Hostas forum: 2016 emerging hosta progress report

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Apr 29, 2016 4:01 PM CST
April 29 hosta progress report

Hostas on my check list to look for : 210 plus some seedlings

Hostas I’ve actually looked for so far : 128

The rest are in spots that are hard to get to without risk of stepping on other plants or in spots I’ve just not gotten to yet.

Hostas found from that 128: 81 or 63.2%

Some of the hostas I've looked for are coming up under crocus foliage. A great many are just starting to appear and were found only by feeling around. I expect I didn't look in quite the right spot for some of them. I found quite a few that I was unable to find 5 days ago. Hurray!

I'll try to look for more later this weekend.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 29, 2016 4:21 PM CST
Sounds like spring has finally arrived in your area! Hurray!
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
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ViolaAnn
Apr 30, 2016 12:21 PM CST
Yes indeed. Though still pretty chilly overnight and early in the day. Worked in the garden a bit this morning and am heading back out there. Started digging hostas out of my veggie garden. Most in pots were overwintered there. Some are destined for a plant sale late in May and others will go into troughs in my garden. There was a high percentage of emerging plants but I've not yet tallied them.
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
Apr 30, 2016 4:07 PM CST
Update for today. I got all the hostas in pots that were wintering in my veggie garden dug up and they are looking good. I've also modified my list to be 211 plus a host of seedlings and plants set aside last autumn for the May plant sale. Most everything is looking good though it's still a bit early for some of them. I'm not sure about my Baby Bunting family which I left in their large plastic pot. Not sure it was adequately covered with unscreened compost, but we'll see. The tally at the moment is 211 looked for and 151 found (71.6%). A very large proportion of those not found are under crocus foliage and it's hard to see where they could be or they are in a large hosta garden and the risk of stepping on a plant at this time of year is too high to venture into the middle of it. Others are traditional late comers. Nothing in my garden is yet unfurled though my 'First Frost' is getting close.

It's supposed to rain tomorrow and Monday and we need it. I'm hoping that some moisture will spur on the growth. BTW, I've got one pot of some healthy hosta but have no idea what it is. I hope I recognize it once it unfurls. Sticking tongue out
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 1, 2016 12:00 AM CST
All of mine are up and growing.

When I moved years ago I moved all my Hostas and planted them in the front garden until I had my shade garden ready in the back. The front was full sun so a lot of them fried by August but they were bigger growing in sun with lots of water. I noticed I missed moving one that was behind a bush in the front last Fall when the leaves from the bush had died.

I made a mental note to move it early Spring. I went looking for it and stepped on it and broke one of the eyes. It was not my favorite hosta but I did not want it sitting somewhere unseen. It was Black HIlls. It has been back there for 4 yrs. hiding. Rolling on the floor laughing

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