Hostas forum: Remembering last summers Hostas...............

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Dec 29, 2013 2:24 PM CST
The Hosta beds are under several inches of frozen snow right now and spring growth is several months away. I've been reviewing some of my pictures on this cold winter day and thought I would share a few.......



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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Dec 30, 2013 12:21 PM CST


Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Dec 30, 2013 1:41 PM CST
Now I wished I had taken photos of my plants.


New Year's resolution that I will keep because it is very doable.

I promise that I will take lots of photos from now on.

Gerry
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
Dec 30, 2013 2:29 PM CST
@profesora, are you familiar with the database? When you type in a name it gives you the option to add it to your list and you can check off if it is available for trade or for sale. You can set up categorizes, like one for Hostas and one for Daylilies and others.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Dec 30, 2013 4:12 PM CST
Susan,

I do have most of my daylilies only in the database, and I did mark the ones that I will trade or sell. However, any that you want, of course, you may have it.

You already have a list of most of my hostas.
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
Dec 30, 2013 4:21 PM CST
Oh, yes. Thank you! Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 31, 2013 8:05 AM CST
I am hoping to see more pics of your hosta. I didn't get any new shots this summer. I spent way to much time at the hospital with family. Nothing like a well maintained hosta shade garden with pretty companion plants!
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
Dec 31, 2013 8:27 AM CST
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Dec 31, 2013 8:46 AM CST
Oh, very Nice! Thanks for posting them.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
Dec 31, 2013 9:21 AM CST
My pleasure Thumbs up
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Kandace
New Iberia, LA (Zone 9a)
Kandy477
Jan 16, 2014 9:45 PM CST
Beautiful. Wish I could grow them that down here in zone 9.
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
Jan 17, 2014 3:07 AM CST
I am in zone 8 and I manage pretty good with them in the ground. If I had a problem with that, I mean if I were loosing lots of Hostas every year I would just put them in pots. If you plant your Hostas in pots more cold air will get to the roots. Remember they must have good drainage, they rot easy. I never use mulch in the winter, but in summer to retain moisture and then remove it in the fall along with the dead leaves and all.
Tony Avent from Plant Delights Nursery has a lot of good articles out but the one that has helped me the most is 'HOSTAS FOR WARM CLIMATES', there is even a list of hostas you can choose from but along with his advice I like to evaluate some of my own choices and just see what happens. I hope you will try a few at least, of the low chill variety. My lowest, low chill was 'Sea Thunder', I have several.


http://www.plantdelights.com/Article-Summer-Perennials

...........SEA THUNDER

Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
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
Jan 17, 2014 6:16 AM CST
Different cultivars seem to be happy in different zones. I have tried 'Sea Thunder' here in Zone 5b several times and have always lost it. Same in a friends garden. It is a gorgeous Hosta and I wish it would grow here. I did get 'Vulcan' last summer which is a similar color pattern.
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
Jan 17, 2014 4:04 PM CST
That is interesting.

Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jan 19, 2014 7:31 AM CST
Paul,

Thanks for the taste of spring and warmer temps! Your hosta beds are always so beautiful. Do you plan on enlarging and adding to your collection again this year?

Rose
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
Jan 19, 2014 8:22 AM CST
Rose....thank you for the kind comment Will I be enlarging and adding to my collection? I have one bed which I may make a little bigger.....room for 8-10 small or medium cultivars. I discovered the Hosta House in Salt Lake City last summer. He grows lots of nice Hosta established in pots and has many cultivars and plants to choose from. Very hard to resist. Here are a few pictures of plants at Hosta House.....






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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jan 19, 2014 3:40 PM CST
Nice selection! I can see how it might be hard to resist! They sell some nice sized plants. It would be hard to stop at 6!

Rose

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