Hostas forum: Where are the hosta growers?

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Sep 30, 2011 6:03 PM CST
I thought hosta were one of the most popular plants......where are the pictures? Lets get busy and share and make the data base worth while. Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 1, 2011 9:52 AM CST
I'm here Paul, sorry it took so long to say hello to everyone but I was busy uploading some plants, Mostly Hostas. Only one thing I love more than growing Hostas and that's taking pictures of them and sharing them with other people who love them as much as I do!! Lovey dubby
Susan

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 1, 2011 10:41 AM CST
Glad you are here. Hope others will join us. One of our good hosta friends is going to contribute here after fall work is done. Thumbs up
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 1, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Sounds good Paul. Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Hi there! Couldn't garden without my Hostas.
As I found out the hard way when we moved 800 miles and left my Hostas behind!!
Took me 6 years to get most back. Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 1, 2011 12:13 PM CST
Good Job sandnsea2 ! Big Grin
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 12:46 PM CST
And I was heartbroken as some varieties were 15+ years old and alot of the varieties hard to find anymore. Some of the older varieties(1990's) I liked better.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 1, 2011 1:39 PM CST
OMG,I know you must have been very heartbroken! See if you can make a list of some of the varieties you are missing and I will help you look for them. I know of some good mail order companies, and some ship till November. I just received an order two days ago. I want to get them in the ground now so they can over winter and come up beautiful in spring. Plus I got about 40 left in the raised nursery bed, I must figure that out next year! (liners) Rolling my eyes.
Susan

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Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Oct 1, 2011 3:44 PM CST
Most of the hosta people I know are either gathering seed, dabbing, weeding, planting, or doing cleanup for fall. Busy busy.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 3:50 PM CST
That's so kind of you, Susan!! I think I am all set, but always can use more . LOL.
Who are the companies you like to deal with?
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 1, 2011 4:59 PM CST
Well, I just received an order from Hostas Direct and it's the second shipment from them, I was very happy with the selection and the hostas both times. I have used Naylor Creek, they were good too, they seem a little more expensive but you do what you got to do right. Then there Hallson's, Newhampshire Hostas,Country Boy's,Gardenharvestsupply,Yahoo coop,and Bentley Gardens, they have a coop also but I ordered from Bentley through eBay. I have ordered several times from eBay but I read the feedback carefully to make sure they know what they are doing when it comes to packing. The other companies I mentioned are all good companies, they are listed on Dave's watchdog. Country Boy's and Gardenharvestsupply sent small plants and the others were big, except where I specified that I wanted a starter for a reduced price. Anyway I got some huge divisions from Hostas direct for 3.99 they were having a fall blow out sale and getting ride of the Mature divisions. I bought ten of them things!
NewHampshireHosta is having 40% off right now and Hallson's is having 25%off and Hostas Direct still has some large divisions and starters for 67% off !!! Hurray! Hurray!

http://www.hostasdirect.com/hostas-for-sale?hosta_maturity=3...
http://www.nhhostas.com/weekly-specials.htm?pi=2
http://www.perennialnursery.com/


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Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 5:09 PM CST
Great information, Susan! Thank you! Thumbs up
Which supplier sent the hostas in your photo #2?
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 1, 2011 6:12 PM CST
Oh, sorry. Blinking The winner was... Hostas Direct. Hurray!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 6:33 PM CST
I liked the offerings at NH Hostas. Which photo is theirs?
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 1, 2011 6:54 PM CST
None of the three was NH but these are all from New Hampshire Hosta. Thumbs up
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Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 7:10 PM CST
those look great! Thanks, Susan!
You know I am running out of space, but I will think of something! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Dennis Szurgot
Topsham, Maine
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DASH
Oct 2, 2011 7:49 AM CST
AlwaysWeeding said:Most of the hosta people I know are either gathering seed, dabbing, weeding, planting, or doing cleanup for fall. Busy busy.


Hi everyone...I would have to agree with AW ...Busy ,Busy.
Dennis
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 2, 2011 10:18 AM CST
Me too Dennis! I planted another shipment of Hostas yesterday and transplanted 5 bushes. Today I am collecting seed and mulching. Boy am I tired, I need to go back to work! Come-on Monday!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Dennis Szurgot
Topsham, Maine
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DASH
Oct 3, 2011 3:29 PM CST
Hilarious! Thumbs up
Dennis
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Oct 10, 2011 12:52 PM CST
Hi all my Hosta friends!! I am busy preparing for winter!! LOL -- cutting back, cutting back, cutting back!

Will be on later adding photo's and chatting thru the winter!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6

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