Hostas forum: Rainy Sunday pics

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Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Apr 26, 2010 7:01 AM CST
This is the first year that I can remember that all the trees are in bloom at once.

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Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Apr 26, 2010 7:08 AM CST
Hostas are coming up nicely.

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Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Apr 26, 2010 7:14 AM CST
H. Majesty is looking real good this year

Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Apr 26, 2010 7:17 AM CST
H. Atom Smasher is also looking quite happy.

Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Apr 26, 2010 7:22 AM CST
H. Fire Island looks good even without any sun to make it glow.

Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Apr 26, 2010 9:14 AM CST
The pics are looking good. Do you have 'Dragon Tails'? How does it compare to 'Atom Smasher'?

Ann

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Name: Jeff (allnitro)
Iowa
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BlackHawkGiboshi
Apr 26, 2010 4:22 PM CST
Very nice indeed Kit & Gary!
Jeff
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Apr 26, 2010 7:47 PM CST

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Kit and Gary's hostas always look good! :)
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Apr 26, 2010 9:17 PM CST
Thanks Jeff , Diann, and Ann. This is a very exciting time of year, watching all the hostas coming up.

Ann
We have Dragon Tails also. We haven't compared them side by side but I think the leaves on Atom Smasher are narrower and more elongated. I'll have to go out tomorrow and get a picture for comparison.
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Apr 27, 2010 6:50 AM CST
Ann
I checked on Dragon Tails this morning and it is just coming up and starting to unfurl so I can't get a good pic yet. However, it does appear to have a little wider leaf than A.S. In a week or so I should be able to compare better.

Gary
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Apr 27, 2010 7:28 AM CST
Thanks. I'll look forward to your comparison.
Ann

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Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
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conifers
Apr 29, 2010 12:39 PM CST
Great pics!!!

How is 'Majesty' different from 'Liberty'?
Elizabeth
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
May 7, 2010 6:55 AM CST
Here is a picture finally of Dragon Tails I took yesterday, Ann. I will follow with an updated photo of Atom Smasher taken yesterday.

Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
May 7, 2010 7:02 AM CST
Here is Atom Smasher. They are both about the same size. The leaves on Dragon Tails are shorter and wider. The color on Dragon Tails is a little more lime.

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Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
May 7, 2010 7:11 AM CST
Our Liberty is not very old so it's hard to make a comparison. It looks to me that Liberty might be very similar when it grows up.

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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
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ViolaAnn
May 7, 2010 7:50 PM CST
I think a side-by-side comparison would be necessary to tell the difference between Dragon Tails and Atom Smasher.
Ann

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Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
May 8, 2010 5:19 AM CST
The Leaves are definitely longer and narrower on Atom Smasher in our garden. You might contact Ron Livingston and see if he would be willing to sell a piece of Atom Smasher so you could make your own on site comparison. We plan to use both extensively in our breeding program this season. Atom Smasher is already a proven parent. Hopefully Dragon Tails will be also.

Gary
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
May 8, 2010 5:44 AM CST
Here's a side by side shot of leaves of atom and dragon. This one shows the shape best

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Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
May 8, 2010 5:46 AM CST
This shot shows the color better

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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
May 8, 2010 8:27 AM CST
Thanks. Unless Atom Smasher is commercially available, I won't be able to attain it as there's that international border between us. Someday, maybe.
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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