Hostas forum: A bed of 'Mice'.......next years goal

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 11, 2011 1:31 PM CST
My space for growing hosta is pretty well full and I'm not going to dig out more lawn so next year i plan on removing a few duplicates to add bigger things and enlarge my collection of mice. Thus far i just have Blue ME, Mighty ME, Frosted ME, and Holy ME. I hope to add Snow ME, Cat and Mouse, Funny ME, Dancing ME, Royal ME....and by next spring there will probably be more. What are your favorite 'mice'? Here are my 'mice', some are duplicates.
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Oct 11, 2011 2:05 PM CST
Very Nice Mice Big Grin
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all else is just existing.
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Christine27360
Oct 12, 2011 7:57 AM CST
I have all those (and I think my favorite so far is Royal Mouse Ears (streaked) Cat and Mouse (for it's deep blue with green margin)) and guess what -- there are new mice on the horizon!! Lucky Mouse and Desert Mouse!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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dirtpig
Oct 13, 2011 9:05 AM CST
Those are some lovely mice you have there. Big Grin I only have blue mouse ears so far,guess I better get
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eclayne
Oct 24, 2011 9:06 PM CST

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Is there a 'Tom' Hosta to add some excitement?

I love my BME and have set aside an area for dwarfs.
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AlwaysWeeding
Oct 24, 2011 9:26 PM CST
How about Fat Cat? ( a larger one, but cats are bigger than mice, right?)
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eclayne
Oct 24, 2011 9:35 PM CST

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Big Grin
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ViolaAnn
Nov 21, 2011 10:29 AM CST
I like to keep my 'mice' in a planter under the watchful eyes of a smug cat.

I have BME, Frosted ME, Snow Mouse, Mouse Trap, Mighty Mouse, Holy ME, Royal ME, Cat and Mouse (though most of it is sporting to solid blue), one I've dubbed Mighty (Confused) Mouse because its colours are all mixed up, and (from a different family) Country Mouse.

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Nov 21, 2011 11:23 AM CST
We've mentioned this before but there seems to be lots of variations in the color pattern of Mighty Mouse. I find that charming.
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Christine27360
Dec 28, 2011 11:11 AM CST
Hi Evan -- I have Mount Tom, is that the Tom you mentioned above??
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Dec 28, 2011 1:34 PM CST

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Nope, just thinking of "Tom" the cat vs. Jerry the "mouse". Mount Tom? That would work for sure though. There's a Mt. Tom just up the valley from here. Maybe a Massachusetts cv.? Green Grin!
Evan
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