Hostas forum: Ottawa hostas

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 24, 2011 5:55 AM CST
Thought I would try posting some of mine. They mostly look really good this year with the exception of a few that got sunburnt in early June when we suddenly got hot, dry, sunny weather after weeks of rain and one that drawstringed quite badly because of the rain.

This thread has pictures of Allegan Fog to Janet.

Allegan Fog - I notice it's got a couple of leaves with too much green.

Alligator Shoes - was divided this year.

Thumb of 2011-06-24/ViolaAnn/d3323b Amy's Choice - my own seedling of Korean Snow.

Ani Machi (aka Geisha) - was divided this year. Sold several divisions and put the rest back in 3 groups.


Aristocrat is east of my house. About 8 feet between houses, both with white aluminum siding. When the sun finally came out in June after weeks of rain, it got a bit fried. I'll likely remove the leaves most affected.


Avalanche finally beginning to look really good.
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: 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
Jun 24, 2011 6:01 AM CST
One of several Baby Buntings which are looking good this year.

Bellringer. Was ordered as Liberty Bell but has stabilized to the margined form. That's OK because I was buying it with money the handbell choir I direct gave me. It appears to be a fast growing, possibly rhizomatous mound. I should be able to share it with my bell ringers in a few years.

Blue Ivory was new last year and is looking good in the shadow of Regal Splendor.

Blue Mouse Ears

Blue Shadows - first year I've been able to tell it apart from Tokudama Aurenebulosa and I have had both for a long time.

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: 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
Jun 24, 2011 6:06 AM CST
Blue Wedgwood - one of my favourite blues albeit a bit messy this time of year because of the tree overhead.

Bridegroom

Brother Stefan - looking good in its 3rd year. I may have to rethink its location.

Cameo - this is doing the best of the BB sports. I nearly lost them 2 years ago when they got waterlogged in a container where the drainage failed.

Captain Kirk was a single eye 2 years ago.
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: 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
Jun 24, 2011 6:13 AM CST
Cherry Berry

Chinese Sunrise is beginning to lose its early spring yellow colour.

Christmas Pageant got moved after I took this picture. This one is in its 4th year and really struggled the 2nd year I had it when something ate much of its crown (Vole? although I've never seen any other sign of voles). Anyway, it's been a long struggle, but it's doing well now and is very pretty.

clausa - one of several I have. This one can become a bully but is great in difficult conditions where nothing else wants to grow. The deep purple flower buds which never open provide a spectacular spot of colour in season.

Country Mouse - one of my smallest.
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: 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
Jun 24, 2011 6:19 AM CST
Thumb of 2011-06-24/ViolaAnn/e4a5e8 Cracker Crumbs is a fast-growing mini. I have border of it elsewhere and put three divisions in this pot with Teaspoon.

Cutting Edge looks like it was fed steroids last year.

Thumb of 2011-06-24/ViolaAnn/802a53 Dancing With Leila - my own seedling of Last Dance is AFAICT nearly identical to Dancing With Me. Quite unusual to get a marginated seedling.

Deja Blu - for some reason has never had the lightening bolt, but is still pretty.

Fire Island
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: 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
Jun 24, 2011 6:23 AM CST
Fireworks

First Frost really grew last year

Fragrant Bouquet was moved a few years ago to a new location with better light and water and is doing well.

Francee

Frosted Mouse Ears
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: 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
Jun 24, 2011 6:29 AM CST
Ghost Spirit - in the Ottawa climate, it stays mostly white in the centre.

Gold Drop is beginning to acquire its gold colour

Great Expectations - at least a decade old and never divided except when I removed a green sport a number of years ago.

Green Eyes is a happy mini.

Gypsy Rose is a plant to watch. Not growing very fast (3rd year) and sporting to something.
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: 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
Jun 24, 2011 6:55 AM CST
Harpoon

Hidden cove (a tiny one)

High Society

Ice Age Trail finally growing after being moved 2 years ago.

Ice Cream
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: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 24, 2011 8:19 AM CST
Very Pretty!!! Thanks for sharing Ann!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Lilies Peonies
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Ticker
Jun 24, 2011 1:42 PM CST

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Ann your stuff always looks so good! Beautiful!! Thanks for posting their pictures! :)
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
Jun 24, 2011 2:38 PM CST
Thank you. I ran out of time this morning. have more, but am thinking after this I should start a different thread.

Illicit Affair

Thumb of 2011-06-24/ViolaAnn/1ec69e Invincible - a nice, glossy green

Island Charm - seems smaller than what most people have. Have had this for quite a long time. slow to grow and shorter leaves than it should have.

Janet - after I divided off a sport. Decided it was easiest to take a spade to the plant; so I got 3 other divisions as well.

Thumb of 2011-06-24/ViolaAnn/e99d3b The Janet sport in my nursery bed.

We are having a thunder storm. BBL.
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: 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
Jun 24, 2011 5:03 PM CST
I think this thread is getting a bit long; so I will continue in a new thread. You'll find Jewel of the Nile - ??? at http://cubits.org/Hostas/thread/reply/59327/
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
N. Middlesex County, MA
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Northeast US
wha
Jul 1, 2011 5:00 PM CST
very nice collection
Bill

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