Hostas forum: What's looking good this week??????

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 16, 2012 2:51 PM CST
We've done something like this before but I thought it might be fun to do again. Which Hosta looks extra nice this week and then next week we can choose something else. Mine is Liberty which I show often. I have 3 plants and it is so "camera friendly"
Thumb of 2012-06-16/Paul2032/37b13d This one gets dappled sun most of the day
Thumb of 2012-06-16/Paul2032/5b6fb8 This one gets morning sun only
Thumb of 2012-06-16/Paul2032/05bf3b This one is on the north side of the house and gets some morning sun and some evening sun.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 16, 2012 3:15 PM CST
Always beautiful too!

JUNE

Thumb of 2012-06-16/virginiarose/98bc66 BLUE IVORY

Thumb of 2012-06-16/virginiarose/29450d KOMODO DRAGON

Thumb of 2012-06-16/virginiarose/04207d PARADIGM
Susan

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 17, 2012 7:03 AM CST
Paul,

I think everything in your gardens looks good any week! Love Liberty... unfortunately, a rabbit liked it even more this spring! Ate it down to the ground.

Rose
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 17, 2012 7:04 AM CST
Susan,

Your Blue Ivory has some really nice, wide borders on it! Very pretty.

Rose
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 17, 2012 7:25 AM CST
Rose, thank you for the kind comment. My garden brings me a lot of pleasure. We've had two domestic rabbits loose in the neighborhood the last few months. Now just one as something must have happened to the second. They haven't done any harm yet. We see a few deer all year and I live in fear of them when the Hosta are emerging in the spring but no problem so far. They do eat the new buds on my roses some years.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 17, 2012 8:54 AM CST
Thank you Rose for the compliment, I am still looking for just the right spot for Blue Ivory, seems to be a little fussy, in this photo it is recovering from too much sun.
My Paul's Glory got chewed up first thing this season by a rabbit and I put down the Millorganite, this keeps them away because they do not like the smell. I just got to remember to reapply every three rains or so, it is also a low dose, slow release, organic fertilizer and the Hostas do like it. Green Grin!
Susan

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 17, 2012 10:43 AM CST
I love Blue Ivory also but my plant is the same size as it was 2 or 3 years ago. I need to try it in another spot. El Nino which is very similar seems to be slow also. A friend moved his El Nino hoping to encourage it.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 17, 2012 11:13 AM CST
Good advise, I have noticed that El Nino has grown fast for me and it does get a couple hours of sun, it seems to like it. Thumb of 2012-06-17/virginiarose/298a01
Susan

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 17, 2012 7:29 PM CST
My El Nino seems to be going in reverse! I moved it this year, but it's getting smaller. My Blue Ivory is still just one eye, but seems to be happy where it's at, so I'll leave it there!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 19, 2012 4:22 AM CST
Pineapple upsidedown cake
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 19, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Climax always makes me smile! Smiling

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"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 19, 2012 4:54 PM CST
I like mine but have not quite found the right spot for it, Satisfaction looks better right now. Green Grin! Thumb of 2012-06-19/virginiarose/d713d9
Susan

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 19, 2012 6:32 PM CST
I just want to post and say how much I love all your pictures.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 19, 2012 7:10 PM CST
Your Welcome!
Susan

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 19, 2012 11:02 PM CST
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Here's one of mine. NOID but sure is slug resistant.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 20, 2012 4:55 AM CST
Beautiful Hosta, reminds me of Komodo Dragon. Show us the flowers when they open! Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 20, 2012 10:38 AM CST
OK, I'm sure its nothing fancy. I bought some at the local nursery years ago when putting in my shade garden.
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 20, 2012 11:20 AM CST
Very Pretty - I agree

Reminds me of some of the blues I have too!! nodding

And Susan - Glad you picked up on my subtle sense of humor with "Climax" ~~ I love your sense of humor back at me with "Satisfaction"!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jun 20, 2012 11:25 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 23, 2012 5:31 PM CST

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This is the nicest time of the year for 'Elegans' here. It still has a trace of blue and with the light and dark green it looks iridescent in the right light.

Just can't capture it in a photo.
Evan

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