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May 13, 2017 12:16 PM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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I thought I should start a new thread since it's no longer "Early Spring"!
Abiqua Drinking Gourd
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All That Jazz


Blizzard


Color Glory


Dark Shadows


Deja Blu


Embroidery


Emerald Necklace


English Sunrise


Grand Marquee


Grand Prize


Gunther's Prize


Gypsy Rose


Hypnosis


Ivory Queen


Journey's End


June
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That's enough for now. It's time to go pull some weeds!
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May 13, 2017 6:46 PM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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A few more...

Komodo Dragon


Lakeside Paisley Print


Laura and Darrell


Midnight at the Oasis


Peppermint Ice


Powder Blue


Rippled Treasure


Satisfaction


The King (The Queen in the background)
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Touch of Class


Barbara Ann


Blackjack
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May 14, 2017 3:50 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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May 14, 2017 7:26 PM CST
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Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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May 15, 2017 11:58 AM CST
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Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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May 15, 2017 12:01 PM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Here's a new one for me, and it's looking pretty nice!
Catherine
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May 15, 2017 1:09 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Looking good Rob. Especially love the colour on June Fever. I wonder how old is your Thunderbolt; mine is in its third year and only has one pip so far; I think maybe two last year. I am behind you zone wise; most of my hostas are pipping but nothing leafed out yet. Actually they are early for me this year because of our early spring.
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May 15, 2017 2:18 PM CST
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Name: Rob Duval
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@DebbieC

My thunderbolt has been in the ground here for 3 seasons now. Still just one pip. The place I purchased it from has a magnificent one in their display gardens, that one has at least 10 pips and I was told it's around 8 years old. They told me that I can expect a big push in size around the 5 year mark.
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May 15, 2017 3:42 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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robertduval14 said:@DebbieC

My thunderbolt has been in the ground here for 3 seasons now. Still just one pip. The place I purchased it from has a magnificent one in their display gardens, that one has at least 10 pips and I was told it's around 8 years old. They told me that I can expect a big push in size around the 5 year mark.

Thank You! I guess patience is the word here!
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May 15, 2017 5:28 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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May 17, 2017 10:03 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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I thought I'd go out and get pictures before the forecasted hail storm. Unfortunately the gnats won the battle and chased me back inside! Here's a few that I got before running for cover!
Captain's Adventure


Guardian Angel
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Saybrook Surprise
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Fallen Angel
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Sweet Home Chicago
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May 20, 2017 9:30 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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How much sun will 'Guardian Angel' tolerate? I bought one for the hosta garden at church, but that garden has lost its shade tree - a huge evergreen that just died. I think I'm going to dig it and bring it home for safe keeping. It's the most interesting plant in the garden other than 'Praying Hands', but I know PH will do well in sun.
Ann

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May 21, 2017 6:52 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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I'm not sure Ann. I had it in a spot that got early morning sun, but a lot of fine roots were strangling it. I've moved it to a spot that gets sun until around 1pm, but it's too early to tell how it's going to do there.
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May 21, 2017 6:55 AM CST
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
Guardian Angel is a beautiful hosta. Mine has done well in very moderate amount of sunshine.It gets only late afternoon sun. I would expect it to burn easily.
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May 21, 2017 7:16 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Mine has never been the beautiful full plant like I've seen in so many pictures. Hopefully the area that it's planted in now will have less roots to choke the life out of it Crossing Fingers! I guess if you're going to plant in shade, you're going to have tree roots!
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May 21, 2017 10:28 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Cool weather=no gnats! Picture time...

Arc de Triomphe
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Backyard Monster
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Canadian Blue
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Cool as a Cucumber
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Glad Rags
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Holy Mole
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Mulah
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Paradise Joyce
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Planet X


Paradise Power
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Potomac Pride
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Rock and Roll
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Satisfaction
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Smooth Sailing
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Stormy Seas
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Sugar Daddy
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Tick Tock
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War Party
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Seducer
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May 21, 2017 2:33 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
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Rose1656 said:Mine has never been the beautiful full plant like I've seen in so many pictures. Hopefully the area that it's planted in now will have less roots to choke the life out of it Crossing Fingers! I guess if you're going to plant in shade, you're going to have tree roots!


Either that or you're going to have to deal with overwintering pots. For me, burying the pots is the only reasonably sure way to get them through the winter.
Ann

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May 26, 2017 8:25 AM CST
Name: Steve Buck
Columbus, OH (Zone 5b)
Region: Ohio
ViolaAnn said:How much sun will 'Guardian Angel' tolerate? I bought one for the hosta garden at church, but that garden has lost its shade tree - a huge evergreen that just died. I think I'm going to dig it and bring it home for safe keeping. It's the most interesting plant in the garden other than 'Praying Hands', but I know PH will do well in sun.


ViolaAnn, I have been growing Guardian Angel for several years in a few different locations. It will tolerate at least half a day of sun but I am not sure about a full day blast of sun. Probably a good idea to at least dig a portion of it up for safe keeping. Thumbs up
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May 26, 2017 11:09 AM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
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I've brought it home. Took a fairly large division as a memento for the woman who has been our interim minister this year (both our ministry staff retired a year ago). The rest is sitting in a pot awaiting my attention. I'll divide off one more small section for myself and put the rest in my "holding bed" at the back of my veggie garden.
Ann

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