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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 11, 2010 7:25 PM CST

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Let the Hosta buying commence!!

I couldn't resist.

Dancing Queen! Look how bright this little dancer is! Big Grin

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Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Apr 11, 2010 7:29 PM CST
I thought you were outside getting your hands dirty. Where did you buy hosta already?
Name: Diann
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Apr 11, 2010 7:41 PM CST

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Palo. Smiling LeAnn twisted my arm.... She got one and I got two. Smiling LOL
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Apr 12, 2010 5:06 AM CST
last weekend when we stopped at Goodes Nursery in Des Moines they had hostas out for sale already. We had to pass, we already have too many to find homes for this spring.

Gary
Name: Diann
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Apr 12, 2010 5:54 AM CST

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That's what happens when you play around with hybridizing, Gary. Smiling LOL
Name: Jeff (allnitro)
Iowa
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BlackHawkGiboshi
Apr 12, 2010 4:13 PM CST
I got to hang out with Judi yesterday in Des Moines..................................what a treat! I know what you mean about finding homes for what I already have but I bet Marie is in a bigger deal..........she just counted what she still has in pots for hosta and it's over 400 named plants! Hilarious!

I am only 80ish named ones in pots...............never mind what will be in the mail soon. Rolling my eyes.

And yes the 1000+ seedlings I will be going through too Hilarious!

I am on a very tight city lot aren't I Collette? Big Grin
Jeff
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Apr 12, 2010 4:49 PM CST
Wow - I thought my 50 hostas and just as many daylilies was bad. You make me feel better. Your plants are gonna be like sardines when you get them into the ground.
Sorry I missed you guys yesterday. I really had to get started in the yard. So much grass and so many weeds already out there.
Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
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conifers
Apr 13, 2010 8:43 AM CST
Wow, I'm way behind. I have "only" 16 on order for this year and none in pots. I did send an email to Naylor Creek yesterday to see if they can ship my order at the end of April rather than the beginning of May, have not heard back from them yet. 15 of my 16 newbies are coming from them Thumbs up

This weekend I fertilized and started weeding. I also put slug bait under a few overturned plastic pots and "watered" the bait, targeting the areas that had the worst slug damage last year. That is a new tactic for me for 2010. Big Grin
Elizabeth
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Apr 13, 2010 10:53 AM CST

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Good for you, Elizabeth!! Smiling
Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
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conifers
Apr 13, 2010 11:48 AM CST
Well, I need to keep up appearances at least until after the party in May! *Blush*
Elizabeth
Name: Kathy Shadrack
Boston, NY
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irisborer
Apr 14, 2010 3:12 AM CST
I'm expecting an order from Naylor Creek next week as well (and I think I'll see if I can sneak a few extras on it.... *Blush* ).

The voles were so selective in what they took out, I'd think it was personal. Our favorite hosta last year was 'Roller Coaster Ride'. This year, it is no more. It has gone to plant heaven.... joined by 'Candy Dish'.
Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
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conifers
Apr 14, 2010 7:06 AM CST
Kathy, you are bad! I want to sneak in a few more too...but I promised myeself that I would not. Crying
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Apr 19, 2010 5:17 PM CST
I have only a few on order this year. One of the Ontario nurseries had a two-day 20% off sale over the weekend. The same nursery has been tracking down a 'Liberty Bell' for me - but it didn't come last year. I had also asked them to hold a 'Vanilla Cream' since I have 3 sports from it. And the new ones I ordered are:
'Blue Ivory', 'Mouse Trap', 'Peace', 'Snow Mouse' and 'Summer Snow'.

I have a good hosta nursery nearby and may buy a few, but I try to limit my mail-order to one nursery each year to save on shipping.

Ann
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Name: Dennis Szurgot
Topsham, Maine
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DASH
Apr 24, 2010 12:59 PM CST
Well Folks,
I took the plunge today and bought six hosta. Actually my wife brought home 'Blue Wedgwood' ,(it might be my third one) then I saw 'Twilight ' at one garden center then 'Great Expectations', ' Sugar Daddy' , 'Blue Angel' and 'Fireworks'. Big Grin Now where to plant...??
Dennis
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Apr 24, 2010 4:42 PM CST

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Blue Angel is a great hosta, but put it where it will have lots of room. Mine is huge. Smiling It is still my favorite hosta.
Smiling

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Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
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conifers
Apr 24, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Diann, your 'Blue Angel' is GORGEOUS.

I don't know what my favorite hosta is...I don't think I could pick just one!
Elizabeth
Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
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tcs1366
Apr 24, 2010 6:39 PM CST
Diann... how long have you had your Blue Angel??

I checked my files, i got mine in June of 07 ... i think it was ONE eye last year.
Hadn't seen any yet this year, but i left Wisc on Monday... so i'm sure it's up by now.

Guess i'm hoping for more than ONE eye for this year.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Dennis Szurgot
Topsham, Maine
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DASH
Apr 24, 2010 8:46 PM CST
Diann, that is one big hosta ...wow! Thumbs up
Dennis
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Apr 24, 2010 9:16 PM CST

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Thanks guys. It's probably 15 years or so old.. I suppose eventually I'll need to divide it, but until it declines I'm not messing with it.

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