OK, I couldn't resist - 'Lily Blue Eyes'

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OK, I couldn't resist - 'Lily Blue Eyes'

Postby thehostagourmet » Jun 03, 2007 5:34 pm

I had the camera in my hands after the first rain in quite a while, little that it was, and I had to take a close up of 'Lily Blue Eyes'. She's bringing on new leaves after being nipped by a late frost. First growing season not in a pot. She'll get bigger, just like the granddaughter for whom she's named.

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Postby thy » Jun 03, 2007 5:41 pm

Beautiful

Does her hip and neck have the same twists and waves :wink:
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Postby LucyGoose » Jun 03, 2007 5:59 pm

Awwww NY...now I know George! :wink:

Sure is a beautiful picture!

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Postby caliloo » Jun 03, 2007 6:15 pm

Very nice, George! She is a looker all right.

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Postby Patrushka » Jun 03, 2007 8:05 pm

I'm glad you couldn't. :D I love it! :cool: Love the name too.
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 03, 2007 8:45 pm

That leaf sure looks good, George!! How big is the plant now? And how old is your granddaughter?
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Postby wishiwere » Jun 03, 2007 10:01 pm

Very nice! Your grandaughter will be proud! :D
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Postby DBoweMD » Jun 04, 2007 7:40 am

Very pretty!
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 04, 2007 7:43 am

Lovely name for such a lovely hosta! :D
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Postby thehostagourmet » Jun 04, 2007 12:50 pm

Reldon, she's 15" x 30" so far. That leaf is about 8.5" x 5". She's had larger leaves in the past in her pot, so I assume she'll continue to spread and produce larger leaves.

Lily was just 14 months on May 28th. Her mother (our daughter) wants to put in a second Hosta bed this summer. We put the first one in two years ago. I will only take plants I am sure won't spread my nematodes, which 'Lily Blue Eyes' would, I'm afraid. I would like to tc her. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 04, 2007 1:58 pm

Both of your girls are getting pretty good sized then. :) That's a nice sized leaf already.

I hope you can figure out a way to get the nematodes out of Lily Blue Eyes - or part of it anyway. Have you talked to anyone at a TC lab about it?
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Postby thehostagourmet » Jun 04, 2007 2:36 pm

Reldon, it's my understanding that the tc process doesn't pass along nematodes. There aren't many people around who will tc smaller quantities of a couple hundred or so.

The mulberry bed and some potted Hostas got infected by nematodes about two years ago. LBE showed it late last summer. Don't know how she caught it. I would have hot water treated her along with a few others I did before the eyes opened this spring, but I had just planted her last fall. I chickened out. Next spring, I'll split off a piece to treat, but in the mean time, I'd like to tc her.

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Postby Arlene » Jun 04, 2007 3:22 pm

She's a real beauty . . . as I'm sure her namesake is, as well. Lovely tribute to your granddaughter!!
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Postby DBoweMD » Jun 05, 2007 7:52 am

George, I tried a disyston (disulfoton) sytemic treatment last fall, and won't know until this summer later if it worked. It is an ingredient in some rose formulas. This was in potted hostas.
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Disyston

Postby thehostagourmet » Jun 05, 2007 8:35 am

Dr. Dave, I use Disyston. I understand from Bob Kuk that you can no longer buy the 2% formulation in Ohio. It isn't available in New York either. Disyston helps with the nematodes in the leaves, but doesn't attack the eggs. The plant may look great until the next batch of eggs hatches and they work their way into the leaves.

We need a total foliar nematode eradication product.

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Postby DBoweMD » Jun 05, 2007 8:39 am

The heat treatment has worked well for me also, but I'd divide a special plant before trying it on one half. I had a few losses, but only a few.
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