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Apr 13, 2014 2:59 PM CST
Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Cat Lover Daylilies Hostas Region: Minnesota Peonies Garden Procrastinator
Garden Ideas: Level 1
I am not new to hostas... I became seriously interested in hosts in the mid-90's, but as time goes on I seem to be adding new ones faster and faster! I now have about 500 cultivars, but since they have barely begun to emerge this spring I don't know yet how many I might have lost. And since snow is forecast for tonight, I'm glad I haven't begun clearing last year's foliage. Here are 2 pictures from a couple years ago to remind me of what is about to happen, soon I hope!
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Apr 13, 2014 3:55 PM CST
Zone 5 Iowa
Where are you at in Minnesota? I miss the state I grew up just over the border in Iowa but Minnesota was where we did all of our business.
Your hostas are beautiful
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Apr 13, 2014 4:25 PM CST
Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Cat Lover Daylilies Hostas Region: Minnesota Peonies Garden Procrastinator
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Carenjean, I'm near Albert Lea... not far from Iowa!
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Apr 13, 2014 4:27 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Welcome!
Some of us will appreciate learning from you about your hosta growing experiences!
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Apr 13, 2014 4:32 PM CST
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Annuals Herbs Heucheras Canning and food preservation Irises Lilies
Region: Minnesota Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Sedums Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Hilarious! I love the name you've chosen, it made me laugh because I know just what you're talkin' about! When lots of folks here are showing their bulbs, I'm still under the snow with frozen ground. When their summer flowers are blooming, my bulbs are blooming. I think the only escape from that is to move, so I guess I'll always be running behind. nodding You have beautiful hosta gardens even if the wait is long to see them. Thumbs up
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Apr 13, 2014 5:44 PM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Echinacea Hibiscus Dahlias Clematis Charter ATP Member Region: Illinois
Garden Photography Heucheras Hummingbirder Hostas Garden Art Birds
Wow! I can see why you're anxious to see things growing! Beautiful gardens.
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Apr 13, 2014 7:27 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
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
Welcome! Welcome! To ATP and the Hosta Forum. I love your garden!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Apr 13, 2014 7:32 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
alwaysbehindMN,
Welcome! Those are beautiful!
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Apr 13, 2014 9:57 PM CST
Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Cat Lover Daylilies Hostas Region: Minnesota Peonies Garden Procrastinator
Garden Ideas: Level 1
In response to 4susie'sjoy, my choice of "alwaysbehindMN" was not because my plants come up later or bloom later... it's because I never catch up with my garden work! Although right now, with new snow on the ground again, maybe that's a good thing! Question: I notice most of you have your location, zone, and "real" first name over on the far right side of the section above your message. How do you get that info there? And also the small photo on the left side?
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Apr 14, 2014 4:10 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Echinacea Hibiscus Dahlias Clematis Charter ATP Member Region: Illinois
Garden Photography Heucheras Hummingbirder Hostas Garden Art Birds
You can do all of that in your profile. Click on the person icon between the I and the message icons.
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Apr 14, 2014 5:22 AM CST
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Annuals Herbs Heucheras Canning and food preservation Irises Lilies
Region: Minnesota Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Sedums Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Rose1656 said:You can do all of that in your profile. Click on the person icon between the I and the message icons.


Then you go to change my public profile and you can see where to put all that.

I think I mistook your meaning for your name because I think always being behind is a condition of being a gardener! Whistling Maybe we could get some input on that. Hilarious! So that's why I equated your name with the length of cold MN winters.
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Apr 14, 2014 6:46 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
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
I am always behind too. I have a bad habit of starting new projects before I finish old ones. My excuse is that I need something to motivate me. Sometimes I get motivated right back into the house! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Apr 14, 2014 10:20 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Today I had three Hostas show, first day I noticed them any how.
Earth Angel
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Zounds
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And this one showed up where there is no tag and I don't remember planting one in this location


Sorry posted this in the wrong thread!

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Apr 14, 2014 1:27 PM CST
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Heucheras Garden Ideas: Level 2 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Garden Ideas: Level 1
Region: Minnesota Hostas Keeps Horses Birds Farmer Daylilies
@alwaysbehindMN -- Linda -- where are you at in Southern MN? I am in SE MN! I'm all ears!
"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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