Hostas forum: Anyone order hosta yet?

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Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
Feb 13, 2011 1:55 PM CST
I did, I did! And it makes me feel optimistic that spring is not that far off. :)

I've ordered...

'Rainbow's End'
'Alex Summers'

And I already have (thanks to Land of the Giants Hosta Farm selling at the Wisconsin Garden Expo this weekend)...

'Chain Lightning'
'London Fog'

I can't wait until it's time to plant them. I sense another new bed in the front yard, plus another bed revamp for the small existing bed along the fence. It's fun to tackle those things in spring when I'm full of ambition. Thumbs up

Here's a look at 'Golden Tiara' emerging last year to remind us of what we have to look forward to.

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How about some glorious bleeding hearts?

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And here's 'Krossa Regal' making its appearance.

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And 'Frances Williams'...I seem to have photos of all the old school hostas from last year. ;)

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So, have you ordered anything? Have a wish list? C'mon, hostaholics...I know you're out there just waiting for spring. Thumbs up
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Feb 15, 2011 3:22 PM CST
I ordered something but cant for the life of me remember what it was -- I better go ask taynor. Confused Confused

Here is Christmas Tree coming out of hiding after a hard Spring Frost last year:
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And Great Expectations peeking out (doesnt look so great - lol):
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2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 27, 2011 8:16 AM CST
I've ordered
Frank Lloyd Wright
Blue Wu
Funny Mouse
Forbidden Fruit
Lakeside Paisley Print
Obscene Gesture
Rare Breed
Captain's Adventure
Breeder's Love
Dancing Mouse
Hands Up
The Right One
Volcano Fire
Wheee
Paradise On Fire
Magic Fire
Enduring Beacon
Lakeside Shadows
Lakeside Fantasy Fulfilled
Sails Ho
Dark Nebula
Ace of Spades
Misty Gold
Pink Panther
Alliteration (a new one from NGP)

Can't wait for Spring and warmer weather!
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
Feb 27, 2011 1:29 PM CST
Rose, that's quite an order! Can't wait to see photos of some of those babies when they're planted. :)
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 27, 2011 2:24 PM CST
I said that I was gonna go "lite" on ordering this year, but now that I see the list I think I may have lied a bit! Only 21 more days 'til spring!
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Mar 2, 2011 10:03 AM CST

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Wow, you guys are moving right along with your ordering!! I need to plant what I bought last year. However, I do need to order Blue Wu... :)
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
Mar 14, 2011 7:22 PM CST
I keep seeing 'Lakeside Paisley Print' everywhere I look lately. I think I'm going to have to track that one down, because it's obviously trying to tell me something.

Here's a photo from In the Country Garden Gifts site.

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source: http://doleaf.com/listings/935-hosta-lakeside-paisley-print-...
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Mar 15, 2011 7:18 PM CST
K,

I hope it's as pretty as it looks! I ordered it from Naylor Creek.

Rose
Name: Jeff (allnitro)
Iowa
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BlackHawkGiboshi
Mar 16, 2011 3:15 AM CST
It should be. I picked up 3 of them early last year and will be planting them in a triangle shape to make fuller mound quicker.

Yes they looked great also. Thumbs up
Jeff
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Mar 16, 2011 6:58 PM CST
Jeff,

Nice to hear from you! I had to go it alone this year. Didn't see any beautiful pics of yours to put on my wish list! I think I did okay, though!

I hope that the weather is nicer this spring in Washington. Those two guys need a break after last year!
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
Mar 16, 2011 10:20 PM CST
Wouldn't mind at all if you showed us some of your top "picks" for this year, Jeff. ;)
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Name: Jeff (allnitro)
Iowa
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BlackHawkGiboshi
Mar 17, 2011 4:23 AM CST
Well I have been following along and hope I take more pics this year and will try and post some. It won't be long now and we will have lots to photograph. I have a good crop of seedlings again and I should start a seedling pic thread.

'Frank Lloyd Wright' would be my top pick of the newest intros for 2011, it will make for a stand out center piece for a garden bed.

Naylor Creek has a very impressive list this year for new plants. It would be hard to pick any bad ones. You have already mentioned 'Lakeside Paisly Print' and I guess if you were to add 10 new ones and counting these 2 in no perticular order I would get.

'Prince of Darkness', 'Smoke Signals', 'Gretchen's Grace', 'Curly Fries', 'Titanium', 'Nippers', 'Atomic Elvis', and 'Star Wars'

But these are just a few of what looks good this year to me.


Have a great spring and Happy St. Patty's Day!
Jeff
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
Mar 17, 2011 7:12 AM CST
Ooo, cool list! 'Captain's Adventure' is another one I've had my eye on, but it's in very short supply.

http://www.naylorcreek.com/main/h_images/capad.jpg
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Mar 17, 2011 12:04 PM CST
Nice list Jeff!!
Love them all -- of course now they have become part of my wishlist!!
And thanks to you Karen, Captain's Adventure is now on there too!

I have ordered about 20 with these 3 streaked hosta's on the top of the list:
Hosta, Foxfire Palm Sunday
Hosta, Lakeside Zing Zang
Hosta, Fickle Blue Genes

Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Mar 17, 2011 4:34 PM CST
I had to check my list from Naylor Creek to make sure I had that one ordered! Woo Hoo, I do! Here is a cool one from Northern Grown Perennials that I ordered! Hope this works....


http://mwt.net/~ngp/hostaintros.htm
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Mar 19, 2011 3:03 PM CST
That is a really neat Hosta -- Never seen one like that before!!! Cant wait to hear how it does for you!! (then of course trade fo ra division!!!)

Whistling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hostas Dog Lover
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kaylyred
Mar 19, 2011 9:55 PM CST
I kept looking at 'Alliteration,' too. I'm a writer by trade, so how could I not like a hosta with a name that references a literary term? Sticking tongue out

It's definitely cool, but I couldn't quite justify the price yet. I'm anxious to hear how it does for you, too, Rose! And, of course, we're going to want photos. Thumbs up
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Mar 20, 2011 7:52 AM CST
Christine,

Trades are definitely not out of the question!

Kaylyred,

If you're interested in this hosta, check out 'Filagree' or 'Cynthia'. Very similar looking plants. If you're interested in just the name (which I do buy them for the name sometimes!), they don't seem to come down in price on their own hostas.

And, I will definitely be posting pics this year!

Rose
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Mar 20, 2011 6:33 PM CST
That sounds great!! Cant wait to see the pics!!! Thumbs up Thumbs up
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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
Mar 27, 2011 12:52 PM CST
here are my new ones for this year...

just got Fried Green Tomatoes in the mail from a trade

Arc De Triumph
Blue Mouse Ears
El Nino
Frosted Mouse Ears
Roller Coaster Ride

Liners
Climax
Fragrant Blue
Inspire Greatness Oreo Cream
Rainforest Sunrise
Vulcan
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

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