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Jun 23, 2011 8:38 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
I'm lucky to have a friend who lives near by who has a large hosta garden. Many of his plants are mature and huge. The pictures can be a little deceptive as to size. I visited his garden tonight and he wasn't home, probably a date night with his wife, but I'm always welcome in his garden so I took a series of pictures. Unfortunately I don't know all the names. I'll name the ones that I can.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Jun 23, 2011 9:13 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/7f3a16 Dick Ward...a favorite in his garden.
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/eecbd6 Sum and Substance....huge!
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/e448ac Kiwi Full Monte....in some sun
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/d46624 Gunther's Prize....looks like it is reverting
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/65bdbf On Stage...the best I've seen it!
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/2218b2 Sagae.....huge!
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/7fbe52 Blue Mouse Ears...in a container.
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/8785e7 Cherished...a new plant.
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/ba7f0f Gunthers Prize....Detail
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/76908a Thunderbolt
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/47e547 Spilt Milk
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/13e4ba Candy Dish
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Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/450622 Paul's Glory
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Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/5b1ddd El Nino
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/cef70c On Stage....again
Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/3e103e Elegans....huge! Look for the quarter.
And now some garden scenes....Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/f0574c
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Thumb of 2011-06-24/Paul2032/24369f Queen of the Seas
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Jun 24, 2011 8:14 AM 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
Beautiful - thanks for sharing!!!
"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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Jun 24, 2011 1:44 PM CST
Name: Diann
Lisbon, IA
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Hostas Region: Iowa Lilies Peonies
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Great photos. Do you guys belong to a local hosta society? If not you should find one and if one doesn't exist, you should create one!! Smiling
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Jun 24, 2011 2:09 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Diann....there is a newly formed Utah Hosta Society. We attended a meeting some time ago and joined. They are still trying to get organized and make plans. We are doing two garden tours as a starter. I'm a little amused today because I posted some pictures on another site and a woman from back east said she was "amazed" there were hosta in Utah. As you can see there are and that is part of the reason I post the pictures. My friend and I are lucky that we both both have wives that allow us our hosta obsession and I feel lucky that I have a good hosta garden to visit nearby and some one to talk about hosta to..
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Jun 24, 2011 3:44 PM CST
Name: Diann
Lisbon, IA
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Hostas Region: Iowa Lilies Peonies
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Well, I think most people think of Utah as a desert State. Obviously, it's a very agriculturally diverse state with all types of possibilities for gardening. I'm glad you are posting pictures of your hostas and gardens. I hope you will continue to do so. I also hope you all get your Utah Hosta Society off the ground and running. Smiling Show folks how to grow Hostas out there and soon folks will be clamoring to grow more of the beauties. :)

This weekend is the Harshbarger Hosta Society's garden walk in eastern Iowa. We are touring five gardens and at the last one we'll have lunch and a hosta auction. We should have fairly nice weather for it, at least, not 90+ degrees and pouring rain. Smiling

Keep your pictures coming! Someday, if the rain stops here for more than a day and I can get into my gardens to weed I might just post some pictures of my gardens. Smiling LOL
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