Mid Atlantic Gardening forum: The Hosta Farm Needs Our Help

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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jun 20, 2016 4:25 PM CST
I posted this last night under a different thread. I though it best to pull it out separately so I can keep track better.

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A company that I buy hosta from, The Hosta Farm, is having an 'emergency' sale. Last winter, the had a devastating snowfall, which crushed most of their greenhouse space. If that wasn't enough, his daughter was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. Needless to say, the guy is in a real bind.

The 35mm plugs of the following varieties are being offered for $3.85 each. If you buy hosta mail order, you know this is a fantastic deal. He is planning on shipping these the first week of July.

Varieties available:
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I was thinking maybe we could do a a couple of group buys and save on shipping costs. We can organize by proximity for pick-up. For example, I can receive for Gaithersburg/Rockville/Silver Spring/Frederick, etc. If someone wanted to set up for PA, NY, DE, etc. that would be great.

I can put the initial purchase on my credit card, and you can pay me when you pick them up.

Anyone interested?

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He is also offering a 'buy now, use later' deal on gift certificates. If you buy a certificate now and wait until fall to use it, he will double the value. $20 gets you $40, etc.

If you are interested in the gift certificates, you can buy these directly at http://www.thehostafarm.com/cls/html/gift-cert.html

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Jun 20, 2016 8:34 PM CST

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Count me in, Rick!
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Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jun 21, 2016 5:24 AM CST
I only need a couple of varieties. When do you need our orders? I'll try to get to it tonight.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jun 21, 2016 5:26 AM CST
Thanks Robin! How many of what would you like?
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jun 21, 2016 5:27 AM CST
Thanks SSG. The sooner the better. Tonight would be great.
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Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jun 21, 2016 4:45 PM CST
I would like

1 Earth Angel
1 First Frost

And a blue hosta but I can't decide! Any recommendations? I already have an Abiqua Drinking Gourd, which I love, but I was looking for a smaller blue. Halcyon? Blue Hawaii?
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jun 21, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Halcyon. Blue Hawaii is a 'giant' sucker! It would eat your abiqua for lunch!
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jun 21, 2016 5:29 PM CST
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Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jun 21, 2016 5:50 PM CST
Ok, Halcyon it is!
Name: Beth
Northern Virginia (Zone 7a)
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bcheckov
Jun 22, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Hi Rick,
Thanks for setting this up. I would love to be included. I would like 2 Blue Mammoth, 2 Blue Hawaii, 2 Earth Angel, 2 Great Expectations. Just let me know where and when to pick them up.
Beth
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jun 22, 2016 6:37 PM CST

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What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Dudley Warner
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jun 22, 2016 6:43 PM CST
I will be placing the order tomorrow, 23-Jun-2016 around 11:00 EDT.

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Dudley Warner
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jun 23, 2016 10:50 AM CST
bcheckov said:Hi Rick,
Thanks for setting this up. I would love to be included. I would like 2 Blue Mammoth, 2 Blue Hawaii, 2 Earth Angel, 2 Great Expectations. Just let me know where and when to pick them up.
Beth


The order has been placed Beth. They are supposed to be shipped the first week of July. I'll let you know when they arrive,

THANKS for your support.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Dudley Warner
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jun 23, 2016 10:51 AM CST
ssgardener said:I would like

1 Earth Angel
1 First Frost

And a blue hosta but I can't decide! Any recommendations? I already have an Abiqua Drinking Gourd, which I love, but I was looking for a smaller blue. Halcyon? Blue Hawaii?


SSG,

The order has been placed. They are supposed to be shipped the first week of July. I'll let you know when they arrive,

THANKS for your support.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Dudley Warner
Name: Beth
Northern Virginia (Zone 7a)
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bcheckov
Jun 23, 2016 5:51 PM CST
Wonderful, Rick. I look forward to hearing from you when they arrive!
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Only people litter. So STOP LITTERING, people!
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jul 12, 2016 7:21 PM CST
@BChekov & @SSGardener

The hosta order is going out tomorrow. They should be here sometime this weekend.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Dudley Warner
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jul 12, 2016 7:22 PM CST
@BCheckov & @SSGardener

The hosta order is going out tomorrow. They should be here sometime this weekend.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Dudley Warner
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Jul 15, 2016 9:12 AM CST
@BCheckov & @SSGardener

The hosta order is going to be delivered today. It would be great if you can pick them up this weekend.
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