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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 29, 2014 9:22 PM CST
I now have several Hosta starting to show their foliage, the first was 'So Sweet'. The second was some plain green ones I started from seed three years ago.
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So Sweet

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Grown from seed

Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 30, 2014 8:51 AM CST
Beautiful, I need to go check on mine! I did see peeps on Montana. Yippee!
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Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Mar 30, 2014 10:11 AM CST
How fun!!! The only thing I can see in my garden is snow and deer! Blinking Sad
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 30, 2014 10:17 AM CST
Winters must be very long in zone 3! Whistling
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Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Mar 30, 2014 10:26 AM CST
This has been an unusually long cold one. I think lots of people have had abnormally cold winters this year along with us. We usually have several melts in the winter but we didn't have any this year and we seem to be having a hard time warming up this spring.

The deer have been digging in a lot of the areas my hosta are so I'm a little concerned about what I'll find when things warm up.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 30, 2014 10:45 AM CST
Yes, bad winter for everyone! Lots worst than we ever had, even Florida was in shock.
If your hostas are dormant then at least the deer are not chewing them up. LOL. But with everything still under snow and ice they must be having problems finding food.
I read that the great lakes are 90% frozen and the ducks cannot get to their food, so many have starved to death. They will not know how many till everything thaws out.
Susan

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 31, 2014 9:05 AM CST
Ok, here is my first Hosta to show this year! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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Susan

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Mar 31, 2014 11:09 AM CST
Patriot. Several years in this container and still thriving.
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Mighty Mouse, also in container.
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Blue Mouse Ears. Was in container for several years, this is first year in ground.
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Name: Christine
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Christine
Mar 31, 2014 2:12 PM CST
How exciting for those of you that have them growing or are starting to show signs of life. I cant wait to see little nubbies breaking ground nodding
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virginiarose
Mar 31, 2014 2:27 PM CST
It's funny because the ones in the ground are not showing any signs of life. LOL. Debra's are in a container also. My minis in a Whiskey Barrel are not showing signs yet. I also put a couple of baby hostas in there that were not doing well. Andrew and On Stage. I hope they do well this year.
Susan

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Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Mar 31, 2014 2:32 PM CST
Container hostas emerge first because the pots thaw much faster than the ground. I was checking hostas and the ground is thawed only about an inch, while smaller pots are completely thawed, and large pots are mostly frozen.

Those in raised beds also emerge earlier.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 31, 2014 3:22 PM CST
Thanks Gerry! Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 31, 2014 3:23 PM CST
Blue Mouse Ears is in the ground. Took it out of the container last Fall. Smiling
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 2, 2014 11:43 AM CST
'June' is spreading her leaves and looking very pretty early in spring.
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Apr 2, 2014 12:43 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Apr 2, 2014 3:57 PM CST
Okay! Now I'm really ready for spring! So far, all I've seen coming up is my Bleeding Hearts...but I've only got one bed cleaned off.

Rose
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Apr 2, 2014 7:31 PM CST
Seedfork I love June. That is one of my favorites and Montana is looking better everyday. New pic tomorrow! Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 2, 2014 7:51 PM CST
This will just be the second year for June in the garden, but even last year she did well. I will have some pics of 'Albo-Marginata' tomorrow.
Two have been up already for a while, always one of my first, but today I noticed a third one starting to show little pips. I swear that thing grew two inches today alone, wish I had taken some early morning photos and then taken some this afternoon, but I didn't. I know it is a very common Hosta, but for my money it is hard to beat, it shows early, blooms well in my garden, and seems to multiply pretty fast, and is showy with the white edges. I don't have a lot of Hosta but it was one of my first, if not the first, and it is still one of my favorites.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Apr 3, 2014 2:46 AM CST
June is very special. Each one is different depending on how much sun it gets. You can have one on each side of the house and they will all look different. Great plant for the south, it is fine with a short cold spell. These hostas are called 'low chill' and are a good choice. My first one to peep is usually 'Sea Thunder', but I do not see it so far, Montana was in a pot so it got warmed up very fast and has grown a lot this week.

SEA THUNDER (2012)

Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 3, 2014 7:26 AM CST
I have only tried about eight different hostas (not willing to water). June is THE most heat and drought hardy of them all, with Mighty Mouse a close second.
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