Hostas forum: A few of my newest acquisitions

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Name: Diann
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May 16, 2010 7:20 PM CST

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My friend Philip Mears had his plant sale on Saturday. Here are a couple of my new acquisitions. Smiling

Snow Mouse

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Name: Diann
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May 16, 2010 7:25 PM CST

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While we were wandering around Philip's gardens, when my husband, Dan, happened to notice a little hosta that he really liked. It was Baby Bunting. Philip wasn't dividing his just yet, but, the next place we went to, Web Walk Way, had it and now so do we. This is one of the first times Dan has ever taken an interest in my hostas. Smiling Slowly but surely I'm bringing him to the dark side. Smiling LOL

Baby Bunting



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Name: Diann
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May 16, 2010 7:27 PM CST

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And just for fun, the poppies in my gardens are popping in and amongst the hostas, so.... Smiling

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Name: Cj
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AlwaysWeeding
May 16, 2010 7:40 PM CST
Look out Dan, you will soon be one of us...
Name: Diann
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May 16, 2010 7:42 PM CST

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We just won't tell him that yet, ok? Smiling He wondered where I planted it, and I told him over in the "Land of the Mini's."

Name: Cj
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AlwaysWeeding
May 16, 2010 7:48 PM CST
Judi was tickled when Dick came with us to Des Moines (2 yr. ago?) on a garden tour. He pointed to a couple and said "we have that one, don't we?" AND he was right.
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
May 16, 2010 7:54 PM CST
C.J.
How was roundup? Did you guys behave yourselves?

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Name: Cj
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AlwaysWeeding
May 16, 2010 8:07 PM CST
We thorouhly enjoyed ourselves. Talked alot with Moby and Dave, and Jeff and Marie. We had a nice visit/stay with Arlene's friend Rachael and her family. Rode a restored trolly car, watched (forgot the name of it) - a parachute small air vehicle (big fan like a swamp buggy and rides 2 passengers). Exchanged some plants, ate good pot-luck. Rachel located a flea market for us to visit on the way home. A very nice relaxing weekend.
Name: Kit and Gary
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kitgary
May 16, 2010 10:17 PM CST
Sounds good. How was the weather?
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
May 17, 2010 6:02 AM CST
Ticker said:While we were wandering around Philip's gardens, when my husband, Dan, happened to notice a little hosta that he really liked. It was Baby Bunting. Philip wasn't dividing his just yet, but, the next place we went to, Web Walk Way, had it and now so do we. This is one of the first times Dan has ever taken an interest in my hostas. Smiling Slowly but surely I'm bringing him to the dark side. Smiling LOL


That's awesome! My husband will praise my gardening efforts, but he usually doesn't get excited about anything, until...my he went on a mission with our kids to find me a hosta that I wanted for Mother's Day. I tried to make it easy on him: when my daughter asked which hosta I needed for my collection I told her one I knew would be easy to remember and that was at the local nursery--'Maui Buttercups." So, the Saturday before Mother's Day, off my family went. But...

the nursery was sold out of 'Maui Buttercups.' Sad So my little troupe asked the nursery staff to explain why they'd said they had the plant in (they'd called ahead) when actually they didn't. The manager was apologetic. She looked over the entire nursery to make sure they didn't have one set up with a display somewhere. No luck. So they picked out 'Blue Mouse Ears' instead. I already have a BME, but now I have two more. You can never have too many BMEs, right? Thumbs up

At any rate, I think that trip started to make DH interested in hostas...just a little. I told him that I wanted to put some Star Trek themed hostas in my next bed and he was pretty excited. I pointed out some photos of 'Captain Kirk' and 'Vulcan' and 'Enterprise.' He said, "Well, the bed can't just have three hostas..." So he came up with the idea for a sci-fi theme, which opens the field up a lot. I like the way he thinks. hehe

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Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
May 17, 2010 7:33 AM CST
Good move, Karen (whatever works). He will start noticing the differences in plants, then deciding what he likes about each besides the names.

KitGary - the weather was perfect as well for the whole trip. Sunny, light breeze. Overcast for the drive back. What more could you ask?
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
May 17, 2010 7:39 AM CST
I love the little Snow Mouse you picked up!!! and the "land of Mini's"..... I am going to have to create a little "Land of the Mini's" too! I have mine kind of mixed in a few different spots. I will have to get some shots on here.... Hurray!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 18, 2010 9:35 PM CST
I have a Mouse garden with a smug wire cat overlooking it. You'll find 'Country Mouse', 'Blue Mouse Ears', 'Holy Mouse Ears', 'Frosted Mouse Ears', 'Cat and Mouse' and to be added when they arrive, 'Snow Mouse' and 'Mouse Trap'.

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Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
May 18, 2010 9:39 PM CST
I love the idea of a Mouse garden with the cat overseeing it all, Ann. Looks incredibly cute. Thumbs up
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Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
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conifers
May 19, 2010 10:20 AM CST
It seems the guys are more interested in the minis! I love the big ones and Andy really likes the minis...must just say something about our personalities Big Grin
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
May 19, 2010 1:31 PM CST
Whistling Way too funny Elizabeth!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6

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