Hostas forum: A few of my favorites in my gardens

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 7, 2015 4:59 PM CST
Alex Summers
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Blue Lettuce (just got this one last year before Q & Z closed)


Dawn's Early Light
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Fallen Angel
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Grand Prize
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Hawkeye
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Love Pat
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Montana Hida-no-hana
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Paradigm
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Prairie Sky and Dawn's Early Light
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Sir Richard
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War Paint
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 7, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Thanks for the lovely pictures Rose....of the group you show I only have Paradigm so it was a treat to see yours.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
May 8, 2015 7:58 PM CST

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Lovely, just lovely! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
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alwaysbehindMN
May 8, 2015 8:05 PM CST
My 'War Paint' really caught my eye today! Just a couple of days ago the leaves hadn't unfurled yet, but today it sent me running for the camera!
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I've had it for 10 years and it has always had a few beautiful leaves, but never increased much in size. But this year I think it might take "the leap" that it should have had the 3rd year! With its piecrust edges it stays very beautiful even after it turns green! Rose, has your plant been slow also?
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 8, 2015 11:01 PM CST
Linda - regarding your "War paint" hosta: try using organic liquid fish fertilizer on your hostas. if you're interested in them growing faster and bigger that is... we have 70 hostas in our yard and we use it in diluted form on all of them. dilute it down to roughtly one quarter of the recommendations then simply water as you normally would. especially in the early growth stages. works wonders! growth is accelerated, volume is increased, and the colors are much more vivid. also seems to make new plants produce more shoots than you'd think they would. we have several 3-4 year plants that look like 6-7 year plants.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 16, 2015 8:40 PM CST
Linda,

Sorry I forgot to check on this thread...I had mine for 3 years and it didn't do much. Then I moved it, and it must like where it's at now! It's been in this spot now for several years and has grown to be a large plant. I divided it last year and it's looking really nice again this year. I just use 10 10 10 fertilizer in the spring and give it plenty of water throughout the growing season.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 18, 2015 3:36 PM CST
A few more that are looking nice (of course I won't show the ugly ones!)

Potomac Pride and Love Pat
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Black Mama


Blue Wu
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Cat and Mouse (I had to separate a large piece from it that was solid colored) Angry
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Eye Declare
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Half and Half
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Kiwi Full Monty
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Lakeside Butterball
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Little Aurora
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Sum and Substance and Wheaton Blue
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The King and Sleeping Beauty
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Typhoon


War Party
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Abba Dabba Do
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Blue Challenger
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 18, 2015 8:03 PM CST
Gorgeous Hostas Rose......they look healthy and happy.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
OH (Zone 5a)
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Pandora
May 22, 2015 8:09 PM CST
Uuuuus and Ahhhhhs all around. Rose you have some gorgeous hostas. I've had War Paint on my list for years,,, one of these days. Never heard of War Party. I'll add that too.

Thanks for the tour. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 18, 2015 7:22 AM CST
A few more from my garden walk today

Prairie Rainbow
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Sail Ho
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Gunther's Prize
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Sweet Home Chicago bud
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Jun 18, 2015 7:50 AM CST
Nice, I like Prairie Rainbow. My friends Gunther's Pride is mutating to something else.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
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Rose1656
Jun 18, 2015 8:10 AM CST
I had to split mine a few years ago. I was getting some solid eyes in it. So far it seems to be doing okay. Just one of many that I have to keep an eye on.
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Cookies4kids
Jun 18, 2015 2:03 PM CST
Love all your Hostas, Rose. I really like Gunthers Prize and some of the blues.
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 29, 2015 8:56 PM CST
The only hosta I own right now is blue mouse ears (a friend just gave it to me last week), but I love looking at all of the pictures of your hostas! How beautiful! I intend to add a few more hostas to my collection over time, but I haven't had the time to figure out which ones I want yet. Your pictures are giving me great ideas, though!
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
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Rose1656
Jul 30, 2015 7:50 AM CST
Glad I could help you out Dogsanddaylilies! You might want to visit [url=www.hostalibrary.org]www.hostalibrary.org[/url] for a few more ideas...just a few!
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Aug 3, 2015 9:24 AM CST
Green Grin! Big Grin Green Grin!
Ann

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