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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 12, 2013 3:30 AM CST
Co-ops, Group Buys and Classifieds forum.
Susan

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 30, 2013 6:07 PM CST
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Susan

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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Sep 16, 2013 7:18 PM CST
Susan,

Why didn't the hosta co-op take off?

I buy wholesale TC hostas, pot them, overwinter in a greenhouse where they will not freeze, and the following year I evaluate to determine which are ready to sell.

Those not ready might need bigger pots, and I repot them. The following year I will sell them out of house, and next year, I will join a local farmer's market.

The very expensive hostas may never be sold since most people in my area know very little about the value of better hostas.

Gerry
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Sep 16, 2013 7:31 PM CST
It just keep dragging. Sad
Susan

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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
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SoCalDawg
Sep 22, 2013 11:14 PM CST
I just bought a few, but would love to buy more! My problem is that I don't have a lot of shady spots so they need to be able to handle full sun. And I'm not familiar enough to name any of those.

Mike

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Sep 23, 2013 2:53 AM CST
Mike, no hosta can handle full sun in zone 10. Those would be listed under, 'When Pigs Fly'. *Blush* (sorry)

Is there anyway you can create your own shade? I have noticed that tropical trees like palms and banana trees do not put off much shade. In zone 10 you would need some serious shade, what is available? Do you have a porch? Can you add Lattice or a tree?

susan
Susan

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Sep 23, 2013 6:13 AM CST
North side of the house?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
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SoCalDawg
Sep 23, 2013 8:44 AM CST
North side is not an option - all concrete with garbage cans. I have a spot or two that gets morning sum, then sprinkles of afternoon sun later in the day. I hope that will work, because I bought 6-7 bare roots from Sylvia and I'd hate to have them go to waste.

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Paul2032
Sep 23, 2013 8:57 AM CST
I have some in a bed along the east side of my house that do well with morning sun and then shade the rest of the day.
Thumb of 2013-09-23/Paul2032/a07844 Great Expectation grown in morning sun.

Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Sep 23, 2013 9:38 AM CST
Check out this wonderful lady who has some tents made out of something that looks like cheap landscape fabric.

http://www.hostavalley.eu/olga-petryszyn-1.html
Susan

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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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Sep 23, 2013 5:58 PM CST
In California you should plants hostas in pots, and moved them around until you find a place that they like. Also, you can keep a better whatch for slugs. I have seen slugs in California, and they are big enough to eat a small dog.

Many do not think about growing them beautiful creatures in pots.

Give it a try. If you do not want to spend the money on a small or median hosta, I will send you some.

Gerry

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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
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SoCalDawg
Sep 23, 2013 8:26 PM CST
Thanks Gerry.

As I mentioned above, I bought 6 or 7 from Sylvia here (bare roots) and they've been in their new homes for about a week now. But, I think you're right. I'll keep them in pots for a while and move 'em around to find where they work best. Here's one with new growth.
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Having said all that...if you want to send some others my way, God bless ya!

nodding

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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Sep 24, 2013 4:03 AM CST
Thank you for having God bless me.

Gerry
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Sep 24, 2013 4:36 AM CST
Wow those are some huge slugs. Blinking

Looking good Mike!
Susan

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Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Sep 27, 2013 7:25 AM CST
Looks like they are doing great!!! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
Plumerias
SoCalDawg
Sep 27, 2013 3:21 PM CST
Christine,
The one is doing fairly well, and there's a second one also showing new growth. But, the others aren't showing any signs of life. They're all pretty much planted the same way. Could it be that they're each on different "cycles"? I'll be patient and let them be, but I'm just curious.

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
Plumerias
SoCalDawg
Oct 3, 2013 8:07 PM CST
I still have just the two plants actually growing. The second one is growing like gangbusters, but nothing from the other 4. They were all planted the same. Same soil, same waterings...I don't get it. Anyways...

Can anyone identify these two?


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Thumb of 2013-10-04/SoCalDawg/ea2229

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
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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
Oct 4, 2013 2:42 AM CST
The first one looks like a Calla Lily to me. Try the Plant ID forum they are very smart people and have always helped me.


http://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
Plumerias
SoCalDawg
Oct 4, 2013 10:43 PM CST
Christine,
I've been doing some reading and I've learned that there are actually some hostas that do well in direct sun! Sadly, most need a long cold spell which will be difficult for SoCal. So far I've found 4 (Cathedral Windows, So Sweet, Diana Remembered and montana Aurcomarigurta (sp)) that fit both requirements. Are you aware of any others? And secondly, where do I find them for sale?

Thanks,
Mike

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
Plumerias
SoCalDawg
Oct 5, 2013 4:53 PM CST
Here's an update on my hostas from roots. It looks like out of the 6 that I started with I'm down to 2.
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"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
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