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Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Mar 27, 2010 1:39 PM CST
Give us your version

You know you're a hostaholic when you take along a notepad on garden tours (to add to your wish list).
Name: Kay
Lincoln, Nebraska
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chickadee
Mar 27, 2010 4:40 PM CST
You know you're a hostaholic when you can not resist rescuing and taking home every tiny little reject hosta from landscaping jobs. Also when you will create a new bed to put them in Rolling my eyes. And when you covet thy neighbor's hostas and will ask for divisions... Rolling my eyes.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Mar 27, 2010 9:09 PM CST

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You know you're a hostaholic when you read stuff like this and identify with it... Rolling my eyes.
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Mar 27, 2010 9:23 PM CST
...when you start tracking and counting your hostas (mainly so you won't buy it again cause you love that one so much).
Name: Kathy Shadrack
Boston, NY
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irisborer
Mar 28, 2010 5:34 AM CST
You know you're a hostaholic when you get home and find that - despite your list - you already have the hosta you just bought. *Blush*
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Mar 28, 2010 7:24 AM CST
All of the above plus:
You know you are a hostaholic when you will take a 400 mile road trip at the drop of a hat to purchase hostas from someone you have never met.


Gary
Name: Jeff (allnitro)
Iowa
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BlackHawkGiboshi
Mar 28, 2010 7:36 AM CST
I don't think I am but if to mow your lawn is having a strip the mowers width wide through out your whole lawn because of hosta beds count I might be getting close.


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Jeff
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Mar 28, 2010 8:12 AM CST
Jeff,
Too funny!!
I do the same. If I buy a new mower I'll have to measure it to be sure it will fit down my paths!
Hi, my name is Kit, and I am a hostaholic
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Mar 28, 2010 4:00 PM CST

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Who needs paths?? LOL
Name: CindyD
Peachtree City, GA
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weeding
Mar 29, 2010 12:29 AM CST
You know you're a hostaholic when you don't have room for more Hostas, but you continue to buy them.
You know you're a hostaholic when you realize that pretty soon your number of Hosta may exceed the number of days in a year. I'm not there yet though! Rolling on the floor laughing
Dream as if you have forever. Live as if you only have today.
Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
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conifers
Mar 29, 2010 8:56 AM CST
You know you're a hostaholic when:
- You don't even need your mower for the paths because the weed whacker works just fine. Big Grin
- You bristle when your neighbor asks how many types of hostas you have, then replies "I have that many too!" when you know she only has lancifolia, Ventricosa and undulata.
- You make most of your catalog plant purchases for the following year eight months before the plants will be shipped to your house.
- You refer to pips, scapes and eyes with love in your voice.
- You wage war on slugs and hunt them ferociously at night with a flashlight and sprayer bottle.
- Your "I Dig Hostas" shirt is embarassingly well worn but you still wear it proudly.

Elizabeth
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Mar 29, 2010 3:26 PM CST
Love many of the above.

How about You know you're a hostaholic

- when you do the annual kneel and feel to determine whether they are coming up yet.
- when you count and keep track of the pips that come up each year.
- when your thighs get numb from holding and reading the "Hostapedia"
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: CindyD
Peachtree City, GA
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weeding
Mar 29, 2010 9:12 PM CST
Ann, I'm glad I am not the only one that do the kneel and feel. Rolling on the floor laughing
Dream as if you have forever. Live as if you only have today.
Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
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conifers
Mar 30, 2010 7:53 AM CST
I got caught by my neighbor doing the kneel and feel. I couldn't find Foxfire Bamm Bamm and was getting all worked up on Sunday. She had come around the garage to ask me what the name of one of my conifers in the front of the house is (Picea glauca 'Rainbow's End') and surprised me. *Blush*
Elizabeth
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Jul 14, 2010 9:07 PM CST
bump - I know some of you have additions now that we are outside enjoying ourselves in the shade.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jul 14, 2010 9:39 PM CST
........ you don't care that your well pump went out cause you have just finished watering all of your Hosta's!! (true story) Blinking
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Name: Jane Jiroutek
Cedar Rapids, IA
jajiro
Jul 15, 2010 9:43 PM CST
Guess we are after buying quite a few mini, small & tiny hosta's I moved other plants so I could make a dry river bed with rocks just for the MINI'S, and bought mini lights just for that area!!!!!

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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Jul 16, 2010 9:07 AM CST

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Very nice! :)
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
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TwinLakesChef
Jul 17, 2010 8:29 AM CST
I am a "mini" hostaholic and you have just enabled me with your 'min' bed. Mini lights! I'm getting those!
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Name: Jane Jiroutek
Cedar Rapids, IA
jajiro
Jul 17, 2010 8:34 AM CST
The Mini lights are from Menards and are deck lights that I put on a stick and stuck in the ground. The light also comes down the botton onto the rocks, it is awsome.
Jane

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