Hostas forum: My first post to the Hosta Forum

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Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Hostas Peonies Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Procrastinator Region: Minnesota
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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alwaysbehindMN
Apr 13, 2014 2:59 PM CST
I am not new to hostas... I became seriously interested in hosts in the mid-90's, but as time goes on I seem to be adding new ones faster and faster! I now have about 500 cultivars, but since they have barely begun to emerge this spring I don't know yet how many I might have lost. And since snow is forecast for tonight, I'm glad I haven't begun clearing last year's foliage. Here are 2 pictures from a couple years ago to remind me of what is about to happen, soon I hope!
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carenjean
Apr 13, 2014 3:55 PM CST
Where are you at in Minnesota? I miss the state I grew up just over the border in Iowa but Minnesota was where we did all of our business.
Your hostas are beautiful
Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Hostas Peonies Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Procrastinator Region: Minnesota
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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alwaysbehindMN
Apr 13, 2014 4:25 PM CST
Carenjean, I'm near Albert Lea... not far from Iowa!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Apr 13, 2014 4:27 PM CST
Welcome!
Some of us will appreciate learning from you about your hosta growing experiences!
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Apr 13, 2014 4:32 PM CST
Hilarious! I love the name you've chosen, it made me laugh because I know just what you're talkin' about! When lots of folks here are showing their bulbs, I'm still under the snow with frozen ground. When their summer flowers are blooming, my bulbs are blooming. I think the only escape from that is to move, so I guess I'll always be running behind. nodding You have beautiful hosta gardens even if the wait is long to see them. Thumbs up
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 13, 2014 5:44 PM CST
Wow! I can see why you're anxious to see things growing! Beautiful gardens.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Apr 13, 2014 7:27 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! To ATP and the Hosta Forum. I love your garden!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 13, 2014 7:32 PM CST
alwaysbehindMN,
Welcome! Those are beautiful!
Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Hostas Peonies Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Procrastinator Region: Minnesota
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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alwaysbehindMN
Apr 13, 2014 9:57 PM CST
In response to 4susie'sjoy, my choice of "alwaysbehindMN" was not because my plants come up later or bloom later... it's because I never catch up with my garden work! Although right now, with new snow on the ground again, maybe that's a good thing! Question: I notice most of you have your location, zone, and "real" first name over on the far right side of the section above your message. How do you get that info there? And also the small photo on the left side?
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Apr 14, 2014 4:10 AM CST
You can do all of that in your profile. Click on the person icon between the I and the message icons.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Composter Hellebores Garden Art Irises Xeriscape Echinacea
Sedums Foliage Fan Herbs Dahlias Frogs and Toads Bee Lover
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4susiesjoy
Apr 14, 2014 5:22 AM CST
Rose1656 said:You can do all of that in your profile. Click on the person icon between the I and the message icons.


Then you go to change my public profile and you can see where to put all that.

I think I mistook your meaning for your name because I think always being behind is a condition of being a gardener! Whistling Maybe we could get some input on that. Hilarious! So that's why I equated your name with the length of cold MN winters.
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
Apr 14, 2014 6:46 AM CST
I am always behind too. I have a bad habit of starting new projects before I finish old ones. My excuse is that I need something to motivate me. Sometimes I get motivated right back into the house! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 14, 2014 10:20 AM CST
Today I had three Hostas show, first day I noticed them any how.
Earth Angel
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Zounds
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And this one showed up where there is no tag and I don't remember planting one in this location


Sorry posted this in the wrong thread!

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Apr 14, 2014 1:27 PM CST
@alwaysbehindMN -- Linda -- where are you at in Southern MN? I am in SE MN! I'm all ears!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6

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