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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Apr 7, 2016 3:40 PM CST
Took a little walk today in my gardens...

Little Treasure
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Deliverance
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Rain Forest
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Majestic
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Wolverine. (Sorry for the shotgun pellet holes in this one... I'll betcha that squirrel won't be digging up anymore of my plants!)
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Rainbow's End
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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
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DebbieC
Apr 8, 2016 8:40 AM CST
Looking good Rose! I'll not be seeing any signs of life for a while yet so will enjoy yours. Thumbs up
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Apr 8, 2016 9:26 AM CST
Another freeze tonight so I'll be out covering things again. Grumbling
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Apr 9, 2016 1:30 AM CST
Going down to 20 tonight. I think a lot of things will be ruined for the season. Hostas though have not yet emerged, they are such wise plants.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Apr 9, 2016 7:42 AM CST
Gary,

I must have pretty stupid hostas because I have a lot up! I tried covering the biggest ones up but it was so windy that several of the towels blew off. I'm sure I'll be out peeling freeze damaged foliage off when they start unfurling, if it ever warms up enough for them to grow! That's the nice thing about hosta... they may not look their best, but they'll come back.
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Apr 9, 2016 10:49 PM CST
Rose

I have many non-hosta plants up. I was amazed that few looked like they had much damage done to them. It has been so windy here that I didn't even attempt to cover them. Each year seems to have it's gardening challenges and disappointments, but also it's own bounty and beauty.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Apr 10, 2016 8:45 AM CST
Gary,

So far I haven't seen much damage, except for the ones I've stepped on! That's usually my biggest problem in the spring. That and moles...I almost lost my Sir Richard this winter because a more decided that was the best place for the run. Grumbling I dug it up and found that most of the roots were just mush. I had 3 little eyes that looked good, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. How do they know which plant is a one of my special ones??? Shrug!
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Apr 10, 2016 10:35 AM CST
Yes I have over the years been guilty of stepping on some too. They recover pretty nicely. I try not to let any of my plants know that they are my favorites. I casually walk by and admire them. It seems like favorites seem to have unhappy endings. LOL
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Apr 18, 2016 6:50 PM CST
I'm kinda excited... 'White Feather' has returned!! I moved it last year and it looked pretty bad by the end of the season so I wasn't really expecting any signs of life...
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Apr 20, 2016 7:50 PM CST
A few more that caught my attention today...

Alliteration


Charlotte's Web
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Korean Snow
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Sail's Ho
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The King
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Junior Miss
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Little Treasure
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Potomac Pride Splash
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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Houseplants Foliage Fan Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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DebbieC
Apr 21, 2016 7:24 AM CST
Wow they are all great looking Rose! Think Korean Snow will be on my definate list.
Love Sails Ho upright form and Junior Miss, it reminds me of a shedded snake skin. Really interesting! Do you grow The Queen as well? I find it very attractive but have read The King is the better grower of the two.
Finally was able to do a bit of cleanup in the garden, but a while yet before any hostas make an appearance here. Sighing!
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Apr 21, 2016 8:50 AM CST
Way ahead of me Rose. I finally can see one. It is the glorious Empress Wu. But not unfurling yet.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Apr 21, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Rose, they are looking good! Hurray!

I've barely been out in the garden but might go cut down some grasses, etc today. I did feel where my 'Curly Fries' is and there are some little bumps coming. Time to print my check-list and start doing the kneel and feel, I think. Smiling
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: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Apr 21, 2016 1:21 PM CST
Debbie,

I just got 'The Queen' last year, so it's about 3 years behind 'The King'. It's up and starting to unfurl, but looks like it will be smaller. If 'Sir Richard' survives I will plant it by the others and call that part of the garden the "Royal Corner"!

We've been having some really warm weather and nice soaking rains so I'm sure I'll be able to hear them growing!
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Apr 28, 2016 7:18 PM CST
What a difference a week makes!

The King, The Queen and Seventh Heaven
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Little Treasure
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Fickle Blue Genes
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War Paint
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Ripple Effect
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London Fog
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Enduring Beacon
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Lakeside Paisley Print
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Whoopee
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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Houseplants Foliage Fan Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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DebbieC
Apr 29, 2016 7:40 AM CST
Looking good Rose! Love your Japanese Maple with War Paint too! I was excited to find some of my Hosta pips peeking through. It will be a while yet for me. Whistling
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
May 8, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Some choice pics from today's walk...

Dawn's Early Lite and Prairie Sky
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Gunther's Prize
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Halcyon and Spritzer
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Komodo Dragon
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Lakeside Roy El and Waving Wuffles
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Satisfaction
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Yellow Splash Rim and Paul's Glory
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
May 8, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Garden pictures...
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
May 9, 2016 12:54 AM CST
Beautiful gardens and photos Rose!
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
May 9, 2016 6:29 AM CST
Thanks! They always look nicer on a cloudy day. My goal this year is to fill in the bare spots.

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