Hostas forum: Anyone else here from Ottawa, ON?

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 6, 2014 8:03 AM CST
For anyone on the list who lives near Ottawa, I have 25 HVX test strips arriving later today. It's more than I will need (I hope) to test anything in either my garden or the garden at church (where well-meaning but uneducated gardeners HAVE brought in infected plants).

If you would like to share some of these, please contact me. By purchasing 25 there was a considerable price advantage over buying them 5 at a time and the price after shipping and taxes works out to be just under $6 a strip.
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: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
May 6, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Tell us about these strips-never heard of them before?
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
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
May 6, 2014 4:20 PM CST
Caroline - please Google Hosta Virus X and read everything you can about it. These are strips that can be used to test suspect plants and confirm whether or not they are infecvted with HVX - https://orders.agdia.com/InventoryD.asp?loc=IN&collection=IS...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JX7d3GeGzY

Picture of a positive test result on this page - scroll almost to the bottom. http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-garde...
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: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
May 8, 2014 6:16 AM CST
Thanks for the links and information!

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