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Name: Terri
Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 5b)
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TaStahl
May 7, 2014 7:54 PM CST
I've got these lovelies popping up. We've had to move where we keep our trash bins so that we don't crush them. When's the best time to dig them up and move them? I'm not sure where I'll put them, but.....

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allons-y!
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 7, 2014 8:04 PM CST
You can dig them up now if you wish, just keep as much of the root ball in tack. You can just plant them in pots till you figure out where you want to put them, also if they are in pots you can move them around till you find a place that they like.
Susan

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 10, 2014 6:00 AM CST
Hurray!

Even up here in Ottawa, my hostas are FINALLY showing up. I have a few that have started to unfurl and this week I'll make my first round of the garden with a camera. But as of yesterday about 92% of the 205 hostas (some duplicated) on my check list have shown up. Smiling
Ann

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 10, 2014 10:27 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 10, 2014 5:22 PM CST
And as of tonight, there are only 6 that are not accounted for. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Ann

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 10, 2014 6:49 PM CST
Finally, finally, 'Sum and Substance' has sent up some little pips, I was really thinking it was not going to show.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 10, 2014 7:28 PM CST
How on earth did you find that? I think I found mine but not growing very fast for a big guy. Glare
Susan

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 10, 2014 7:58 PM CST
Well, about two inches of sand had washed over it, so I took a small trowel and scraped off the sand. Sorry to say I broke off the main shoot, but now there are at least four more showing. So if you go digging around for a hosta be a little more careful than I was, I just felt sure there was not going to be a plant there, and was surprised when there actually was one.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 10, 2014 8:03 PM CST
You definitely keep up with your plants! Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 11, 2014 7:37 PM CST
Mine are really growing. The one on the right of the picture (the one that is cut off) is Sum and Substance. Not sure why mine are so big this early when yours aren't. You're in warmer climates than me...Weird!

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We had some hail today so I have some holes in my hostas, but nothing serious! Shrug! Oh well... I've had worse damage.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 11, 2014 10:02 PM CST
I have only had hostas for about three years now, my 'Sum and Substance' was planted late last year, so I hope it will start showing much earlier from now on.
'Winter Snow' has the largest leaves and it was planted on the same day as my 'Sum and Substance'
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The most growth by number of leaves is my 'Francee'
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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
May 12, 2014 3:15 AM CST
Rose1656 said:Mine are really growing. The one on the right of the picture (the one that is cut off) is Sum and Substance. Not sure why mine are so big this early when yours aren't. You're in warmer climates than me...Weird!

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We had some hail today so I have some holes in my hostas, but nothing serious! Shrug! Oh well... I've had worse damage.


I had hail my first year with hostas and it tore them up pretty good. I was devastated because I had worked so hard planting these. They all came back beautiful the following year.
Rose, I think your plants are more mature. How many eye's does that have? I think I found my Sun and Substance if so I will need to move it really soon. It can never be a edging plant. LOL. Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 12, 2014 4:23 AM CST
No...Sum and Substance is not a good edge! I've had mine for several years, so that's probably why it's bigger than yours *Blush*
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
May 12, 2014 7:21 AM CST
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My sum & substance is up , not a fast grower this is three years.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
May 12, 2014 8:11 AM CST
looks great - mine is still hiding!! Blinking
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 12, 2014 12:01 PM CST
gardengus,
Is that really Sum and Substance? I was expecting it to be a plain green, love the pattern on yours.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
May 12, 2014 3:30 PM CST
Well *Blush* I could be wrong , the tag said S&S and the tag is still there.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 12, 2014 3:34 PM CST
Not SS unless it has sported. SS is a solid light green. Pretty hosta though. Look at the pictures of SS on the data base and the hosta library. Could you have swapped tags with something near by?
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
May 12, 2014 4:20 PM CST
*Blush* *Blush*
I did go out and check looks like Great expectations
My tag migrated

Sorry for the confusion
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 12, 2014 4:34 PM CST
I was going to suggest Great Expectations......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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