer and rabbit predator urine. Those are definitely deer tracks in my Hosta bed along with areas they've pawed in the mulch, and have only seen a couple of bunnies this year that thankfully weren't in our yard.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2012
12:18 PM

Post #9145030

Okay Hosta gardeners! Your box is on the way! Hope you like what I've chosen for you!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2012
12:41 PM

Post #9145062

Wow you are a fast one joycet.
Joyce
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2012
7:13 PM

Post #9145464

Hello Hosta Enablers.

Things are Moving and...
Our First 2 Hosta Boxes are on Their Way.
(Lookout Delivery People Hostaholics are Ready to Take You Down...lol)

There is Still Plenty of Time...but Remember...
All Hosta Boxes Must be in Transit by Monday June 11th.

And Remember Any Questions or Problems D-Mail Me.


Lelan.

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2012
7:40 PM

Post #9145518

Yeah for Hosta boxes. Can't wait to see where they end up.

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2012
10:05 PM

Post #9147147

Oh wow! I should have walked down to the mailbox earlier today. I got my surprise box of Hosta's today from my secret trade partner (((Mittsy))). And boy did she spoil me. :-) She sent me 8 hosta's and 2 other plants that I just adore. Every thing was wrapped so nicely, it felt like Christmas opening them. She included tags for them all. I set the note she sent down and now I can't find it. LOL So I'll let you all know what all she sent once I find it, or tomorrow when I can get out and look at the tags again. But for now, here's a pic I took of all my new babies.

Thank you so much Mittsy, you made my day and I really 'LOVE' everything you sent.

Planning to send out my secret buddies box early next week. Hope I can make her as happy as Mittsy made me.

Joy

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2012
4:49 AM

Post #9147270

I'm so glad you like them, and that the box made it in record time.
mittsy

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9147273

Holy Cow! From NY to WA in one day????? That's awesome!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9147446

I think that is what you call a direct flight...rofl. That is a great combination of plants...wowzer.
Mittsy did a great job as usual...
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9148112

Fabulous box there Joy! Mittsy, you really outdid yourself!

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 1, 2012
11:58 PM

Post #9148574

It's late and I need to get to bed. But wanted to share what Mittsy sent to me.

Here's all the fabulous Hosta's she sent.

H. Wide Brim
H. Thomas Hogg
H. Lancifolia
H. Fire and Ice
H. Pearl Lake
H. Yellow Boa
H. Teaspoon
H. Lemon Delight

And the other 2 plants

Blue eyed grass
Hairy Toad Lily

Mittsy, In 2009 we had record breaking cold tempts here that lasted for 10 days. That winter I lost a lot of plants, many that made it through many a winter here. My toad lilies were among the plants I lost. So when I unwrapped the one you sent you can imagine the excitement I felt. I have really missed them and had been thinking how I should get another.
And now I don't have to. Thank you again :-)

Joy
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2012
4:58 AM

Post #9148638

You're most welcome. I admired the Blue-Eyed grass in my DIL Carrie's garden in KY while visiting several years ago. I love to weed and did a bit of it for her. She was so happy, she told me to help myself to anything I could divide. I did divide that grass and have been enjoying and sharing ever since.

Mud_Elf

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

June 2, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9148774

Here is most of what I have.


Allan P. McConnell
Blue Cadet
Blue Sophistication
Christmas Tree
Cinnamon Sticks
Diamond Tiara
Elvis lives
Emerald Tiara
English Sunrise
Everlasting Love
Fatal Attraction
Fortunei Hyacinthina
Fried Green Tomatoes
Geisha
Gold Standard
Golden Tiara
Grand Tiara
Heart Broken
Honeybells
Invincible
Iron Gate Delight
Ivory Necklace
Koriyama
Krossa Regal
June
Lemon Delight
Lemon Frost
Lemon Lime
Leola Fraim
Marachino Cherry
Pearl Lake
Potomac Pride
Rhapsody
Royal Charm
Shade Fanfare
So Sweet
Squash Casserole
Suzanne
Sweet home Chicago
Sweet Tater Pie
Topaz
Tot Tot
Twist of Lime
VeronicaLake
Wolverine
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9148900

Just got back from the post office - my package is headed north. Hope my recipient will be happy!

Brenda
Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9149039

my box is also on its way to ...????...hope YOU like them !!!!!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2012
11:12 AM

Post #9149113

Just wanted to pop in and say my mailman just handed me a package, that of course I had to open IMMEDIATELY! YEA! I am in "Hosta Heaven!" I received a fabulous box of all kinds of hosta from joycet. They all seem to be in perfect condition, but am going to give them a quick drink before I put them in their new homes. We have been having light rains during the nights and the ground is perfect for working with. I don't say ~whispering~ TY, for plants, (old fashioned myth I got from my mother), so I want to say AWESOME! I am very grateful for all the wondrful plants you sent, Joyce!!!! I will post pics later on.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9149240

I want rain...;( Putting down the 5th soaker hose...but still not the same as rain.

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 2, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9149285

Mittsy, I love the blue eyed grass too! I grow a few different Blue eyed grasses. I have a dark blue, white and a yellow. The one you sent is a lighter blue and will go very nicely in my collection. Thank you again. :-)


Joy

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9149406

So glad you're happy Crit...I don't say that t word either, although I have been known to thank someone for their generosity or their thoughtfulness!!!! ;o)
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9150230

I am getting ready to go plant, so will get a pic before I do. I am also thrilled with the Sensative Fern. I have a spot where I just planted 2 fern, and decided I needed to get a third, NOW I HAVE ONE! :-) Anything I should know about it? How did it get it's name?
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2012
8:52 PM

Post #9151061

My Mystery Buddy's box of Hostas will be in the wind tomorrow. They aren't headed East. How's that for a clue?!




ruby42
Cape May Court House, NJ
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9152021

Just got Box in the Mail and my hint is it's going WEST, but since I am right on the ocean that is really not saying much!! LOL

sue
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2012
2:10 PM

Post #9152063

The mail delivery was great today! I got my box from Deb (Willit grow?). What a master at packing. I never expected to get 5 hosta plants in a small Priority box. Thank you so much. The slugs and snails have really been out in force here. Her plants are all so neat and tidy, no lacework. It has rained all day today, with more on the way for the rest of the week. So I have potted them up and they will get established before I plant them out into the Hosta garden beds. She sent Ginko Craig, Shiny Penny - her favorite, Cracker Crumbs, London Fog, and Stiletto.

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Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 4, 2012
2:42 PM

Post #9152097

Nice box of Hostas you got there Mittsy. They really look good. Good job Deb!

I spent the afternoon packing my partner's box, just have to print the postage, then I'll request carrier pickup for tomorrow. My hint is... Sense my state is as far west as you can go, it's going east. LOL

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
3:35 PM

Post #9152190

Only thing the sensitive fern asks for is shade. Have no idea where it got the name! Glad you liked it!

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 4, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9152218

I used to have one. I believe it's called sensitive fern because it will fold it's leaves up when you brush against it.

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 4, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9152227

I just looked it up and I was wrong. Sensitive fern gets its name from the tendency of the fronds to wither at the first slight frost.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9152235

Sounds right to me!
Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
7:29 PM

Post #9152611

Glad your box arrived in good time and condition Mittsy. Trust me the slugs have visited my garden also but, oddly enough...they seem to like some of the bigger hostas more. I would think the dwarfs ad minis would be easy access. I do appologize thou, I realized after I had already mailed them, that you already have Ginko Craig. Hope the others are new additions for you.
Happy Hosta Day !
Deb

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

June 4, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #9152616

Beautiful box of hostas, everything has been so nice.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2012
2:13 AM

Post #9152826

I don't mind duplicates. Can always gift them to one of my sisters. Talk about regifting, here's a funny story. My sister Mari emailed me a picture of a beautiful unusual black iris and wanted to know if I new what it was. I did, it was black Gamecock, LA iris. She didn't know where it came from, I told her I had it but that I didn't think I had given it to her as it was a slow grower for me and didn't bloom every year. As a rule I only give her "easy " growers as she doesn't have two green thumbs! She says, oh I don't have it, Stacey does! Stacey is her older daughter and she lives in MA. I have since found out that Stacey got it from Trista, Mari's younger daughter who lives locally and I did, in fact, share it with Trista as she has two green thumbs! When Stacey sold their house in MI, a lot of her plants crossed Canada to come and stay at her sister's until they bought another house in MA. She was replanting her new home and Trista was sharing a lot of her own plants with her sister.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2012
5:59 AM

Post #9152953

Great story. What comes around goes around...rofl.
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9154586

I blindly sent my package down the Appalachian Trail.

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2012
10:22 AM

Post #9154633

Lol UMD_Terp
50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 6, 2012
12:02 PM

Post #9154728

Digging completed yesterday. Air conditioning service person just left.
Here comes packing and the post office!

Update to follow.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #9154751

Mine will go out first thing on Monday...can't rush these things...rofl.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9154797

Mine will also be mailed on Monday. This is a busy week at work so can't make it to the post office yet! I'd planned to dig and mail last weekend but was out of town for a funeral.

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9154836

Package went to the post office at 2pm today. Hope it's travels are smooth and fast...
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9154910

I'm getting worried. My delivery confirmation shows it was delivered yesterday but my secret trader hasn't posted.

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9154933

OMG! I got home from picking up DGD from summer school and there it was, on the porch. A box! From Fruitofthevine! Filled with 9 beautiful Hostas: August moon, Elvis lives, Fried green tomatoes, Geisha, Paul's gold, Silk kimono, Victory and 2 NOIDs. Fantastic haul, I am doing the happy hosta dance. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. (No worries about the nibbles. We have deer and rabbits that consider my garden their salad bar.)

First pic is all 9.
Second pic is Silk kimono, Victory & Geisha
Third pic is Paul's gold, Elvis lives, August moon and Fried green tomatoes
Forth pic is the NOIDs but as you can see they are beautiful, too.

I'm off to put these in pots until I get the new bed ready. ( I might need 2 new beds with all of these!)

Becky

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Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2012
3:25 PM

Post #9154940

Wow Becky, Fantastic haul is right! Good job Fruitofthevine. These secret trades are so much fun. I think I'm enjoying seeing what everyone's getting as much as I enjoyed seeing what I got. LOL


Joy

Mud_Elf

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

June 6, 2012
3:28 PM

Post #9154943

My hostas will be in the wind on Monday also.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9154970

Becky, I'm so glad you're pleased and that you understand about the deer nibbles. It was also great having the opportunity to send to you since I've never had the privilege before. Enjoy & happy Hosta gardening!

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9154990

kd303 wrote:Thanks for the d-mail Lelan, I missed the post. Count me in! I have just moved and since my beautiful hosta garden was a selling point for our home, I wasn't able to take any with me...so yes I am starting over. I will be purchasing hostas to send, but I'm willing cause I think the swap is so fun!!!

kd303

Guess I should change my name to kd405-I now live in Norman, OK!

Kim


OMG, I think Kim was my secret hosta Santa because I just got more hostas from Hallsons!! At first, I thought I should email Chris about the mixup because I already got my spring order, LOL. But they're from Norman, OK, so I'm thinking I just got really lucky. Kim chose 'Autumn Frost', 'First Mate', and 'Key Lime Pie'. Chris also added 'Luna Moth' as a bonus, so now I'm not bummed about leaving it off my previous order! Seriously, I'm in hosta heaven.

Thank you, Kim, I love them all so much! Will try and try pics later, running late for an appt.
Shawna

kd303
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2012
7:49 PM

Post #9155236

Sooo glad you are pleased Shawna! Since I had to purchase, I wasn't able to send as many as I would have liked, so I tried to make sure the ones I chose were ones you were wishing for!

I love these swaps-they are always so much fun!

Kim
kd303

PS- Guess I will be keeping the "303"-seems I will be moving back to Colorado soon. SO glad hostas will thrive in pots-don't think I could bear walking away from another garden.

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2012
9:17 PM

Post #9155296

Oh wow! I don't think I could leave it all. I'd at least have to take a piece of everything with me. LOL

I just had to look them up. :-) Kim sure ordered some nice ones for you Shawna.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2012
2:21 AM

Post #9155383

Let me see if I can help out here. No picture of Autumn Frost in Plant Files so I tried Hallsons, check this only if you have will power!
Just beautiful!!!
http://www.perennialnursery.com/hostas-a/

First Mate http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/109262/

Key Lime Pie http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/4957/

Luna Moth http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/312118/



Wow, what a lovely selection. Wonderful choices!

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UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9155490

My box arrived yesterday!!!!

Quite a variety, in her words, a blue, a yellow, an upright, a streaked, and a variegated hosta. An extra lungwort that needs some TLC from being crowded out.

The hostas are Savannah Supreme, Topaz, Tom Schmid, Lake Cranberry Relish, Golden Oriole, and Annie. Gorgeous.

Thank you so much Rose!!!

Paul

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joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9155737

Beautiful hostas! Now I will definitely have to have Luna Moth, what a showoff!

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2012
11:01 AM

Post #9155822

Ditto on Luna Moth.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9155870

I love your description, Rose. Very nice selection for you Paul. I cleaned 200 daffodil and narcissus bulbs this morning, only 300 or so to go. I must learn to say NO when a friend or family member threatens to compost perfectly good stuff.
Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9155987

I also have now added Luna Moth to my want list ! That is really nice. As soon as I get off this site I am gonna email my local hosta lady and ask her if she has it.

I wish I had more space to have hostas . This is such a great thing to do. Every one is so generous and everyone has received such nice plants.

LOL, Mittsy, I kinda feel like such a cheapskate by sending you just mini ones.

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9155999

It's going on my list too. And so is Autumn Frost. They're both gorgeous!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2012
2:54 PM

Post #9156119

Joy, Joy, Joy...just the person I'm looking for. OMG at all the beautiful Hostas you shared with me, and you managed to sneak in three additional plants!

Hostas

Stained Glass
Wheaton Blue
Hush Puppy
Gold Tiara
Enterprise
Lakeside Hoola Hoop
Hacksaw (very different with its serrated leaves)

Several of these are getting ready to bloom.


Extras

Agapanthus africanus 'Peter Pan' (a dwarf Lily of the Nile. I've wanted any Lily of the Nile for so long!)
Polemonium yezoense / Jacob's Ladder 'Purple Rain' (new plant for me to try, and no I didn't know the Latin name til I Googled it...lol)
Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'


What a fabulous job, Joy, and am once again overwhelmed by your generosity :)

Happy Hosta Day, everyone!


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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9156133

You're welcome, Paul! Glad to see that they made it without any damage. Hope you enjoy them. Your wants list left me a lot of choices, and I was moving several out of a bed that was getting too many roots in it! Too bad you didn't want any giants, because I moved a 'Gentle Giant' also.

If you all are loving 'Luna Moth', you should look at 'Goodness Gracious'. I have both, and I'm liking 'Goodness Gracious' a lot! I just got 'Autumn Frost' from Naylor Creek this year, and it is a pretty one! I still haven't figured out where I'm planting that one!

Rose

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9156301

Deb, don't feel that way. I love the little ones. I think you were very generous. I'm very happy with your selections.
Mittsy

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9156309

I'm so happy you like what I sent FruitOfTheVine. You made it so easy to chose for you. I had fun.

Joy
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9156413

Rose Lol. Yeah I don't know why I said that. Oh well. Lesson learned. ;)

It was my first swap and I think my attitude for the next one will be send me whatever. As someone said in a post earlier if it's a duplicate I'll just give it away to a friend or save it for the next swap.

I'll have to post the uber mature NOIDs I have. They were saved from another property.
50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 7, 2012
8:15 PM

Post #9156474

I got my box!

Three cuties: Lakeside Zinger, June and Twilight!

Perfect for the new container and cup n saucer container I'm doing this summer!

Thanks Swap Buddy! :-)

and Thank YOU, Lelan for doing yet another successful Hosta Swap!

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hostaluver84
Tomah, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 7, 2012
9:05 PM

Post #9156527

I just want to Thank Plantnuz aka Brenda for the box overflowing with hostas among other things. I will post a picture tomorrow and a list. I am just too wiped out to stay up any longer. Thanks Brenda for the awesome box.

Bobbi
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9157380

My box went out today Should arrive Monday to my swap buddy.

Beaux (Betsy)
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2012
3:15 PM

Post #9157394

My pkg arrived today from UMD_Terp. He sent Hush Puppie which is new to me, a really cute NOID, a Christmas fern and hamamelis virginia - don't think I spelled that right but the common name is witch hazel - way cool. I'll post a pic later.

Love it!

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

June 8, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9157483

A Lot of Hosta Boxes are in Transit.
Nice Plants are Being Sent...and Received!

REMEMBER...This Monday June 11th is the Deadline for Mailing Your Boxes.

Some Boxes Will be Arriving Today(Fri) and Tomorrow(Sat).
So be Watching Your Mailboxes.


Have a Great Weekend!


Lelan.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9157935

Oh Helen! I received my wonderful box of hostas from you yesterday right before I was leaving for the afternoon. I quickly unpacked and gave them a nice cool bath. They are all beautiful. Helen sent me Abiqua Drinking Gourd, Komodo Dragon, Halcyon, Invincible and a NOID, which looks like Fried Green Tomatoes to me.

Helen you were very generous and I'm anxious to find wonderful homes in the shade garden for these beauties. Thanks for your thoughtfulness!

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joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9157939

Well phooey, I posted three pix, and only the last one showed up. Must have done something wrong.

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joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
6:47 AM

Post #9157940

Here's the other one.

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HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

June 9, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9158010

I'm glad that they arrived safely and that you like them. Joyce you have such a beautiful garden!! All of my other hostas are wishing that they went to Ohio too. LOL It was a good week to ship as the temperatures were in the seventies. Enjoy!

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

June 9, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9158092

Great plants you all are receiving, love your garden joycet.

Need some others to post pics of their gardens, I bet there are some real beauties out there and I would love to see them...
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #9158213

Brenda,

I went back to the nursery to look at the tags for the NOID, it is either Sea Thunder, Eternal Flame or June. I can't remember what it looks like!!! I liked it as well.

I'm happy to hear everything arrived in good condition and you're happy. Especially with the witch hazel. I know shrubs are tough because of their size. I hope you can find a good home for it!

Paul
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9158481

I received my plants today from Becky (beclu727)! I like the pics with descriptions for each one that I received. Now I won't have to look them up to see how big they are going to get!

I received four hostas... 'Bobbie Sue', 'Ginko Craig', 'Golden Scepter' and 'Silver Crown'. I also received some sun-loving plants (I assume they're sun-loving!). Yarrow, Spider Wort and Coneflower.

Everything arrived in very good condition and is potted up! I will post pics tomorrow of all my lovely plants!

Thanks so much!
Rose
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9158493

Not the best backdrop, but here is my haul. Of the choices you gave for the NOID, I think maybe Eternal Flame. Hush Puppie is getting ready to bloom.

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Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9158691

Great trip to the post office this morning !!! I received my box today from 50glee !!!!
I only had time to rush home to get them in water for a drink and then had to leave for a family picnic. Have been anxious to get back home so I could tell you all !...
I received four beautys... Tequila Sunrise, Diamond Tiara, Quilting Bee (which I have seen and thought I wanted to get !) and Toy Soldier (which I think is my favorite) Sorry not able to post pictures anymore for now.
Thank you 50glee ! They are wonderful !

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
6:31 AM

Post #9158976

Rose,

Glad they arrived in good shape. Sorry about all the shreds, but we don't take the newspaper anymore. Yes the non hosta are all full sun plants, hope you can find a spot for them. They all do spread a little, but not a lot here.

Becky

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
11:38 AM

Post #9160845

My box is finally going out today! It's heading west and not exactly a surprise for my buddy, but I hope they're excited anyway =)

Mud_Elf

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

June 11, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9160875

Ohhh I just got my box!!!

Thank you, THANKS YOU < THANKS YOU,,, Betsy / Beaux!!

I recieved::

1.Lakeside Ripples... a Giant Hosta
2.Jouneys End'... a Giant Hosta
3.Yin... a Small to Medium Hosta
4 Frosted Dimples... a Medium Hosta
5. Hacksaw... a Small Hosta

I just love them all. They arrived in perfect shape and even have flowers budding on them, I could not believe how big the box was,, over 4 ft tall!!!!
And the two giants were just huge with lovely leaves. I really cannot say which one is my favorite. They are all perfect and a wonderfull addition to my hosta garden.

I will get pictures and post them when I go to the Library tomorrow.

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

June 11, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9160884

Congrats Kris those sound wonderful and with your new place they will make a great addition...wowzer.

Mud_Elf

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

June 11, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9160916

Happ I am doing the happy dance!!. They all look soo great!!!!! And I now have my first really big hostas!!! They are going to look stunning in the place I have picked out for them. I will try to get pictures of thier new home this week and then try to upload them.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 11, 2012
12:53 PM

Post #9160937

Those are both really big hostas from what I read, you will love them, but don't let your Elfies get lost in them...rofl.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 11, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9161131

Guess what I had waiting for me when I got home...my box from my buddy, Bobbi (hostaluver84).
I got a great box full of hostas and so different, nothing the same or even close.
Oh yeah all with metal tags...wowzer.
Sorry took so long, got home from work and had to look them up on the net and stick them in some water for a long drink.
I got
praying hands - I have eyed this one for sometime especially since I saw it growing in a pot, way cool
white feather - OMG this is a pure white hosta until it gets some age and then will have some green streaks...omg
polar moon - is beautiful with the two tone green, very pretty hosta
clause - Bobbi should this be Clausa? Didn't post this one, wasn't sure on the name.

I posted a couple of pictures off the net, I used the camera this weekend and it is dead but will post pics of everything as soon as it recharges but wanted to tell my buddy how excited I am and what a great box, filled with some wonderful hostas, can't wait until they grow up! great great box!! I am a happy camper.

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

June 11, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9161170

Great Everything is Moving Right Along.

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE...
THE LAST DAY THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SEND YOUR BOX!

If There is a Problem or You are Having Problems Mailing...
...Let Me Know Please.


Lelan.

I Will Update the Participant List Tomorrow.
I Have Meetings All Evening.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2012
2:58 AM

Post #9161694

Guess I'll have to add 'White Feather' to my want list, very unusual. Love 'Praying Hands' in the pot. Thanks for the pictures. Very nice box.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9161849

I have the perfect pot for praying hands almost identical to that pot in the picture, so I am really excited and white feather is way cool, I am going to put it by a huge granite rock I have and it should really pop with lack of color...rofl. Just a great package and I am really happy with all of it.
hostaluver84
Tomah, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 12, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9162049

Happygarden ~ I am glad they arrived safely. White Feather I have had about two years now. It increased enough that I could finally share some. It winters well in Wisconsin so you shouldn't have a problem with it in your area. Clause or Clausa, is different. The flowers never completly open for me. They are a dark redish purple and very neat. I love looking at it when it blooms. I hope they all do very well for you.

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

June 12, 2012
9:05 AM

Post #9162081

Bobbi, the hostas you sent are really a great size and I am thrilled. It was so nice of you to share White Feather with me since it is such a new hosta for you and so unique...I have been using black mulch in the hosta garden so white feather should shine in the dark, like a solar light...rofl. I will pot them first so I can keep an eye on them for awhile especially since this summer has been so dry, I sure don't want to lose any them.

I was reading about Clausa and I was hoping that was what it is...
Clausa is at the Missouri Botanical Gardens and this is what they said, which I thought was really interesting:
This medium hosta is native to Korea. Foliage typically grows in a rounded clump to 12" tall and 12" wide. It is a sterile triploid that is noted for producing purple flower buds that do not open. Clausa means "closed bud" and the Japanese name of this hosta, Tusbomi Giboshu, means "closed flower". Unopened buds eventually drop to the ground in fall without producing fruit.

This is clausa when it grows up. I will hopefully post pics tonight when the battery is charged...

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

June 12, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9162123

My box will be going out tomorrow. Sorry I am late, I have them ready, just have had some chaos here the last couple of weeks.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #9162155

Sorry to hear a bout your chaos, Crit. I also had things crop up and just barely got my box out yesterday! I had plenty of time two weeks ago to buy my swap buddy a new division, and then everything went to heck the next day.
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9162166

Wow.

White Feather is a beaut!!

@HappGarden: Black mulch? Come on now, go all naturallle. Sorry, black mulch has become a favorite in the last few years. I'm more partial to brown if any dye at all. Anybody use the primo Licorice root? The creme de la creme of mulch.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9162224

I only use black mulch in the shade garden because I do like the way it looks, afraid to use it where the sunshines or where my dogs run because of the heat and it would look horrible, but in the hosta garden I love it, otherwise the mulch is natural, no dyes, no rubber mulch... ;)

What is primo Licorice root, I couldn't find anything on the web about it?

Crit we have missed you on the other forums...hope everything is ok.
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2012
11:11 AM

Post #9162249

@happgarden

http://naturework.com/organics_mulch.html


...Too expensive for me.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #9162255

Here are the hosta's that joycet sent to me. They are all just great and a perfect spot for the Sensative Fern!

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

June 12, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #9162431

Nice hostas Crit, a really good selection, that should really help to fill up your hosta bed...

UMD - everything has to be on sale for me...rofl...how come if it is a by-product (kind of like cotton buhr composite) it can be so darn expensive...
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9162444

BTW.

Saw H. Luna Moth on Ebay.

$5 + shipping, it would be $6 to send to Maryland.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Luna-Moth-Hosta-Potted-Heart-Shaped-Leaves-/110880238522?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d0fa2bba#ht_1894wt_1185
Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9162774

UMD, I see that you are in MD but don't know where Laurel is...anyway, if you or anyone for that matter is interested... there is a hosta hideaway in York Springs PA..not too far off of route 15 (between Gettysburg and Dillsburg) if you are willing to do a road trip. She has Luna Moth. I plan on going to get one. Don't know how much it is thou. Her website doen't have prices or even what she has but here is the address if you want it. thehostahideaway.com They have been in business for about 5 years now.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9163880

That looks like a great price to me...such a beautiful hosta.

Here is a pic of part of my hosta garden with black mulch, which is the only place I use it but I like it there.

What kind of trees do your hostas grow under? or how do you get shade? Mine are under a birch and the tree roots are horrible.

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

June 13, 2012
5:28 PM

Post #9164088

Oh My Goodness...Shawna...!
I Had a Big Surprise When I Came Home.
I Received My Hosta Box From Shawna(Eleven).

(Can You Tell How Excited I am...Got Home at 4:30pm and I am Posting at 5:15pm.
and Yes...I Did Take Time to Put Them in Water...
Thought I Would Drive Through the House When I Saw 'The Box' Leaning Against the Front Door...)

Shawna was so Kind to Me.
I Got 6 Wonderful Hostas from Her!
Shawna Sent Me These Beauties to Add to My Collection.


June.
Gold Standard.
Hyacinthina.
Lakeside Hoola Hoop.
Sum and Substance.

and...
Undulata Univitatta.

Everything Arrived in Perfect Condition!
Oh I Just Love Em...I Just Love Em!
"Thank You So Much Shawna"...
You are the Best!


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

June 14, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9164650

Such a nice box. Gotta love the name hoola hoop, I think sometimes I buy plants cause I love the names as much as the plant...rofl.
So many really great boxes in this swap.

Oh I think my buddies box should arrive today...hope they like it.

Mud_Elf

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

June 14, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9164816

I am so sorry that mine will be late, we over spent on building supplies and are broke til payday,,sigh. My box will go out next week and will overloaded to make up for the delay. So sorry..
ruby42
Cape May Court House, NJ
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2012
2:56 PM

Post #9166647

I Got home late yesterday and did not have a chance to post BUT I got a GREAT box of Hosta from "happygarden"!! I recieved:

Blue Sophistication
Chinese Sunrise
Fountain of Youth
Happy Hearts
Lady in Waiting

They are BIG and I mean BIG plants and all VERY nice!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH Joyce I love them all, and as soon as I get my camera to work I will post some pictures!!!!

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

June 16, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #9167262

I am so glad they arrived, would love to see pics because I have never ordered from them but on DG they had good ratings. I plan on ordering again if everything turned out ok, guess I used you as the guinea pig, now that I think of it that wasn't very nice...

Hope they are ones you didn't have and can add to your collection. Enjoy.
ruby42
Cape May Court House, NJ
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2012
6:46 PM

Post #9168062

I finally got pictures:

First one is how they arrived, second is to show you how BIG the plants are and the last 3 are to show you the roots and how nice they all are!

Thank's again Joyce for all the new plant's!!

sue

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Redrock069
Oskaloosa, KS
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2012
11:37 AM

Post #9168822

I did get my hosta on June 7. I forgot to post that I gotten them as I was racing to plant them, water them and head to the lake camping. Did get pre-made plant markers with them.


Thanks ruby42

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

June 17, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9168916

Ruby thank you for posting the pics. You just never know when you order but that is what the comments said on dg watcher. So glad they turned out good for you. I was worried.

Hummm I may need to go shopping this week for me and replace a couple and of course add a couple more...rofl
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2012
7:28 PM

Post #9169417

ruby42, those are amazing, big healthy plants. Wow!

I think everyone has received great Hostas, and the fun isn't over yet :)

Meant to comment earlier, happ, that your White Feather is a beauty and is so different. Lovely garden shot too of your Hostas with the black mulch. It really does make them pop. Here I just use the regular brown mulch, and that mountain of wood chips the tree people gave us two years ago has been put to good use and is now reduced to barely a mole hill.

50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 18, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9170008

Willit_Grow - glad you liked my choices. I've gone "mini" too!
Lelan matches us up soo well!

My internet has been sabotaged (got WiFi but need to figure HOW to secure it.)

This is the first I've been able to get online!

But am pleased this thread is still open for me to post my two cents! :-)

Thanks Lelan and fellow Hosta Swappers!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #9170129

hostaluver84, I keep meaning to ask where you found those plant tags those are so nice. I took a pic of them, but it was dark enough outside that my camera flashed and you couldn't see them. Really really like those.

I make an aluminum tag and engrave it (I am not an engraver so I am probably the only one who can read them) but your tags look really sturdy and easier to write on them. I have this really big 140 lb black lab who runs thru the gardens in the winter so they have to be able to with stand him.

NOTE: Honest I am not a bad pet owner, we tried putting him on a diet but since he runs free on our land, I caught him with a goose foot hanging out of his mouth...so I gave up on the diet... He was a stray and I think he went without food too long so he is making sure that never happens again, but I wish I could figure out a way.

Mud_Elf

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

June 18, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9170187

I tried to post the pictures I took with my phone and it did not load. So I will try again,, sorry...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2012
2:12 AM

Post #9171131

While I was dividing my hostas for my buddy, I accidentally chopped a few off. I plunked them in a bucket of water and now they have roots, any interest? I don't need to keep the extras. II'll get the names and take a picture when it is light out.
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9171345

I would be interested.
HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

June 19, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9171433

I'll have to remember next year that you can root them in water. I accidentally chopped off a few too. Very clever idea and this way you may make plants for next year's trade. I believe that hosta lovers are very smart!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9171484

I think they are very addicted...rofl...
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2012
8:44 AM

Post #9171490

There are more than 12 steps around my garden...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #9171645

I have a 3 rooted stems of Fire & Ice and 2 rooted stems of Wide Brim, can also add some Thomas Hogg if interested. My niece took the Pearl Lake. Left the camera across the street in the garage and just can't handle the heat to go get it. This is for postage.

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

June 19, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9171677

UMD...rofl...

Wow I lucked out on that Mittsy, already have those... ;)
ruby42
Cape May Court House, NJ
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9171805

I wanted to post a picture of 2 of the Hosta I sent to redrock69(kirk)! Maple Leaf on the right and Bingo on the left, I also sent him WHITE BIKINI, Pandora's BOX, Kiwi Full Monty , and Coral Bells(palace purple)!

sue

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

June 19, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #9171844

Those are beautiful. I have never seen either one of those. Love the size of the leaves...wow.
I bought empress wu hosta this year, but so far it must be growing underneath cause nothing is happening above ground...rofl.
Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9172044

50glee, thanks for posting...I was wondering ...but I just figured you were on vacation. Sorry to hear about the computer problems...I've had a few of those myself and since I have a different computer..I've never been able to post pictures again. I just don't have the time, money , or patience to get it figured out .
Oh well, thanks again for the wonderful hostas ! Love them !

Can anyone give me names of your favorite yellow/gold MINI or DWARF size hostas ? Or different from the normal coloring. I did just see one at a local hosta place that was a mini and was similar to Spilt Milk but I'll be darned if I can remember the name of it right now. Needless to say ...I'm going back for it.

Just want to say THANK YOU TO LELAN again. I know I am happy and I believe it looks like everyone else has been also .
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2012
2:42 AM

Post #9172414

The only one that jumped to mind was 'Yellow Boa'.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
5:18 AM

Post #9172497

And I forgot to post pics of the hostas kd sent me from Hallsons:
1. 'Autumn Frost'
2. 'Key Lime Pie' with 'First Mate' and 'Luna Moth' temporarily planted here until their homes are ready
3. A closer pic of 'First Mate' and 'Luna Moth'

Thanks again for such pretty hostas!!!

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HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

June 21, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9174203

I got a wonderful surprise in the mail yesterday afternoon! ZZTopsoil sent me TWELVE hostas. I can't believe that these hostas came all the way from the west coast and look so good. I have them in water right now. They all came with labelled stakes and detailed instructions! Lelan increased my hosta count by 50%!!

He sent me Alligator Shoes, Birchwood Parky's Gold, Deane's Dream, Fragrant Bouquet, fortunei Albomarginata, Guacamole, Honeybells, Regal Splendor, So Sweet, Squash Casserole, Striptease, Undulata Albomarginata.

We're having a heatwave right now and I'm supposed to go away this weekend. Do you think that it would be ok to keep them in water until Monday?

Thanks so much Lelan for all of the lovely hostas and for the work you do to keep us hostaholics happy!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9174384

Helen l have 2 in a kids swimming pool for about a week, I have been moving things out of a garden and redoing it. Can,t remember the names like Blue Angel and another and they are doing fine. They will be planted today...

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9174639

Helen! What a great haul you made! Beautiful hostas, too. (I'm sure in fact they are beautiful coming from Lelan!)
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9174814

A nice surprise was in my mailbox when I got home. Got my hosta box today from Crit.

Got them out of the box and am going to get them into some water for a nice cool drink and then potted up for eventual planting. I love them all, Crit!!! Thank you so much for:
Night before Christmas (I had a try and failure at this one last year - am happy to be able to try again)
First Frost - such a pretty blue. I am sure it will look fabulous!
Blue Hawaii - a big beautiful blue
Sum and Substance - got the perfect spot for this one
and a bonus! Amethyst Basil. Never heard of it before - but I LOVE basil!

Thanks again. Picture taken right out of the box.

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

June 21, 2012
4:22 PM

Post #9174867

Well We Are Not Through Yet...
Keep the Hosta Happy Dance Music Going...
Still One More Box to Go.


Helen-
Glad Your Hosta Box Arrived Finally...I Have Been Worried on Needles and Pins Here.
(One Whole Week for Delivery...Mailing Priority Mail Seems a Bit Long)

Your Hostas Will be Just Fine in Water for Awhile.
With the Heat You are Seeing There...Place Them in the Most Shaded Area Around Your House in a Big Bucket or Pan of Water at Least 3" Over Their Root Systems Out of Any Breeze or Wind.
You Should be Fine.
But be Sure to Take the Plastic Bags Off the Root Balls.

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

June 23, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9177370

Somehow I lost the thread!! This has happened on several of the ones I watch, don't know why. Was lucky to be able to go back to the invitation dmail ZZ sent me to find you again!!!!

Betsy, so glad you like the hosta's I sent you. So many of my hosta's are only about a year old and hard to get starts from.

I love the Amethist Basil. The purple leaves are so cool and it puts up the prettiest purple/white flowers. (the leaves get a greenish/purple if it is out in full sun, but in part sun or bright shade the leaves are all a deep purple. I have several plants and most of them are in full sun.) Keep it pinched back on the top sets of leaves for a while so it will make a nice bushy plant for you.

Enjoy!

Mud_Elf

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

June 26, 2012
10:23 AM

Post #9181936

Dear swap buddy,,, your box is at the post office,,, so please look for it by the weekend!!!

Sorry I am so late!!!
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9188512

I just tried posting my pics that I forgot to post earlier and the post is now somewhere out there in cyberspace! So, I'll try again!

Thanks to Becky (beclu727) for all the goodies that I received in this swap!

I received Bobbie Sue, Silver Crown, Ginko Craig and Golden Scepter. I also received some plants for the sunnier spots in my gardens...Yarrow, Spider Wort and Coneflower. As you can see Bobbie Sue and Golden Scepter are still pouting! It's been so dry and hot here that I have to water everyday to keep them happy. They will all stay in their pots in the ground until next spring, when I hope we'll have more moisture!

Thanks again Becky!
Rose

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beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #9188622

You're welcome Rose. They should be happy to be farther north. My Bobbie Sue and most of my other hostas are pouting here, too. It was 108 degrees in the shade of the back deck yesterday at 4pm. Supposed to be a little cooler today, only 106! I've been watering my hosta bed morning and evening here just so they don't wilt completely. Just hoping it doesn't encourage too shallow roots. We'll see.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2012
12:19 PM

Post #9188831

Becky I don't think it is cool anywhere. Missouri all week long over 100 and that is June, we sometimes have a day or two that hot later part of july or August but this is unheard of around here. Hostas pouting here but I have drip hoses running everywhere.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9189021

Supposed to be in the 90's with high humidity all week here. I went out at 6 am this morning to look at the beds and was shocked at how the weeds are thriving! I'm just trying to keep my hostas watered this year. I haven't been taking many pictures because of the burnt leaves or bleached out colors. If this dry weather keeps up I'm sure I'll be getting rid of a lot next year. Maybe my "secret swap" friend will have a semi pull up with my package!

Gotta be better next year, right?

Rose
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2012
9:34 AM

Post #9189920

Well at least you have had power. We've been without electricity since Friday. They say it'll be a week before it returns for some. Thanks to the power companies that have come from as far away as Georgia, Mississippi, Connecticut, Canada...

Crazy.
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9189926

P.S. I have some epi cuttings that I need to unload anybody want to trade hostas for them? I have to check on them, they are in the basement but they should be fine, nice and callused over. If i recall correctly they are largely unidentified, a ric-rac for sure and maybe half a dozen epis. I just don't have the room or for more indoor plants. DM me if you're interested.

THANKS.
P

Mud_Elf

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

July 5, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9194116

I just checked with the post office and my lost box of hostas is supposed to land in thier new home today... If they did not survive the trip please let me know and I will resend,, just may haqve to change them around some...So Sorry swap buddy...

Mud_Elf

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

July 8, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9197483

The post office shows my box was delivered 3 days ago. Hope every thing was ok??????
kd303
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2012
11:32 AM

Post #9199190

Box has arrived-actually arrived on Friday. Hostas were a little thirsty but I have given them a long drink of water and I think they will all be ok. Those hostas are a hardy bunch-one of the many reasons I love them!

Thanks for the great selection!

Kim
kd303

Mud_Elf

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

July 10, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9200119

You are very welcome.. please let me know if I will need to replace any. I will be glad to do so.
Again so sorry they were so late.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9205239

Well With that Post We Are Finished!
Looks Like Another Successful Hosta Swap...
Thanks to All of You.
I Hope Everyone has a Wonderful Summer and...
Are Enjoying Their New Hosta Editions.

Don't Forget...
I Will be Posting the 'End-of-Summer' (E-O-S) Secret Hosta Swap at the Beginning of August.
All Hosta Boxes for the EOS Swap Will be Mailed by Labor Day...So They Can Adapt and Grow in Their New Homes Before Frost Comes.

Thank You Everyone for Taking Part in the Spring Secret Hosta Swap.
Hope I See Some of You in August for...the EOS Hosta Swap.

Until Then...Keep Those Hosta Happy...
Try to Water Often...When You Can.


Lelan.

Mud_Elf

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

July 16, 2012
4:59 AM

Post #9206801

Thanks for being such a great host for this swap!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9207109

I'd like to add my thanks, too. As always the pairings worked well and everyone got spectacular new Hostas. I'm sure we all learned there are still more out there that we can add to our want lists. I potted up all of mine and have been babying them through our unusually hot weather. They are looking fine and I am happy every time I look at them. I am enjoying the hummers visiting the dark purple flower spikes of the old Ventricosa plants that border the shady portion of my garden. The raccoons will take down the feeders every time I forget to bring the feeders in for the night but they leave the Hostas alone. Here's a couple of pictures showing some of the hostas. It's about 10 degrees cooler in the shade than the sun, so I weed as long as I can, then come inside to the a/c, predicting 97 today and 99 later in the week.

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UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2012
9:05 AM

Post #9207125

Thanks Lelan!!

Looking forward to the EOS swap.

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

July 17, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9209484

wow mittsy. Those are some BIG hosta in the first pic! Can't wait until mine get that big. Mine just got planted last year and this year so they have some growing to do!

Thanks lelan for hosting this swap, and for sending out dmails! If not for your dmail, I wouldn't if made it in.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 18, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9210075

Pretty pics Mittsy, it looks nice and cool. We are to hit 105 several times in the next two weeks. ;(
My birch tree is dropping leaves from stress which is letting more sun in on the hostas which is burning some of the leaves. ;(
I am so glad I put my new hostas from the swap in pots until they get bigger. First I put part of them in the ground and I have since dug them up and potted them.

I have had a sum and substance for about 15 years now and this is the first time it has looked so sad. I am watering like crazy but we are on a well which worries me if we will have enough water for me and the plants and even watering just doesn't work as well as Mother Nature.
I know folks in Texas and Oklahoma have been battling this problem for a couple of years now, this is a first for me since I started gardening.

Mud_Elf

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

May 15, 2013
2:58 PM

Post #9521850

Is there going to be a hosta swap this year????? Mine from last year are doing great!!! Thanks again Betsy!!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2013
3:24 PM

Post #9539831

Working on it.
I Should Have it Posted by Tomorrow or Saturday.
I Have Just Been Very Busy.

Lelan.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2013
3:47 AM

Post #9540426

Thank you Lelan, you always do such a wonderful job.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2013
12:58 PM

Post #9541029

Good deal...this is one of my favorite swaps.
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 31, 2013
1:08 PM

Post #9541047

I agree!! I will be sure not miss it, it gives me an excuse to go shopping.
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2013
2:34 PM

Post #9559120

Hosta lovers,

Did you enjoy the swap in 2012?!?

Hurry up and sign up for 2013, don't be late!!
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1316308/

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