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Postby leafmould » Mar 11, 2007 7:18 pm

Down in the dungeon today taking seedling pics under the lights, This one has just about covered the one gal pot it is in. At this stage they will realy take off. Two more months of artificial sun.
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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 11, 2007 8:12 pm

That is beautiful, Mr. Leafmould! The color is amazing!! How old is it?
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Huge Hostas in dungeon.

Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 11, 2007 8:19 pm

Leafy, you must have lots of room in that dungeon. Those are large plants. Will they go outside in May?

Nice blue plant, by the way.

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Postby leafmould » Mar 11, 2007 8:26 pm

Hi George :P I have 8' x 18' under lights, the travel distance of the lights can expand with the growth, so the garden grows with the plants. I don't take them out untill June. and even then we have frosts. Many of these plants will be in three gals by then, thanks for your interest :wink: here is a section taken today
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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 12, 2007 8:37 am

Mr. Leaf - You still have frost till June? I am sooooooooo sorry. When is the first frost in the fall?
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Postby planwerk » Mar 12, 2007 3:10 pm

Probably in July :o :o :lol:
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Postby leafmould » Mar 12, 2007 10:23 pm

Traditionally, the May 24 weekend is the time when most start planting here in this Zone 5. It is still possible to get frosts in June. The hostas in the garden always seem to know when to emerge and I've never had frost damaged plants. if you are just planting tomatoes or vegies its worth the risk to start early.
With hosta seedlings it is best to keep them in untill temperatures stablize. A few cold evenings can put a stop on growth. :???:
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Mar 13, 2007 5:59 am

I love that one ,LM! It has such a nice blue color, such nice smooth looking leaves with deep veins, and a nice shape to the leaves. Outstanding!! :D
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Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 13, 2007 6:35 am

Leafy, you never did give the lineage of the blue seedling. Please? It may give us some good ideas.

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Postby Linda P » Mar 13, 2007 8:56 am

I think the parentage on that one may be something like (Blue Angel X Elatior) X (Michelin tire X rubber rainslicker).
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Postby DBoweMD » Mar 13, 2007 9:33 am

The color and form are just wonderful!
Reminds me of the color of Fragrant Blue, with the form of a Montana or Blue Angel.
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Postby leafmould » Mar 13, 2007 2:07 pm

Thanks guys :P , George, I'll post a pic of the parents,
The pod parent is a two year old hybrid,
'Don's pie extreme' ( a Donahue piecrust hybrid with exagerated piecrusting) x 'Tiajuana Brass'. This seedling has an unusual brassy colour and thick substance. It shows some of T.B's corrugations and the piecrusting will probably show this year,
The pollen parent is a 'Stingray' op seedling x 'Elatior'
This seedling has the substance of a baseball glove and showed piecrusting on day one.It also puts up a 6' scape loaded with large flowers ( I have a dark flowering line going from this plant also)

so, 'Don's pie ext. X 'T. Brass'
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'Stingray' o.p. x Elatior'
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Pollen parent

Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 13, 2007 2:58 pm

Thanks, Leafy. The pollen parent looks really great. Is it blue, or is the lighting on that flat angle fooling me?

If it's blue, where did the blue come from; not 'Stingray' or 'Elatior'.

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Postby maidofshade » Mar 13, 2007 7:38 pm

Mr Leafmould, Your plants are simply amazing!!!
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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 13, 2007 11:28 pm

Wow! Wow! Wow!
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Heavenly Blue

Postby Liselotte » Mar 14, 2007 4:35 pm

That blue seedling is unbelievingly gorgous 8-) 8-) 8-) and then the ruffled one takes my breath away!

Will these beauties ever get tissue cultured for addicted hosta folks? :bd:

As for late frosts, We beat the record: June 2, 06 1 ft. of snow, temps dipped to -7 º C for 4 nights straight. Hostas were mush and whatever recovered was wiped out Aug. 17 by the first frost! Yet we had the 'hottest summer in 140 years, now what can I say? :bd: :bd: :bd:
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Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 14, 2007 5:53 pm

Liselotte, your location "CH" does not compute. Where are you to have to suffer such climatic outrage?

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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 15, 2007 12:45 am

Lisolette, I am soooo sorry! I, too, like George, would like to know where that is...
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CH

Postby Liselotte » Mar 15, 2007 1:22 am

Hi Charla and George,

CH stands for'Confoederatio Helvetica', now you know :lol: :lol: :lol:
Serioulsy: Switzerland has 4 official languages: German, French, Italian and Romanch. I imagine to be fair to all, they chose the latin name. In Europe CH is the official country code, like for you USA :cool:
I like a little mystery, however our climate is not average Swiss. We live at 1300 m in a small mountain village. People don't exactly garden here, they ski or hike. Our growing season is short and in summer we lose 1 º C for every 100 m altitude. This should tell you, I am the odd ball in our neighborhood!

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Thanks Mr. Leafy for all the enjoyment I get out of your fabulous dungeon! :lol:
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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 15, 2007 11:37 pm

Wow, Lisolette, that sounds cold!!!! Hang in there, though! Have you grown any hosta in containers where you could take them inside and enjoy a little longer? How cold does it get there during winter?
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