Hostas forum: My newly expanded Hosta bed......

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 26, 2013 7:38 AM CST
I didn't think I would be expanding my beds but after a visit to the Hosta House in SLC and the purchase of several new plants I realized I needed more room. Goodbye to some lawn,,,,Here is how it looks
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Jun 26, 2013 8:44 AM CST
That looks great Paul!! When I expand I go to like 10 feet into the grass -- Whistling Whistling -- totally get the look from my DH.

Also how do you get your Spilt Milk to get so big.... Confused Confused I have had mine for 4 or 5 years and this year it is as small as a mini. Crying

"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)
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Paul2032
Jun 26, 2013 8:55 AM CST
I've had Spilt Milk several years and it is a slow grower. A friend who grows Hosta well has it in his garden and it is smaller this year when most things are larger. Confused
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 26, 2013 9:11 AM CST
Yeah -- I was thinking of moving it... but not sure where to go. He is in dappled sun right now. How much sun does your get?
"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)
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Paul2032
Jun 26, 2013 9:41 AM CST
Morning....a little dappled through the day...a little after 6 PM
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Blossom
Jun 26, 2013 10:38 AM CST
Beautiful pictures Paul! Makes me wish I was there Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Thanks, Freda (Blossom)
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 26, 2013 10:44 AM CST
Thanks Freda. Have you looked at the threads 'Hosta at Howard's' and 'Hosta House'? I'm going to the Hosta House Friday with my Brother's wife who loves Hosta. I have room for two more.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Jun 26, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Thanks Paul -- I think I will move him into some morning light!!

Also we should split some hostas and trade on here soon!!! Thumbs up
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Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Jun 26, 2013 4:36 PM CST
My Spilt Milk is very small this year, and it's usually pretty big. I dug out up and out had small white roots above the older, more mature ones. Not sure if that has anything to do with the drought last year, but it's potted up and waiting to be planted again.

Rose

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Love your gardens Paul.
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mattsmom
Jun 27, 2013 4:00 PM CST
Absolutely glorious, Paul!!! Thumbs up
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Jewell
Jun 27, 2013 4:01 PM CST
Paul, absolutely fantastic bed Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 27, 2013 4:59 PM CST
Thanks everyone.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 27, 2013 5:00 PM CST
Oh and HI BECKY!!!! I havent seen you for awhile on here!!! I need to come visit you in Wisconsin!!! Hurray!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
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WI
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mattsmom
Jun 29, 2013 6:55 AM CST
Christine- Just give me notice when you want to visit. I've got some weeds that need to be pulled. They sure have enjoyed all the rain we have had!
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jun 30, 2013 5:36 PM CST
Garden looks great Paul. Wish my Spilt Milk had as much streaking as yours.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 1, 2013 5:50 AM CST

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Yup looks great and some more beauties added. Thumbs up I see you've been on another rock hunting expedition.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 1, 2013 9:23 AM CST
I like the look of rocks with the Hosta, especially when the Hosta grow and partially cover the rocks and the rocks settle in.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 1, 2013 9:59 AM CST
I have 5 more to plant today. I'll post pictures later. Since I have found the Hosta House in Salt Lake City it is hard to show restraint. He has so many wonderful well grown cultivars. I can get a nicely established plants at a price as good as a single bare root start in an order.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jul 5, 2013 8:16 PM CST
I went to move my Spilt Milk and it was GONE!!! Crying Crying Crying

I reached down and moved some of the dirt away and to my HORROR there was a hole.... in fact a tunnel!!
I think a Vole/Mole may have gotten it! Grumbling Grumbling

I am on a mission now! Angry :angry:
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Sep 24, 2013 7:15 PM CST
Paul, your beds look great!

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