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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Cookies4kids
Jun 20, 2015 5:21 AM CST
I don't see a thread like this for Hostas as we have for Daylilies, Perennials, etc. Would this be ok to start or did I miss something similar.
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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Cookies4kids
Jun 20, 2015 6:20 AM CST
I am looking forward to this week of Hostas and hoping to learn many new things. I have several NOIDS that I hope I can get identification for. I moved a couple of nice ones yesterday knowing this isn't the best time for that, but I am hoping the overnight rains will keep them upright.
My Hostas follow the woods, so problems with tree roots has taken a toll on the poor things. Someone suggested an application of 10-10-10 and that seems to have done the trick. I applied it twice this spring , and they are really looking great again. I hope to lift the smaller ones and remove the tree roots, but that will be in the fall or early next spring.

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 20, 2015 7:28 AM CST
Pretty shade beds! I've never really paid attention, but you're right...we need one of these threads here! Thanks for starting it. Maybe there will be more activity on the hosta forum with this thread?
Name: Vivian
Southeastern Michigan (Zone 6b)
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ViviansTreasures
Jun 20, 2015 7:33 AM CST
This area gets shade only part of the day. The plants use to have more shade but we had to take down the trees that provided most of that shade. I fight with keepin these healthy. I am going to try the feeding tips. THANKS
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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Cookies4kids
Jun 20, 2015 2:56 PM CST
That's a pretty spot, Vivian. I have many Hostas that get half day sun and do pretty well. My favorite hosta for sun all day, or shade, or anything you can throw at it is Francee. It's an old one that is attractive and never lets you down even when it fails to have enough water. I have given so many of those plants away, and it just fills right back in again. You will probably have to click on the picture to enlarge it, but you can see a whole row of Francee on the lower wall.
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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Cookies4kids
Jun 20, 2015 3:18 PM CST
Here is one of my mystery Hostas. Everyone comments on the streaks, and some think it's a disease of some kind. It is perfectly healthy and looks like this each year, but I don't think it's named correctly. It was sold to me as Blue Edger, but when I look that up, I don't see my plant.
Anyone have any ideas?

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Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Jun 20, 2015 5:59 PM CST
Karen, could it be Spilt Mike?
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jun 20, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Did you mean Spilt Milk?
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Cookies4kids
Jun 20, 2015 7:34 PM CST
I am sure you are right Susie. Thanks for solving the puzzle.

Larry, she is probably typing on an iPad like I am doing, and I can't believe the words that this thing comes up with. Makes me look like I need to go back and take high school Engish again, lol.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jun 20, 2015 7:43 PM CST
Hey, I use a desktop but my spell checker not only checks my poor spelling it often totally rejects my words and places in its opinion of what I meant.
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 20, 2015 8:40 PM CST
I did go outside today and took a few pics of some of my hosta. Don't have names for most of them.
Here is one of my larger hosta great color and texture on these leaves.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 20, 2015 8:50 PM CST
Looks like Krossa Regal......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 20, 2015 9:38 PM CST
Thanks Paul, Here is another one It's pretty big, too. Need to get that Quince sucker out of there.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 20, 2015 9:42 PM CST
I love golds for the contrast they bring. I wouldn't have a guess on this one.....
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 21, 2015 5:30 AM CST
I ordered hostas from a Co-op years and years ago but lost the tags and never did get them listed. So I have some very nice named varieties but no id on them. Also I have picked up quite a few from plant swaps that came with no name. So many of the hosta look similar so it is hard to ID them. Here is another of my hosta just love the colors on this one.
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I think this one could be my fav so hard to choose. There are so many shades in the leaves when you look close
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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Cookies4kids
Jun 21, 2015 5:37 AM CST
How about Sum and Substance on that big one Holly?
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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Cookies4kids
Jun 21, 2015 5:57 AM CST
This is one of my new favorites in the hosta world. I planted it mid summer last year, and I can't believe how it took off. I don't think I have ever had a hosta do as well as this one is doing.

OLD GLORY
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Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jun 21, 2015 6:15 AM CST
Holly, could that last white variegated hosta be 'Patriot?"

I love that blue one!
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Jun 21, 2015 8:17 AM CST
Karen, your hosta is not Spilt Milk. It looks like it is infected probably with a virus.

Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 21, 2015 8:19 AM CST
I agree with Gerry......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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