Hostas forum: The "Kneel and Feel" in Canada 2010

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Apr 21, 2010 5:03 PM CST
I started checking my hostas in earnest on Sunday - we returned in the wee hours of Sunday morning from almost a week with our daughter, SIL and almost 2-yr-old granddaughter.

So I went round on Sunday afternoon with a check-list in hand. The vast majority are accounted for, but about 28 were not. I've found two more both yesterday and today, including one that I knew I had planted but couldn't find in the garden - it's in my veggie garden and the marker had been stepped into the ground.

Fortunately, I took photos of it in late September in that location and was able to search intelligently. Once I found the marker, I found TWO eyes (up from one last year) of a streaked version of Pewterware. Not yet unfurled. Keep your fingers crossed that it's still streaked.

So here's the status report of those not yet accounted for:

Blue Shadows - historically late

Cameo - was very tiny last year. Maybe I just don't see it yet.

Cat and Mouse reversion - this had reverted back to be like Blue Mouse Ears; so it's no big deal if I don't find it.

Cherish - see comment for Cameo

Christmas Pageant - wasn't doing well last year. We'll see.

Fujibotan - historically late

Full Moon - historically late

Ghost Spirit - historically late

Gypsy Rose - found the marker today - another which had been stepped into the ground. Will keep watch. This was a new plant last season to replace one which had HVX a few years ago.

Holy Mouse Ears - I know where the marker is.

Ice Age Trail - historically late

Karin - historically late

Lakeside Mom - this is the one I'm worrying about. Can't find any sign of the plant OR the marker and I know where it should be. Am keeping my fingers crossed.

Lonesome Dove - was very tiny last year

Loyalist - historically late

Masquerade 1 & 2 - historically late

On Stage - historically late

Pandora's Box - see comment for Cameo

Patriot - historically late

Sara - historically late

Surprised By Joy - historically late or hidden in crocus foliage

Tick Tock - historically late

Whirlwind - historically late and possibly also hidden in crocus foliage

I'll check back daily with updates.

Ann




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Ann

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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
Apr 22, 2010 10:09 AM CST
Update for today - I found MANY! Some were so far advanced that I had to have just missed them a couple of days ago.

The "found" hostas include:

Blue Shadows - 4 eyes
Cameo - 3 eyes
Cherish - 1 eye
Full Moon - 8 eyes
Holy Mouse Ears - 1 eye
Karin - 14-15 eyes
Lonesome Dove - 1 eye
Masquerade1 - 7 eyes
Masquerade 2 - 14 eyes
Pandora's Box - 2 eyes
Patriot - 12 eyes
Sara - 10-12 eyes
Surprised By Joy - 9 eyes
Tick Tock 10-12 eyes

Still to come - 10:
Cat and Mouse reversion
Christmas Pageant
Fujibotan
Ghost Spirit
Gypsy Rose
Ice Age Trail
Lakeside Mom
Loyalist
On Stage
Whirlwind
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: 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
Apr 23, 2010 3:17 PM CST
Christmas Pageant accounted for, but still just 1 eye.

I found a 3rd eye of Pewterware. :-)
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: 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
Apr 24, 2010 1:33 PM CST
Two more today -
'Ghost Spirit' - 5 eyes
'Ice Age Trail' - 1 eye

That leaves
Cat and Mouse reversion
Fujibotan
Gypsy Rose
Lakeside Mom
Loyalist
On Stage
Whirlwind
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: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 24, 2010 5:16 PM CST

Moderator

Good, this is all good. Smiling
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
Apr 25, 2010 2:07 PM CST
'Lakeside Mom' is FOUND! That's the one I was worried about.

Also found 'Fujibotan'.
Ann

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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 25, 2010 8:45 PM CST

Moderator

Good for you. :)
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
Apr 25, 2010 9:09 PM CST
I forgot to say she's got FOUR eyes. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 25, 2010 9:30 PM CST

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It's wearing glasses??? Smiling LOL Cool!!
Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
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tcs1366
Apr 26, 2010 4:59 AM CST
Ann,

sounds like things are just clipping along. Hopefully you just have a few sleepers there, and they all will be up in no time.

I'm excited to get back up "north" today to do 'yard patrol'. I've been away a week. I'm hoping more, if not all, are up.

As I was wondering around the yard the other day... i was wondering if others walk around with clip board in hand taking notes... i was also thinking my neighbors must think i'm nuts... but that's OK.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

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
Apr 26, 2010 6:19 AM CST
I do most of my note taking with the camera. At least once a week I'm out there photographing everything. I KNOW my neighbours think I'm nuts.
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: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover Region: Iowa Hostas
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Ticker
Apr 26, 2010 8:10 AM CST

Moderator

Hey, at least you guys give your neighbors something to talk about so that they are leaving everyone else alone! Smiling LOL Think of it as doing a public service! Thumbs up
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
Apr 26, 2010 2:43 PM CST
Cat and Mouse reversion - found
Gypsy Rose - found one eye today
Loyalist - found

Only two left to find -
On Stage - always last to emerge
Whirlwind - is probably up but lost in the crocus foliage
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: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Cat Lover Bee Lover
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tcs1366
Apr 26, 2010 3:01 PM CST
My Whirlwind is up about 2" ... 2 eyes.

most of those i got last year. and most were 1 eye.... so anything more than ONE is great.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Dennis Szurgot
Topsham, Maine
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DASH
Apr 26, 2010 3:09 PM CST
Hi Ann,
Sounds good Drooling looks like your well on your way . Hurray! I on the other hand am a little worried , this is the first year I have a few M.I.A. I left some in pots and I'm hoping the others are just late comers to the party. - Dennis
Dennis
Name: Dennis Szurgot
Topsham, Maine
You can't unscramble scramble eggs
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DASH
Apr 26, 2010 3:12 PM CST
I agree
Dennis
Name: CJ
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Apr 26, 2010 3:23 PM CST
I don't worry about any MIA until late June usually. There are some that are smart enough to keep their heads down til 70-80 degree weather is here for good.
Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Cat Lover Bee Lover
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tcs1366
Apr 26, 2010 5:44 PM CST
there's a guy in the park, i'm assuming it's a guy... but this person bought a hosta last summer and it just sat in the nursery pot all year. at the end of the season, end of Sept or Oct, i actually thought to plant it, just so it wouldnt die.... low and behold, when we walked past this afternoon... there it was -- 2 eyes up and looking good.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

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
Apr 26, 2010 5:59 PM CST
Dennis - make sure those pots are well watered and be patient. I have a few in pots too (though they are duplicates). One is slow, but all the others are coming along well. One I overwintered last year was quite a bit slower. Don't panic yet.

Therese - I have to study pictures of Whirlwind from last year. I redid some markers and don't seem to have replaced the one for Whirlwind and I'm looking in the general vicinity. I have thousands of crocuses, so I think I've not looked in the right spot yet.
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: Dennis Szurgot
Topsham, Maine
You can't unscramble scramble eggs
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DASH
Apr 26, 2010 6:23 PM CST
Thanks Ann- BTW just finished looking at your collection on smugmug... WoW... What a wonderful collection, you've inspired me Thumbs up
Dennis

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