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Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 23, 2016 9:35 PM CST
Do you have a list of the top/best Hosta Vendors?
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Jul 24, 2016 6:03 AM CST
Good morning, Betsy.

Have you considered buying from members? Every spring I offer over fifty cultivars including the hosta of the year. Prices are very reasonable for quality plants. Take a look at my list, and remember that I will list which ones will be for sale.

In the past I bought from QandZ nurseries, but they are no longer selling hostas. If I want a hosta, but I am not going to buy large quantities, I will buy from Wade and Gatton or Plants Delight.

Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 6:24 AM CST
I would consider buying from members. Do you have a price list?

What months do you sell.
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 6:28 AM CST
How do I "watch" a forum?

I'm already watching threads but I want to watch the forum. ???
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 6:33 AM CST
Late last night I was stumbling around on my own looking for "Liberty" because that's the most mentioned favorite large Hosta.

I bought this because the reviews say it is a very slow grower.


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Pandora
Jul 24, 2016 7:27 AM CST
Betsy, on the left side of screen there is a blue menu area. Click on forums. Just under forums will be "watch this forum".
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jul 24, 2016 7:36 AM CST
@SpringGreenThumb

I'm not sure where you're located in Utah, but there's a member on here named Paul that's in the Salt Lake City area, I believe. He may also be able to give you some names of local nurseries that he shops at. He has a thread on here with some beautiful pictures. Some vendors offer free shipping with a minimum order in the early spring. The problem with online is the cost of shipping...I usually end up buying more than I intended just to make it a better deal. But that might not be such a bad thing! Whistling
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Master Level
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profesora
Jul 24, 2016 7:45 AM CST
Betsy, I will sell you an adult Liberty for $12, plus shipping. Later today I will supply a list with prices.
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 7:46 AM CST
Pandora said:Betsy, on the left side of screen there is a blue menu area. Click on forums. Just under forums will be "watch this forum".


I'm on my cell phone.... It doesn't show the blue menu I think...
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 7:48 AM CST
profesora said:Betsy, I will sell you an adult Liberty for $12, plus shipping. Later today I will supply a list with prices.


Then I will cancel the order I placed last night and send you the money. I will message you.
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 8:07 AM CST
@Profesora

My heart feels like I need about 75 Hostas growing near to my house.

If you could help me with that it would be appreciated. I like the lighter colored ones that are variegated for beauty but my intention is to create an emergency food source so I want the sweeter tasting ones.

Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Rose1656 said:@SpringGreenThumb

I'm not sure where you're located in Utah, but there's a member on here named Paul that's in the Salt Lake City area, I believe. He may also be able to give you some names of local nurseries that he shops at. He has a thread on here with some beautiful pictures. Some vendors offer free shipping with a minimum order in the early spring. The problem with online is the cost of shipping...I usually end up buying more than I intended just to make it a better deal. But that might not be such a bad thing! Whistling


Yes. Paul2032. I messaged him and he recommended an online search.

I want to buy Liberty and Victory from @Professora because that's the two most mentioned in your favorite large thread.

I want my shady spots to look something like this...


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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Jul 24, 2016 9:16 AM CST
I have purchased from Professora, and she does send nice plants! She has quite a list of plants available, so 75 shouldn't be a problem!
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 9:36 AM CST
Rose1656 said:I have purchased from Professora, and she does send nice plants! She has quite a list of plants available, so 75 shouldn't be a problem!


Perfect!

I won't be able to afford them all on the same day but I can begin my collection...

And edible landscape. Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Jul 24, 2016 9:51 AM CST
If you're still interested in other online vendors, I recommend Naylor Creek, Northern Grown Perennials, Made in the Shade, Land of the Giants, and if you're on Facebook there's a group called Hosta Buyers Guide that have lots of vendors offering plants all through the season. You'll have to search for the group and then ask to join. I don't think it's a public group.


Have fun going broke!!! It's easy to do!
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 10:16 AM CST
Rose1656 said:


Have fun going broke!!! It's easy to do!


Been there done that under the iris virus.
I am a perpetual gardener. I cannot stop gardening... something in my blood. 🌺🌹🌷🌸🌺🌹

(I would actually prefer buying my plants from other members of garden.org just to give them the support they deserve.)

I KNOW how much effort it takes to grow things. Blinking nodding nodding

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
Jul 26, 2016 9:53 AM CST
So far nobody has mentioned Hallson's in Michigan. I have not bought from them because I'm in Canada but I've visited and been impressed with the operation. I've also seen on-line pictures of the plants other people have received from them and they are impressive. Finally Chris, one of the owners, is an acknowledged expert on HVX. You can be sure you are getting healthy plants.
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: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 26, 2016 2:52 PM CST
***Hallsons.

Thank you. πŸ˜‰
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Sep 3, 2016 8:40 PM CST
Wow. I just counted up the number of Hosta pots I've purchased this year.
73 pots total so far

482 divisions within all those pots put together.

Earlier in this thread I mentioned that my heart felt like I needed 75 plants. nodding

And all of them are progressing with the exception of 1 Loyalist that lost 3 leaves but grew 2 more.



Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 3, 2016 8:53 PM CST
SpringGreenThumb said:

Perfect!

I won't be able to afford them all on the same day but I can begin my collection...

And edible landscape. Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up



Just curious, wouldn't it be just as easy to store some seeds for an emergency food source, combined with canned goods? Just wondering? Thx

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