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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 28, 2014 1:51 PM CST
Here are some hosta plantings. I will not identify the individual plants but if you have any questions I will be glad to ID them....
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 28, 2014 3:07 PM CST
Would love to see things identified if you can find the time to do it. Some of them I know, others I don't.
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: 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 28, 2014 7:07 PM CST
Paul2032,
I think it is great just to post pics, even though with names is better most times. This will give some of us a chance to try and Id them on our own, it might help us be more observant. I had actually thought it might be of some interest for someone to post a mystery plant every week. They would post a hosta known to them and everyone could try and name it, at the end of the week the name would be revealed. Maybe as the week went by throw out a hint: like height one day, maybe bloom color the next, etc. until someone gets it or the week comes to an end. Any interest any one?
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 28, 2014 7:17 PM CST
ViolaAnn.
Would you be willing to share the names of plants in Paul's post that you think you know, and most important, share with us what attributes you see in the photos that lead you to believe it is a certain plant? If you don't have the time for all of them, how about just one or two at a time?
For instance in Paul's second photo, the main two hostas (center one and lower right) shown look similar in color and pattern to a couple in my garden, but what is it that would distinguish them form other hostas that look close?
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
May 28, 2014 9:19 PM CST
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
May 29, 2014 2:56 AM CST
Paul,

I enjoyed viewing your gardens. There is no need to ID.

I will also post the the same way.

Thank you.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
May 29, 2014 5:52 AM CST
I would ID them but I need to spend my time in the garden and not at the computer even though I enjoy reviewing my folders and posting pictures.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 29, 2014 7:56 AM CST
Paul,

Beautiful photos! I really like that variegated grass that you have for a companion plant. Your gardens must be the envy of the neighborhood!
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
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ViolaAnn
May 30, 2014 3:36 PM CST
Like Paul, I don't have time to go back and try to name all his hostas, and it would get very confusing anyway. I hope that perhaps, when the garden isn't as time consuming, Paul will come back and ID many of them for you.

In regard to his second photo, I don't have those varieties and I"m not sure. I DO have 'Rainforest Sunrise which shows at the left. Am wondering whether the one at the top right (showing only partially) might be 'Sweet Innocence'.

The reason I like to have plants ID'd is that hostas are chameleons and can look different in one garden than they do in another depending on the zone, the amount of light, and the season. Also, unless there is something in a photo to show scale, a cropped photo of a very small hosta can look nearly identical to a very large hosta. To make an accurate ID you need to be able to see the whole plant too as the shape of the mound can vary widely from one plant to the next.
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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)
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 30, 2014 3:42 PM CST
IDing...is that a word? That will be a good winter project when I need to stay in the house. The leaves peeking out of the right upper corner are Lakeside April Snow. The golden chartreuse hosta is Hottsy Tottsy. The bottom hosta is Silver star and Viola Ann is correct about Rainforest Sunrise. Good eye.......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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 30, 2014 3:46 PM CST
Thanks,
By no means was I expecting you to name all those hostas, but I do appreciate the information you gave.
I know even the few I have I find it hard to ID them when they are divided and moved to another location, I find it hard to believe just moving a feet feet can cause such a difference in appearance.
ViolaAnn said:
"Also, unless there is something in a photo to show scale, a cropped photo of a very small hosta can look nearly identical to a very large hosta. To make an accurate ID you need to be able to see the whole plant too as the shape of the mound can vary widely from one plant to the next."
Good tips for us wanting to get an ID on a plant. Thank You!
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 30, 2014 3:47 PM CST
Thanks Paul,
I think we cross posted.
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 30, 2014 3:55 PM CST
Seedfork....I would be happy to ID the Hosta in any of the pictures if any one is interested. I probably ought to number them.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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 30, 2014 4:30 PM CST
Paul2032,
Numbering them would work great, maybe only one or two at a time.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
May 30, 2014 8:49 PM CST
what is the light green one with the yellow edge that looks wavy or rippled on the edges?
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 30, 2014 10:56 PM CST
Which picture Frilly....I'll bet you mean Curly Fries...


Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
May 31, 2014 10:02 AM CST
it is in the fourth and fifth pictures in the first post.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
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Rose1656
May 31, 2014 10:53 AM CST
That's Wheee! I believe.
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 31, 2014 11:15 AM CST
Good eye Rose. It is Wheee! My Sister-in-Law bought 2 at Hosta House yesterday......
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
May 31, 2014 1:51 PM CST
Thumbs up
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...

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