Hostas forum: Hostas in My Utah Garden........

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
May 20, 2014 4:03 PM CST
I've been mowing and weeding most of the day so feel that I deserve a break. I'll take a time-out and post a few hosta pictures and will do more this evening.....
Lakeside April Snow


Silver Star


Curly Fries


Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/865ea0Rainforest Sunrise....color will improve as the season progresses


Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/b70a0bSpilt Milk


Risky Business....has an all green division Thumbs down


Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/544749Broad Band


Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/88e8e5Wheee


Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/fd5a96Satisfaction


Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/58799dRainforest Sunrise.....a second plant...really like it.


Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/77a580On the Border...a good one


Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/28bbb6Satisfaction....again


Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/66b42dInniswood.....another favorite.



Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/295bafHer Eyes Were Blue

Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 20, 2014 4:31 PM CST
Hi Paul,

Where do you place your text to get it beside the pictures?

Your garden is ahead of mine. Mine has come along nicely in the last few days, but there are still quite a few that have not yet unfurled. Love your pics. I think your 'Curly Fries' is curlier than mine.

How large does 'Lakeside April Snow' get? I've got a bit of a snow and ice theme, but I can't add any more really big plants.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 20, 2014 4:52 PM CST
I am not very good at knowing how the computer works but when I load a picture a several digit number comes on the screen and I type the name to the right of it. Then I preview it and then load another picture. I hope that helps. Lakeside April Snow is a medium sized hosta in my garden, that plant is several years old and looks about the same each year. We are having a little bit of an early spring here in Utah this year. I have a number of more pictures to post from my garden and also a bunch from a friends garden. His garden is more mature than mine and he has some huge hostas. I, like you, am adding small and medium plants but did order a start of Bridal Falls that is pictured in the new Hosta Magazine. I love Niagara Falls and one with a white band can only be better.........Paul
Thumb of 2014-05-20/Paul2032/7049e3Niagara Falls

Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 20, 2014 5:56 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Ann

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Name: Christine
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Christine27360
May 23, 2014 9:19 AM CST
Nice ones Paul -- can you believe my Spilt Milk and Inniswood didnt make it thru our winter Crying I have had those for 5 years - I am really surprised. Thumbs down
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 25, 2014 12:40 PM CST
I have a lot of pictures of Hosta in my own garden, in my friends large mature Hosta garden, and next weekend will have more pictures taken at a large Hosta Nursery in Salt Lake City which I am visiting. Having said that there seems to be very little activity or interest on this forum, not like other forums, so I will continue to add them to the data base but will not bother posting them here. Thumbs down
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 25, 2014 9:01 PM CST
Sad
Ann

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 26, 2014 7:37 AM CST
@Paul2032
I am sorry you decided not to post your pics because of the lack of activity, I have no explanation for why the hosta forum is not more active, I just know without your photos and comments it will be missing a lot. I would love to hear any thoughts you have on how to increase the interest here, I am not a big hosta contributor just grow a few but I come here more to learn from others like you with more experience and I would hate to see that not be available for others like me coming here . I guess what I am saying is, would you reconsider your decision not to post your pics here and only in the data base. I guess most of us leave it up to others to do the posting and commenting, but if we all decide to do that there will be no forum and no data base either. Maybe the saying "you don't miss your water till the well runs dry" can be applied here.
Name: Rose
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Rose1656
May 26, 2014 8:01 AM CST
Paul,

I know I always enjoy your pictures, but don't always comment on them. Your pictures will be missed on this forum, but it is time consuming to post both here and the database.

Rose
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 26, 2014 5:09 PM CST
@Paul2032, I hope you're still watching this thread. Wanted to ask where your hosta nursery in Salt Lake City is? I will be back there visiting my kids and grandkids in July and hope to have more time to shop for plants then. In April when my newest granddaughter was born I was too busy and exhausted just planting all the plants we had brought from their old house, and of course grandmothering!

I also would like to know how you keep them so beautiful - no matter how much slug bait we used, the Hostas at my daughter's other house were just eaten down to nothing by snails. Any advice?

If I may comment on the lack of interest, everybody's got to contribute to keep a forum alive. I mean, not just look and lurk, and not just post comments, Post your Pictures!! IF only one person posts pictures they get bored very quickly looking at just their own contributions. My experience is on the Florida Gardening forum, and I try to post a picture every single time I make a comment, so as to keep things interesting. In Florida there is absolutely no excuse to not post a picture, there's always something interesting in a Florida garden.

Post Pictures People!! Big Grin Paul wants to see yours, too! (sorry, I don't have any hostas here, but will be planting them in Utah soon!)
Elaine

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 28, 2014 1:35 PM CST
I guess it is time for me to get over my little snit and share some more pictures. The Hostas are looking so nice. Hope you don't get tired of seeing my plants.......
Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/307037Lakeside Meter Maid


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/e4ca1bFragrant Queen


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/c932d4Queen Josephine


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/3e6fc9Paul's Glory


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/d7b1b1Great Expectations


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/994c16Grand Tiara


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/7d7131Liberty


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/0ec64aLakeside April Snow


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/cebe77Hottsy Tottsy


Silver Star


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/f57e9dCurly Fries


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/5b08abRainforest Sunrise


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/a1e00cIsland Breeze


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/41895aWheee


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/fd0d8cBroad Band......a favorite


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/174711Summer Breeze


On The Border.....another favorite. Oh heck I like them all.



Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/4b8ee8Great Expectations


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/1f6333Robert Frost


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/45768fNight Before Christmas


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/ed3993American Halo


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/884b4dBlue Mouse Ears


Patriot


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/3b8321Christmas Pageant


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/a22cf2Paul's Glory


Thumb of 2014-05-28/Paul2032/dfe1f0Fragrant Bouquet.

Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 28, 2014 3:00 PM CST
Looking good, Paul. Glad you decided to post.
Ann

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4susiesjoy
May 28, 2014 6:01 PM CST
Loved the pictures Paul! You have such beautiful Hosta plants, and I love that you are posting them, and I appreciate that you are naming them. Mine are just coming up and I don't have that many so it has been a treat to see yours and Ann's. I think some of them might be calling my name. Whistling Hilarious!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 28, 2014 6:10 PM CST
Paul2032, Welcome! Back. Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
That's the spirit, we all are entitled to our little snits every now and then. I think it actually helped some of us realize that leaving it up to others to comment and post pictures is not always the best policy.
It is very easy to sit back and look at the photos get what info we need from them an move on with out commenting, but maybe we should at least give a thumb if not a worded comment.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
May 28, 2014 6:38 PM CST
Those pictures just give me ideas. Big Grin Love to look at them.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
May 28, 2014 8:30 PM CST
I'll be adding more pictures but I'm tired from a day of yard work and as going to go to bed and watch TV. Friday my Sister-In Law and I are going to Hosta House in SLC and I will take lots of pictures....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
May 29, 2014 3:14 AM CST
Paul, I will be posting pictures soon. I am way behind schedule because I have extra clean-up since the hail storm did a lot of damage to my hostas.

Finals are next week, and I will have more time in the gardens. I have been working outside until after dark to try to catch up.

In the display gardens I am cutting off the damaged leaves way down near the crown, and with most potted young plants I am cutting all back to near the crown.

It was bad enough that I had and still have more leaves to pick up than most springs.

I am rather new to this forum and I will be more active than most since hostas are my number 1 plant love.
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
May 29, 2014 5:44 AM CST
profesora,
I have been wondering if it would be OK to cut off damaged leaves? Especially when some of my plants had such few leaves left, but if I am reading your post correctly it is OK to cut all the leaves off down to crown level. I wanted to ask how long it would take them to grow back, but realized that some plants will probably grow leaves back pretty fast will others will be very slow.
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
May 29, 2014 5:47 AM CST
Gerry....we will be looking forward to your pictures and some discussion. My plant of Blue Ivory unfolded early and some leaves suffered some browning from frost damage. I have been cutting them off and it is putting up some nice fresh leaves......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

gnriddle24
May 1, 2016 11:50 AM CST
We are amazed at your inspiring photos. Thank you very much. Gary and Nadine Riddle, Salt Lake City

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