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New hostas for me!

Postby Eleven » May 29, 2015 11:08 pm

Chris, thank you so much for the gorgeous hostas I got today.

Winter Snow is so beautiful! It's exactly what I wanted. And huge!!!
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I hope American Halo brightens up the spot I have in mind.
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And My Cup of Tea was so outstanding, I had to pick it up. Can't wait to see how this looks in a couple years.
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Re: New hostas for me!

Postby boops » May 30, 2015 12:56 pm

Wow-you just can't beat Chris's plants for size and health-They look great! :D
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Re: New hostas for me!

Postby Eleven » Jun 04, 2015 7:03 am

I'm not sure what's gotten into me this year, but I have all three new hostas already planted.

Here's My Cup of Tea. Just need to even the soil after it's watered in a couple more times, then add back the ground cover.
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Winter Snow
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And American Halo
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Re: New hostas for me!

Postby boops » Jun 04, 2015 7:22 am

LOL-I always plant mine right away too. What type of ground cover material is that?
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Re: New hostas for me!

Postby Eleven » Jun 04, 2015 7:52 am

The thing is, I'm usually very behind in planting new hostas. This year, I'm almost caught up!! Just have Royal Wedding, Fall Dazzler, and Inaho waiting right now. Oh, and Pineapple Poll that I pulled from a bed and haven't replanted yet.

Do you mean the ground cover in the first pic? Sedum lineare Golden Teardrop
Or the second two pics? Some pine needles I trying as a mulch
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Re: New hostas for me!

Postby boops » Jun 04, 2015 8:15 am

I don't pot to many Hosta so I try to get the planting chore out of the way and put them in their home, not many new ones this year as the ones I put in a year or two ago are getting pretty big and am running out of room :eek:
I meant the pine needles, looks so nice and neat. Does it keep the slugs away?
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Re: New hostas for me!

Postby Eleven » Jun 04, 2015 9:54 am

This is my first year trying the pine needles, so no reports on it yet. I was lucky and got them from a house we volunteered at for leaf cleanup in the fall.

I mainly wanted to try it for looks. 1) It provides a nice background for the hostas to really stand out, and 2) my hostas get so DIRTY every time it rains, then I have to hose them off afterwards. I don't have to deal with many slugs, though I sometimes find baby ones munching on the plants I have waiting in pots.
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Re: New hostas for me!

Postby boops » Jun 04, 2015 10:21 am

Oh what a great idea regarding the dirt on the hosta, I have the same problem ( now also have the tree debris in all the leaves,nothing can be done about that) I may look into the pine needle mulch just for the splash back if nothing else. Thanks for that idea!
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