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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
May 20, 2014 6:07 PM CST
I couldn't keep White Christmas going........
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 20, 2014 6:08 PM CST
Yes, I agree 'Stand By Me' sounds like a winner! 'White Christmas' is beautiful but I hear it is a slug magnet. If I get it I will definitely put it into a pot.
Susan

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 21, 2014 7:32 PM CST
ViolaAnn,
Really enjoyed the photos of the Hostas, inspired me to go out tomorrow and take a few updated photos of mine. I did take one photo today of 'Winter Snow' it is doing so well and I am so proud of how it is looking in only the second year.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
May 22, 2014 5:50 AM CST
Nice Hosta pics.
None of mine have come through yet.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 22, 2014 6:37 AM CST
Hopefully soon Caroline! Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 22, 2014 10:01 AM CST
I hope yours come through soon Caroline. BTW, did any of the seeds germinate for you? I had quite poor germination on the seeds I started myself. I may dump the soil all in a place in the garden and see what happens - I might get some mystery hostas. Rolling my eyes.
Ann

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
May 23, 2014 9:16 AM CST
Love all your pics Ann!! I was silently giggling about your Blue Ivory comment -- I have had mine 4 years as well and low and behold I have a 2nd pip showing this year as well.... they should re-lable this one from a slow grower to a snails pace grower
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 23, 2014 10:56 AM CST
Christine, I'm keeping my fingers crossed about that second eye. I had to really feel around to find it a couple of days ago. I sure hope it doesn't just dry up and not open. I have another that's VERY, VERY slow too - 'Sitting Pretty'. It was new in 2007 and didn't develop a second eye until 2011 and it still has just two eyes. And it's not under my Linden tree. I've noticed that plants under it seem to grow more slowly than in other places. 'Blue Ivory' is, perhaps, a bit too close to the Linden.
Ann

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 24, 2014 1:58 PM CST
I was just scrolling through your pictures and realized that my 'Remember Me' never showed up! I had it for several years and it was doing well last year. Maybe I moved it and forgot to make a note of the new location. I'll have to look around for it.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 24, 2014 7:49 PM CST
I hope your 'Remember Me' shows up. With its bright yellow leaf centres, you should be able to find it if you moved it. BTW, do you take regular pictures of your garden? I try to photograph everything about once a week if possible. And more than once, that late season set of pics has saved my bacon when I can't find plants in the spring. As long as I take of pic of it in the new location, I can usually find it.

Took another set of pics yesterday as they hostas are changing so fast at this time of year. I've got about half of them cropped. Here are a few.
Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/54d20d 'Alligator Shoes' finally unfurling

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/bd98f2 'Aristocrat'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/84832a 'Bridegroom'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/2a7619 'Charlotte's Web'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/6a5b67 'Cherry Berry'

Ann

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 24, 2014 7:54 PM CST
Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/d7d95c 'Church Mouse' - pretty tiny still, but looking good

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/252fcd 'Country Mouse' - my favourite "mouse" hosta, but it's an entirely different family

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/83eab0 'Deja Blu' - a rare blue hosta with green margin

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/33d91f 'Electrocution' - one of the new hostas that followed me home the other day.

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/14e935 'Fire Island' at its best.

Ann

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 24, 2014 8:02 PM CST
Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/4a7340 'Francee' - an oldie, but goodie. Was divided autumn 2012 and I now have 2. Smiling

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/092b1d 'Frosted Dimples' stays a nice powder blue all season long

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/d456ca 'Ghost Spirit'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/d34c38 'Hands Up' is like a mini 'Praying Hands'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/8831df 'Heavenly Tiara' - a bright spot. Not as fast growing ad 'Grand Tiara'

Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 24, 2014 8:06 PM CST

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/6857ad 'High Society'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/58ec60 'Ice Cream'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/08b882 'Invincible'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/6783b8 'Janet'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/52c247 'Liberty'

Ann

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 24, 2014 8:13 PM CST
Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/ba8618 'Little Sunspot' starting to show yellow in the leaf centre

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/531307 'Lakeside Cranberry Relish'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/6b8fa5 'Lakeside Mom'

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/7bfbcd 'Lakeside Zinger' forms a thick mat. There's a bit of 'Lakeside Zing Zang' in there too.

Thumb of 2014-05-25/ViolaAnn/947ac9 'Marilyn Monroe'





Ann

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 25, 2014 4:43 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Susan

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 25, 2014 5:16 AM CST
Ann,

I haven't been taking pictures like I should. I mean well, but when I get out there with my camera I notice all of the weeds. So, I put my camera down and pull weeds! Unfortunately, the weeds are winning Grumbling
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 25, 2014 6:28 AM CST
Weeds Grumbling

Don't let them win. But seriously, try to ignore them when you take your pics. Do you use a mulch? It does help with the weeds though it may help out the slugs.
Ann

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 25, 2014 8:03 AM CST
I'm trying without any mulch this year. Most of my gardens are on hillsides so the rains and watering move the mulch on top of the plants. My goal is to have the hillsides covered with plants, so if there are weeds you won't see them!
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 25, 2014 11:26 AM CST
Are you ready for more? I got the rest of the pics edited last night.
'Morning Light'
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'Nolan on Ice' - my own seedling from 'Outhouse Delight'. VERY slow growing.
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'Obsession' - I wasn't thrilled with this plant in the garden and gave most of it away. But the eye which I kept in a pot has done quite well.
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Orange Marmalade' - very slow grower for me, but it's close to my Linden tree and I've noticed that everything close to it seems to grow slowly.
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'Paradise Island' was badly attacked by slugs last year and came back small. I dug it up just to ensure the soil was OK, enriched its hole with new compost and replanted. Am hoping it will grow better this year.
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Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
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
May 25, 2014 11:34 AM CST
Did you know you can upload more than one pic at a time? I didn't until I accidentally did it yesterday. They don't always upload in the order you want; so you need to preview.

'Paul's Glory' almost unfurled
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'Peppermint Ice' - the Hosta Library shows two distinct plants under this name. Chris from Hallsons thinks I have the correct one. And mine seems to have slightly rhizomatous tendencies.
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'Pewterware' - a streaked sport from it that was given to me by a friend. The streaking is just starting to show.
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'Praying Hands' is coming along. This garden is between houses and the hostas here are slow to emerge.
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'Punky' - a sport of 'Blue Wedgwood' is showing its colour. It will continue to get a bit lighter in the leaf centre.
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Ann

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