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May 21, 2015 7:47 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
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 21, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
very nice pics! Thumbs up
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May 25, 2015 6:50 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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What's the secret to growing a successful Brunnera? Mine has been getting smaller and smaller and is barely there this year.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
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May 25, 2015 7:36 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
They love it here and seed...I get volunteers. No secrets here......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 26, 2015 8:34 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Paul,

Is the 7th picture Risky Business? I had a beautiful one for several years and then it turned mostly solid green with a few eyes that had very narrow white streaks. It's a beautiful hosta when it behaves!
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May 26, 2015 9:36 AM 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
Rose......good eye, it is Risky Business. I had a few solid green leaves last year and more this year. It is planted among variegated Hostas so I may just leave it. I seem to remember that when I bought it about 3 years ago that several of the plants had green leaves. I think the Striptease family is a little unstable considering all of the intros.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 31, 2015 5:47 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Northern Utah (Zone 4b)
Cat Lover
Hi Paul,

Your hostas are as beautiful as your iris! Mine got hammered by some serious hail this week. What is the name of the hosta with the wavy edges (4th from the bottom)?
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May 31, 2015 6:19 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
Hi Val......I got some hail also but it wasn't hard enough to do any damage. The Hosta is Mildred Seaver's 'Queen of the Seas'.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 31, 2015 8:32 PM CST
OH (Zone 5a)
Hostas
Excellent pics and varieties. You have a paradise in Utah. Nice Spilt Milk & QOTS. They're all great. I have Corydalis Lutea also. It is easy grower for me.

I remove any solid eyes from my Risky Business. I don't want it to revert. Usually just pull out at ground level.
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Jun 10, 2015 6:45 PM CST

An absolute delight to view your gardens. Would love to know more about the hostas in them. You have a knack for arranging them in a pleasing way. Would love to know if you have certain rules of thumb to display them. Thanks so much for sharing.
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Jun 10, 2015 8:16 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
Thanks for the kind comments. I don't have any rules. I plant for immediate effect. Some areas are getting crowded and I will need to move some in the next year or two. I have some rocks among the Hostas but they make it difficult to rake the leaves in the fall. My planting areas are FULL and I'm not going to dig out any more lawn so I have put some in containers this spring. If you go back to last year in the threads there are more shots of my garden and also my friends garden........give them a look.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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