Maya Swingtime.. excellent in a container!

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Maya Swingtime.. excellent in a container!

Postby doublemom2 » Jul 07, 2008 10:45 pm

I have this beauty in a large planter on my patio, near two potted japanese maples. I LOVE the way this looks in a container, and it gets a fair amount of sun. The flower scapes are really tall, can't wait to see them opened up :)

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Postby renaldo75 » Jul 08, 2008 7:39 am

Very nice, Andi. :D I like those looonng pointed leaf tips. 8-) How long have you had this one?
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Postby LucyGoose » Jul 08, 2008 8:29 am

Mine sucks......Can I say that word??

Yours is pretty......I have moved it a couple times giving it a couple years in each spot.....It is still small.....a big disappointment..... :(
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Postby playinmud » Jul 08, 2008 8:35 am

Beautiful! You know I've never thought of putting hostas into planters (DUH!!). :-?
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Postby scrappinmusicmommy » Jul 08, 2008 9:37 am

Looks great! I'll have to think about containers too! :D
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Postby LucyGoose » Jul 08, 2008 9:40 am

I killed a lot in pots over wintering them.....I am not good..... :oops: ......I will take a picture of mine tonight......and I have had it a few years.....can't remember exactly, but 4'ish?

Wish mine looked like yours..... 8-)
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Postby fenceberry » Jul 08, 2008 10:07 am

I've had mine 3 or 4 years, too, and I agree with Lucy, mine sucks. I moved it to get more sun a couple of years ago and it is still a tiny little thing.
Your's looks great! Wish I could grow hostas in pots but I can't even grow petunias in pots, so maybe it's me.
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Postby Justaysam » Jul 08, 2008 3:36 pm

I have one in a pot, and one in the ground. The one in the ground is beautiful, the one in the pot not. I forced the one in the pot, maybe it is tired. Andi, yours is gorgeous!
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Postby doublemom2 » Jul 08, 2008 5:23 pm

I got this from the Boyz I think three years ago, and had it in a gallon pot for a year, then got rid of whatever was in the current patio container, so I just grabbed the nearest hosta and shoved it in here. It turned out to be perfect! It was fairly small the first year, last year was decent but not really full... this year it is just putting on a great show! I LOVE the wavy gold leaves, and the flower scapes are so tall, they're almost up through the Jap. maple leaves next to it.

I'll have my Maya send out good vibes to all of you whose aren't growing well.... GROW! Grow! grow!

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Postby Joe » Jul 09, 2008 10:30 am

I have two and both are growing very well, but mine do not handle a lot of sun very well at all. I was really surprised, given that it supposedly can take a lot of sun. I moved the larger one to some morning sun and afternoon shade and it is doing much better.

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Postby doublemom2 » Jul 09, 2008 12:19 pm

Well, here in the Seattle area our definition of a lot of sun is very different, I'm sure, than most of you LOL!. If we get over 80 degrees we all start to melt.

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Postby thy » Jul 09, 2008 7:19 pm

Lovely hosta


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Postby largosmom » Jul 09, 2008 7:58 pm

It is looking really nice!

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Postby Libby » Jul 10, 2008 9:33 am

Just gorgeous! And the pot is the perfect shape for it - wish I had better luck with overwintering pots. With me it's chancey at best.
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Postby LucyGoose » Jul 10, 2008 9:40 pm

Okay here she is.....bigger than I thought, too....but still ugly.....to me.... :oops: ....I have her in shade now, too been there since last year........it can't take our sun..... :x

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Postby fenceberry » Jul 10, 2008 11:28 pm

Your's is a giant compared to mine, LG. I don't know what happened to it, it's smaller than when I got it from the Boyz. Maybe I'll try moving it again, for the third time.
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Postby LucyGoose » Jul 11, 2008 6:20 pm

Okay then, I am sorry I said that......But I still think it sucks.....I remember that picture that they had for it in that auction.....Mine has NEVER looked like that.... :lol:
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