Hostas forum: some pictures of my hosta's in the summer

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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Nov 21, 2011 6:18 PM CST
Hello all, I don't want to offend anyone but I think there are too many Hosta Nurseries that show a repetition of plants. I know they are different but nobody can tell them apart. The price of a hosta depends on how many there are to how many people want. The old tried and true hostas are going for such a reasonable price in some nurseries. They are hard to beat. I don't really see any new improvement to the species yet. Anyway, enjoy and I would like to hear from you all.

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Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Nov 21, 2011 7:37 PM CST
Some nice plants there. Please consider adding photos of what you have to the database.
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: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Nov 27, 2011 4:35 PM CST
Very, very, nice pictures! I really am impressed with 'Francis Williams' I didn't realize it was so upright Big Grin I love the upright Hostas especially the variegated ones. I didn't buy one because someone said they get brown spots or something. Confused

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Susan

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Nov 27, 2011 4:41 PM CST
I enjoyed your garden scenes featuring hosta Thumbs up
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Nov 28, 2011 2:52 PM CST
Hello all, I really love the great ones, Great Expectation, Francis Williams (reverse of Great Expactation) There are many copies of them with different names but all look alike. Also because they have been around for so many years, the price for them is really cheap. Look at the common hosta's in the on-line nurseries and stock up on some great deals. The high priced ones will come down in a few years. I don't think they are worth it anyway. Other cheap ones i love, Gold Standard That looks like Paul's Glory, June (opposite of Wide Brim), Whirlwind. Can't go wrong. Also a new one I purchased a few years ago Paradigm, & Sagae.
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Christine27360
Dec 28, 2011 11:09 AM CST
I have ahd Francis Williams for 5 years in my garden and just got another eye last year -- mine are really really slow growers -- would love it if someone made a new Francis Williams that had faster growth!!!
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Dec 28, 2011 6:31 PM CST
I think Stush said Whirlwind is a fast grower Hurray! I might get one of those in the spring. I have a dream list somewhere, all hostas that are slug resistant, sun tolerant, and grow fast. I don't want much. Right? Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Dec 28, 2011 9:33 PM CST
Don't blame the hosta, blame the dirt. Make sure you have enough compost added in the mix before planting and use some alfalfa meal to it. Also as Paul said 'Hosta loves water'. Provide some shade and keep watered. I use compost tea when available.
Stush
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Dec 28, 2011 9:53 PM CST
We have a gardening talk show here and I have heard the host say many times "dirt" is what you get under your fingernails. Our plants grow in "soil." I agree with the use of Alfalfa Pellets and any other good organic materials. Fall of 2010 I prepared a bed for iris seedlings adding my compost, some of the cities compost, lots of dry leaves, alfalfa pellets, and some bulb food. I planted the iris seedlings out in May and the second picture is in August. They loved the organic matter.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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springcolor
Dec 29, 2011 12:17 AM CST
Will your seedlings bloom this season. Love to see the pictures when they do. That is quit a project.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Dec 29, 2011 12:28 AM CST
One bloomed this fall so I hope that a number will bloom in the spring...here is my fall bloomer. I've taken us off topic *Blush* Note the hungry grasshopper...
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Dec 29, 2011 12:19 PM CST
Paul,
You are a master gardener.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Dec 29, 2011 10:09 PM CST
and a master with the camera!

Stush, Have any more pictures of your seed hosta? Sadly I have no pictures of my hosta but only have a few in my gardens.
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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Dec 30, 2011 1:30 PM CST
Spring,
No I didn't think anyone would like to see them. I will take some more in the summer. They are not very nice, just the plain green, blue and some yellow.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Dec 30, 2011 5:52 PM CST
I would like to see too!! Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jan 6, 2012 12:07 AM CST
I'll bet they are nice. Show them off this summer! Green Grin! Hurray!
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