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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 11, 2013 7:00 AM CST
My friend Howard has a large shade garden. Many mature tress and some huge Hosta. His wife Dixie loves antique furniture, pottery, and glass and is active in Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Their garden is a cool retreat which I visit often. Here are pictures from last evening.....
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Kiwi Blue Baby
Kiwi Blue Baby
Dick Ward
Dick Ward

Heat Wave

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Designers Genes

Color Glory....older...some confusion about ID
Thumb of 2013-06-11/Paul2032/5d4574Theo's Blue
Thumb of 2013-06-11/Paul2032/382edfOn Stage
Thumb of 2013-06-11/Paul2032/07aa69Kiwi Paisley Print
Thumb of 2013-06-11/Paul2032/7f40bfSum and Substance
Thumb of 2013-06-11/Paul2032/865166Purple Haze
Thumb of 2013-06-11/Paul2032/0b2b5eZounds

Thumb of 2013-06-11/Paul2032/5ba5a2Blue Mouse Ears

Thumb of 2013-06-11/Paul2032/0e26edOn Stage
Thumb of 2013-06-11/Paul2032/23975dBrave Amherst
Thumb of 2013-06-11/Paul2032/241075Silver Bay..........more pictures of other Hosta later.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 11, 2013 3:07 PM CST
Gorgeous! I can only dream of hostas that large in my city lot.

Ann

PS How many pics can we post at one time? You've got a lot there - many more than I thought was possible.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Jun 11, 2013 4:25 PM CST
Niagara Falls
Jade Cascade
Stained Glass

Maya Swingtime
Thunderbolt
Queen of the Seas
King Tut

Deep Blue Sea

Shimmy Shake
Cathedral Windows
Stained Glass
Lakeside Meter Maid
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Jun 12, 2013 8:31 AM CST
Flemish Sky
Candy Dish
Lakeside Shore Master
Sea Grotto
Dance With Me
Paradise Island
Splish Splash
Bam Bam Blue
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Fantabulous
Band of Gold
Clovelly
Summer Snow

Brother Ronald
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
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ViolaAnn
Jun 12, 2013 2:24 PM CST
That's quite a garden!
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Jun 12, 2013 3:19 PM CST
Howard has been planting Hosta for over 25 years and has some astounding clumps. They are growing shoulder to shoulder and it is difficult to get a good picture which shows the size. I have a few more pictures to add and need to go back as the are a number I have missed. Here are some more........ High Kicker
Sun Power
Inniswood
Half and Half....a young plant
Francis Williams
Twilight

Sky Light......a new blue....shows great potential


Queen Josephine

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Blueberry Waffles

Blue Mouse Ears

On Stage
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 12, 2013 5:54 PM CST
I noticed something that I do too. I have Oriental lilies in with my hostas and they only get dappled sun through the trees and they bloom faithfully every year.

Beautiful gardens he has built there.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 14, 2013 9:39 PM CST
Gorgeous!!! Your Francis Williams is huge -- that is a slow grower in my garden! Drooling Drooling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Jun 15, 2013 6:43 AM CST
Good morning Christine....the plant of Frances Williams is in a friends garden. If you look closely at the picture you will see an all gold sport. He also grows several other look a likes....Oliver Bailey Langdon and Samurai are two I can think of.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Leslie Mauck
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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LALAMBCHOP
Jun 16, 2013 5:12 AM CST
Thank you so much for posting these. I got my first hosta last year and have fallen in love!
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 16, 2013 11:58 AM CST
Hurray!
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 16, 2013 5:48 PM CST
nodding I agree

Leslie, what did you get?
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jun 18, 2013 9:28 AM CST
yes Leslie!! Do tell!!!! Confused Confused
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Leslie Mauck
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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LALAMBCHOP
Jun 18, 2013 1:20 PM CST
Thanks for the interest! Here are couple of pics of my work with them so far. I've done a couple of beds this spring and enlarged the deck "garden". I've discovered I'm going to have to move the ones in the circle bed. One half gets too much sun and they scortch.

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I'd like to line both sides of my drive with them. Here's the first bed for that. The "soil" there is clay and hard as a brick. My little tiller removed it in one inch layers with I'd scrape off and then go again. It took hours to dig it.

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I was blessed to be unnamed hosta this year from a neighbor and a friend in KY. I also did a trade with Dan Bachman from Ohio and he sent 20 varieties in exchange for daylilies. So, my collection now includes:

Cherry Berry
First Frost
Fragrant Blue
Fragrant Bouquet
Gold Standard
Golden Friendship
Grecian Vase
Guacamole
Halcyon
Hanky Panky
Iron Gate Glamour
Jubilee
Old Glory
Olive Bailey Langdon
On the Border
Paradigm
Parky's Prize
Patriot
Paul's Glory
Pineapple Upsidedown Cake
Plantaginea
Punky
Queen Josephine
Regal Splendor
Rhinestone Cowboy
Roller Coaster Ride
Sagae
So Sweet
Sugar and Spice
Sun Power
Veronica Lake
Wide Brim
Yellow River

I'm worried about the X virus because I got a few from the big box store last year. If one has it will it spread to everything? How do I recognize it?
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Jun 18, 2013 1:47 PM CST
Leslie....I envy you with all that nice room and high shade. When I buy one now I either have to squeeze it in or dig out a little more lawn. You have a lovely garden. There are those here that are more familiar with the virus. My limited understanding is that it is transfered through the plants juices. If you cut through the roots or other part of the plant with a tool and then use the same tool on another plant you may transfer it. I would not spend a lot of time worrying....I have a number I have purchased from various sources and never had a problem.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jun 18, 2013 8:10 PM CST
Leslie, wow you got a lot of nice shade there. I love the circle garden and container hostas. You got some real nice ones. Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Leslie Mauck
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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LALAMBCHOP
Jun 19, 2013 8:10 AM CST
Thanks but it's too much shade. I keep having to cut trees to get sun for the daylilies.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jun 19, 2013 4:14 PM CST
Your gardens are lovely!!! Drooling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Jun 22, 2013 3:09 PM CST
Leslie - a nice start to your collection. Now don't worry too much about the virus, BUT get yourself some Clorox wipes and get in the habit of wiping down your tools really well anytime they touch a hosta - before they touch the next hosta.

If the virus is in your garden, it will eventually show up (I had it show up this year in a hosta I bought in 2006 and I'm betting it was infected at the time I bought it as many were, even from good nurseries.) So don't get complacent about cleaning your tools. If you do that regularly, you may eventually have the virus show symptoms, and you may need to remove a plant and not place another hosta in that location, but you won't spread it to the rest of your plants as it is spread by sap to sap contact. And if you are worried about a few specific plants, get yourself some test strips. The symptoms I had this year were so vague that I was actually surprised when I got a positive test result.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Jun 22, 2013 3:25 PM CST
I use the Clorox Spray....I think it gets into parts of the tools better...especially pruning sheers...Then I wipe them off and blow dry.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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