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Postby nanny_56 » Jun 06, 2007 8:01 pm

WOOO! That's a HOSTA!!

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Postby largosmom » Jun 06, 2007 9:46 pm

Oh, don't put a single thing under it, that would detract from the gorgeous view. You could hide in the rain under that thing! Love the nice tight clump and flare of leaves, it is like a giant bunch of flowers.

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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 06, 2007 11:47 pm

George - what you need to do is get some red petioles on a gold Elatior seedling. Then cross it with a piecrusted hosta. :P There's more than one way to skin a cat. :wink:
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Postby thehostagourmet » Jun 07, 2007 7:06 am

My, Reldon, you were up late last night. I need my beauty sleep.

That would work too, but even though 'Elatior' is in my mulberry bed, I'm not a big fan. I can't put my finger on it. Coarseness? Color? Something.

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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 07, 2007 9:31 am

I think I'm beyond beauty sleep helping, George. :wink:

Well substitute another big, fast growing hosta that you can turn gold then. I think Diva is a gold Elatior seedling, but not sure that it gets quite as large. Be creative. Play amongst the gene pool. :wink:

[[Diva X One Man's Treasure] x [Sun Power x One Man's Treasure]] x Lakeside Ripples

2 or 3 growing seasons & you're there. :P
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Postby largosmom » Jun 07, 2007 10:00 pm

You REALLY need a pic of something or someone napping under that hosta. Large dog, small child, neighbor, pink plastic flamingo...you get the idea....something for scale, kind of like when a teeny tiny person stands in front of a huge monument.

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Postby Spider » Jun 07, 2007 10:04 pm

A breyer horse perhaps? lol :)
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Postby largosmom » Jun 07, 2007 10:35 pm

Not sure what a Breyer Horse is, but sounds good to me. How about a wheel barrow. Even more boring, a yard stick or a long-handle shovel.

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