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jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


May 22, 2002
11:31 AM

Post #30154

This one really looks great this spring. It's bright color really lights up the area it is in and I love the shape and rippling of the leaves!

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Hostanquilts
Tremont, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2002
6:34 PM

Post #266271

Jody, that is a real looker!!I hadn't ever seen that one before.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 6, 2007
3:28 PM

Post #3582330

Love them yellows, great hosta. I also have never heard of it, but that's nothing and prolly a good thing,,,lol
Walnut23
Avon, NY
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2007
12:04 AM

Post #3584322

Ooh that is a pretty one. !!
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 7, 2007
12:56 AM

Post #3584511

Wow, this is an old thread.

I'd be happy to share with you this fall ladies. It doesn't get huge, stays s/m. Poor thing is being swallowed by Guacazilla this year, LOL. I don't think I've got any recent pics. This is a sentimental plant for me. It was given to me by a Hosta friend I met on the net several years ago. :) It should absolutely continue to be shared :)
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 7, 2007
3:04 AM

Post #3585099

jody,
I would love a piece but have no room. I'll keep it in mind for when I have the room. Hopefully there is something I have that you want to trade.
Ponditis
Payette, ID
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2007
5:26 AM

Post #3585539

That is a lovely yellow. I love the way it ripples too.

Lani
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 7, 2007
9:29 AM

Post #3585689

I have to have one and so I googled and most of the distributors are sold out. I found one and ebay has none. Bellie
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 7, 2007
11:08 AM

Post #3585782

Kelly, no trade necessary. This is a sharing plant, as it was shared with me :)

bellie, I'm sure Jims Hosta probably carries it. If you can wait until fall when I share with the ladies above and there is enough of it I'd be happy to share with you.
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 7, 2007
12:10 PM

Post #3585931

Jody; Thank ypou so much!!!! What can i give you in return, do you have a wish list? I will feel better if i give you something, .I like to reciprocate. Bellie
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 7, 2007
3:30 PM

Post #3586583

jody,
I can understand that. If and when you separate it I would love a piece. I'll just have to make room for it
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2007
10:55 PM

Post #3588201

Someone can put me on the sharing list, tooooo. (Whining)
Sorry, last day of school for my second graders. It's a habit;)))

Truly, though Jody...It's a beauty!

Bev
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 7, 2007
11:12 PM

Post #3588259

bellie, my wish list is probably too long to post on any thread, LOL! Seriously though, nothing is needed in return. Just pass along a hosta to someone else someday. They are the "friendship" plant :)

Kell, it's not a giant, not even large, you'll find a perfect spot. Could even grow it in a container ;)

Geez Bev, you need to stop all that whining... You sound like one of your second graders, ;) LOL. Why don't you make a road trip up to the eastern shore of VA this summer and come visit now that you are out of school...
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2007
12:10 AM

Post #3588434

Now THAT sounds like a plan! I just love a good road trip. We will have to discuss this further...
First priority...DD graduates HS this Sun. :) and :(... and has a busy summer of orientation, packing (hopefully after CLEANING), dorm rooms, and all dat stuff planned.

At least the oboe arrived today. Talk about your whining fits...Couldn't escape it at work or at home! Whole 'nother story!

Bev
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 8, 2007
12:20 AM

Post #3588467

Just let me know when you have a free day and hopefully I should be able to accomodate it. :) I have about a week and half I'll be gone in July but other than that just regular ole life stuff. Maybe we can get Laura and bellie to come too.

Congrats on DD! My neice is graduating Sun too. Wish I could be there to see it :(
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2007
12:40 AM

Post #3588546

I'll just do that! I'd already threatened Bellie with a visit;)

Thanks! I imagine I'll see DD graduate if I wear waterproof mascara!

Bev

bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 8, 2007
4:20 AM

Post #3589696

Please do come if you are in the area. Send me a dmail. How far is the drive?Bellie
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2007
1:43 PM

Post #3590521

Bellie,
The DH says that it's probably about 200 miles. Not too bad...not bad at all. We will have to give it a good try.
Thanks so much for the invitation!
Bev
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 8, 2007
5:22 PM

Post #3591413

200 miles!!! Not bad!!! Bellie
baja220
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 6b)

June 9, 2007
7:06 AM

Post #3593944

Wow Jody, that's a really bright plant!!! Do you have an updated pic??
I off to see if I can find one!! I need a few more brights in the garden.

Debbie
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 9, 2007
10:26 AM

Post #3594018

200 miles is nothing, pretty much what I drive between the MD and VA places. ;)

Thanks Deb! Sorry, I don't have an updated pic. I don't have access to the pics from 03-06 here and haven't been up to MD this week to get one. I'll get one on Tuesday though.
baja220
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 6b)

June 10, 2007
5:49 AM

Post #3597316

Jody, that'd be great!!!! Thanks

Debbie
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

June 13, 2007
1:59 AM

Post #3608377

Wow, maybe we need to meet at Bellie's place and then drive up to see Jody. Jody, where is the new house roughly located at? (city/town?)

dmail me if you would rather not post.

Laura
Ponditis
Payette, ID
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2007
2:24 AM

Post #3608493

Awwww I wanna come too. Sniff sniff.
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 13, 2007
10:48 AM

Post #3609363

Deb I got to MD last night... but I forgot my camera :( I'll go out and mesure though, so ya'll will at least know how big it gets.

Laura, right near Accomac, about an hour to the bay bridge. I would just love for ya'll to come visit. :)

Lani, hop a plane, come spend a week with me! :) You deserve a vacation and I would love to have you! :) I'm sure Laura and bellie would love for us t visit their gardens while you're here.
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

June 13, 2007
11:43 AM

Post #3609457

That is very doable. Virginia Beach as at the other end of the tunnel. If we can figure out a weekend day when it would be convenient for both of you, I don't mind doing the driving between places. I have a honda pickup that comfortably seats up to four with room in the back for any trading stuff (like we could get together and not find SOMETHING to trade, lol!). Those of us "southerners" could start down at Bellie's in the morning and maybe grab lunch on the way north and see Jody in the afternoon unless she wants to drive down in the morning and caravan back to her place. Are there any great hosta garden centers?

Jody, I've always wanted to see that part of Virginia, but haven't had an excuse yet to drive up that way.

Laura
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 13, 2007
12:27 PM

Post #3609577

Jody,

You've reduced all of us poor hostaholics to whining again;)

Bev
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 13, 2007
2:25 PM

Post #3609967

Aw, I wanna come too,,,whine, whine, whine
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 13, 2007
2:51 PM

Post #3610047

sniff,sniff...feeling left out up here

MollyD
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 13, 2007
8:52 PM

Post #3611364

Dmail me and we can make plans !! The yard really looks great. Arrive early and we can have lunch at the house. I am serious ladies. No thursday, it is my golf day with the ladies. Bellie
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2007
11:14 AM

Post #3613526

Ok,, how does the 23rd or 24th look?

Sorry folks up north! We do miss out on all those lovely midwest events though, don't we? Why don't you guys arrange a New England get together?

Laura
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 14, 2007
12:23 PM

Post #3613673

Sounds good to me. Who is coming? Bellie
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2007
6:38 PM

Post #3614808

Everyone is far away from me! Wisconsin is north but about a full 24 hrs drive from here!

MollyD
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 14, 2007
6:44 PM

Post #3614827

It sounds like there is going to be a mini DG RU for Hostas! Sounds like a good time. If I were closer I would definitely invite myself along.

Your Lovely Loretta is a real prize. I am so glad that this thread was bumped up. If I keep adding to my 'hosta want list' I will soon not have any yard left at all.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 14, 2007
6:51 PM

Post #3614857

Lawn is Way over rated (except to Bill,,,grrrrr)
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2007
7:17 PM

Post #3614940

Once again, Thanks! for the invite. Gotta get out everyone's calendar to see what's what. DD packing up for the first year of college...orientation...moving day...goodness what else day...:)
Bev
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 14, 2007
10:03 PM

Post #3615553

Laura thats fine by me, no great hosta nurseries very close though :( There is a decent nursery about 15 miles north of here, they do have a nice selection of hosta, and lots of other plants...

Bev, get that calander worked out and let us know what works for you. Oh, and I do plan on a PDN trip for the open house. I had a flyer here with the dates but can't seem to find it. Can ya let me know when please? Thanks!

Aw come on now Molly... It's not that far ;) ... I can be at the Tappan Zee Br in 6 hrs from the house in VA, it's just a "day" trip :)

marie, we'd love to have you at our little hosta RU. Invitation is to anyone, don't ya feel like making a road trip? ;)

Uummm, Kelly... I think Bill needs a serious talkin' to ;)
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 14, 2007
10:19 PM

Post #3615614

I try, I try but he's pretty anal when it comes to the yard. He doesn't feel like loading and unloading rocks in this heat. Maybe closer to the fall? I can pray and hope
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 14, 2007
10:55 PM

Post #3615734

You just let me know. Bellie
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2007
11:23 PM

Post #3615829

Uh Jody it's another 6 -8 hrs from the Tappan Zee bridge to my house! That's a good 12-14 hr drive one way!! Paul won't do it and the truck (what I drive) would cost a small fortune to get there.

MollyD
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2007
11:54 PM

Post #3615952

I'm flexible. :-) Just thought I'd throw something out there to see what worked from there.

Jody are you driving down south to PDN? How long a trip is it. I've thought about that one.

Laura
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 15, 2007
12:16 AM

Post #3616040

Summer open houses for PDN are on July 6, 7, and 8. Tony will also be open the following weekend...July 13, 14, and 15.
You can go to the website for directions, etc.
http://plantdelights.com
Go to the right blue column and click Open Houses.
This sounds like some real fun, fun, fun!!
Bev
Ponditis
Payette, ID
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2007
6:47 AM

Post #3617242

Jody,

Thanks so much for the offer. I do need to go to MA this summer/fall to visit my aunt so will consider coming to meet you too. It would be a fun diversion. :o)

jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 15, 2007
10:17 AM

Post #3617321

Laura, yes I am going to PDN for open house on one of the above dates. It's about 275 miles from here, maybe 4 1/2 hrs. I've wanted to go for a long time so I'm just gonna do it! :) I've been to the convention every year for the last 5 years, but things just didn't work out this year. Thats where I have been getting most of my hosta... so I'm thinking I NEED to go to PDN and I owe it to myself, LOL.

Lani when are you going to MA? I will be in ME later this summer, hoping to get down to MA from there to visit BigDave.
Ponditis
Payette, ID
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2007
7:37 AM

Post #3621096

Jody,

I am not sure yet. It depends on when my Aunt is going to be up to having me visit and when I can get a great deal on my plane fare. I'll try to let you know as soon as I know anything from her. I know my cousins are visiting her this summer too and she only has the one extra bed. I love staying at her house because I go to sleep and wake up looking at the ocean. It is so special. :o)

BigDave huh? You know he was the first person I ever got for a secret trade. I was so scared to send him anything and can't remember now what I sent him but of all things he had he didn't have what I sent. I was so shocked! Now that I know more they were probably ones that he had gotten rid of to make room for fancier ones but I was a happy newbie.

bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 17, 2007
11:12 AM

Post #3624852

I had not heard anymore about the trip to Virginia Beach. Bellie
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 17, 2007
4:10 PM

Post #3625573

Gosh, Bellie! Sorry that I didn't get back to you...

The DH has been working non-stop and I haven't really had time to get a date from him. Also, there's the college orientation coming up week after next. As for me...we're uncertain at best.
Maybe I can get lavendargrrl to come:))
I'll let you know. I love a good road trip!

Bev
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 19, 2007
12:02 PM

Post #3632674

I took a new pic of LL, just haven't had time to get it off the camera. For those wondering, it in my garden since 11/01 and is 10" h x 22" w. It may have been just a little bigger if it wasn't be swallowed by gaucazilla ;)
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 19, 2007
2:50 PM

Post #3633180

LOL
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2007
11:06 PM

Post #3634913

Let's take the weekend get together to a new thread, I can never remember which one it's on!

Laura
baja220
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2007
12:03 PM

Post #3636524

Thanks Joan. Can't wait to see her!!

Debbie
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 20, 2007
12:07 PM

Post #3636533

Here ya go Deb :)

Nice smallish size hosta, can fit in any garden and brightens a corner. What more could you ask for? Of course as you see guacazilla there is blocking most of it's sun so maybe it'll get bigger when I move it to VA...

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GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 20, 2007
2:57 PM

Post #3637058

jody,
Very nice!
Ponditis
Payette, ID
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2007
9:38 AM

Post #3640254

Lovely Loretta seems to be being pounced on by Guacamole that big bully! I think you need to send LL to Idaho for some personal protection lessons. She could come back to VA later in the year with her concealed carry license and be able to protect herself from all those big bullies in the yard.

Sheesh, I need to go to bed. Getting a little silly here. Gnight all. :o)

Lani
baja220
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 6b)

June 23, 2007
2:29 AM

Post #3647606

LOL Lani!!!

Jody, thanks for the pics. I'm gonna see if I can find one. I need a few more golds. Your Guadazilla looks a lot darker than mine. I need to make sure it not mislabled.

Debbie
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


June 23, 2007
11:02 AM

Post #3648185

LOL Lani!

Deb, guac goes through a color change for me. It's starts out much lighter than it looks in that pic. I've got one here in VA in 1/2 day of sun that stays much lighter than the one MD. The one in the pic above has a solid green eye this year but I don't really feel up to trying to wrestle it out... maybe this fall... or next spring... LOL

Yours is probably fine.

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