Polar Moon & Tokudama Flavocircinalis, Christmas Tree

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Polar Moon & Tokudama Flavocircinalis, Christmas Tree

Postby Ed_B » Jun 12, 2007 2:45 pm

Polar Moon is in it's third year here, pretty little thing.

Registry - not registered
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Polar+Moon
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/p/polarmoon.html

Tokudama Flavocircinalis ( viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45312 ) has been here for awhile, this must be one tough Hosta, it is growing under a huge maple tree and it never gets watered, and it does not get any direct sun.
It it seems to thrive in those conditions.

My Christmas Tree is growing right next to it.
It is also thriving.

Christmas Tree
Registry Link: http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=1215&Variety=Christmas%20Tree
MyHostas Database link: http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Christmas+Tree
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/chrismastree.html

Polar Moon [%P].JPG

Tokudama Flavocircinalis [%P].JPG

Christmas Tree 001 [%P].JPG
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Postby thehostagourmet » Jun 12, 2007 3:14 pm

Nice plants, Ed.

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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 12, 2007 3:15 pm

Looks like they are all thriving to me! Love that Polar Moon! Such a vibrant little thing! :D
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Postby Ed_B » Jun 12, 2007 3:33 pm

Thanks, George & Joan
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Postby Rookie_Green_Thumb » Jun 12, 2007 3:56 pm

All three are very nice! Love the coloring on that TF!
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 12, 2007 3:57 pm

Nice ones, Ed. :P

I'm not sure that my Polar Moon survived. All the hostas from the bed it was in ended up in a holding bed early this spring. But I don't think what I have labelled Polar Moon actually is. Your pic will help with the ID.
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Postby maidofshade » Jun 12, 2007 6:44 pm

TF is still probably my favorite hosta. I just love the color of it. I like your polar moon, too :D
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Postby nanny_56 » Jun 12, 2007 7:00 pm

TF is already on my list. I think I may need to add PM & CT!!

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Postby Wanda » Jun 12, 2007 7:43 pm

As lush and lovely as all your hosta are, I think you may be just a wee bit over-qualified to be a “hosta rookie” anymore!

Your Polar Moon is a cute little thing - but it will be bigger soon! I have Helen’s PM here as a foster hosta, and it is 36” across w/16 eyes. It has great bumpy texture and is just stunning.

One of my TF’s got too cold 3 years ago and is just recovering...and the other got frosted last year (even covered - 17 degrees will do that!). Two pitiful little eyes about the size of quarters - really bums me out, since that one has my favorite color combo - lime & blue. Wouldn’t look so sad if there weren’t two 1-yr. natural seedlings right behind that are twice as big.

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Postby barbara » Jun 12, 2007 8:44 pm

Good looking plants :D you're doing good if you say you're a newbie! :wink:
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Postby eastwood2007 » Jun 12, 2007 8:46 pm

Very nice, Ed! You, rookie, you! :wink:
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Postby wishiwere » Jun 12, 2007 9:46 pm

Love them all! They are healthy and BIG! kudos to your growing rookie!
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Postby baja220 » Jun 13, 2007 2:45 am

Ed, I love your Polor Moon!! I've never seen it before and guess what, It's now on my need list!! 8-)
I just tF this year and can't wait for it to get bigger.
I agree with the others, I'm not buying the 'rookie' thing! :P

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Postby Ed_B » Jun 13, 2007 6:08 am

One thing about the rookie thing,

I have been growing plants for about 35 years or more.

So being a rookie gardener no I am not, several years ago I wouldn't have a hosta in my yard because all I ever saw were the green ones with the white edge, and everybody around here had the same one "boring"

I had a difficult area around some trees to mow, so I started looking for some shade plants.
Guess what I found? Hosta's lots and lots of hosta's different leaf, size, colors, than anything I had ever seen before.
So I got me some, they had names but I didn't bother with any of that. Just planted them gave them some fertilizer and water.
Basic gardening, the same thing I do with any of the other plants I grew through the years.
The beauty of the first Hosta's growing here, led me to buy more, and as a relative newcomer to Hosta's I knew that I needed to learn even more, hence a Hosta rookie was
born.
The quest began in earnest about three years ago, I joined a Hosta group which quickly put me in my proper place as a hosta grower. Attitude central for the chosen few.
The one good thing that I did get out of it was learning about the Hallson forum.
I found a home that welcomed the novice to the pro with with the same enthusiasm, plus it covers so many different interest.
So if I am a rookie or not really doesn't matter that much anymore because like each of you I am a grower, a lover of plants, or as most people think of us a "green thumb"

One last thought on my journey as a rookie.
I found out about box stores, my then favorite neighborhood nursery where I got my first case of the dreaded Virus X (I was just there last week and they had lots of sick plants, and didn't want to talk about it either) I learned to label the plants with an ID tag, I still am growing a lot of plants that I don't have a clue as to who they are.
So maybe I have advanced a little, but I think there is a long road to travel before I kick off the training wheels :beer:
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Postby RayS » Jun 13, 2007 7:53 am

Very nice hostas you have Ed. here is a picture of my Polar Moon. I have had it for about 5 years now.
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Beautiful Pictures

Postby oldcoot » Jun 13, 2007 8:42 am

and even MORE BEAUTIFUL Hostas. Congratulations on both...
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Postby tsneal » Jun 13, 2007 9:11 am

Beautiful Ed!
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Postby Ed_B » Jun 13, 2007 12:01 pm

Wow Ray,

Your Polar Moon looks wonderful.
I am hoping mine gets there.

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