Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

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Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 03, 2011 7:38 am

Today's hosta, 'Restless Sea' was new to me spring 2007. I recently moved it because a nearby border of Allan P. McConnell was getting too large and threatening to overwhelm this one. This is said to appear to always be in motion, hence the name. I'm not so sure about that but I really like the plant which has a little zig-zag edge to each leaf. Also white backs to the leaves which may also contribute to the name. This year it bloomed for me, possibly for the first time though I'd have to check my records to be sure.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5357&Variety=Restless%20Sea
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Restless+Sea
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/restlessseas.html

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby Linda P » Sep 03, 2011 8:22 am

I just got mine late last year, so it's still out in the growing area, awaiting its garden placement.
Great to see the beautiful flower display on this one!

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby Chris_W » Sep 03, 2011 10:00 am

Looks terrific! Thanks for sharing this and all the other hostas of the day. I look forward to them :)
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 03, 2011 12:04 pm

Thanks Chris. But I'd like to see more pics of the sames hostas which others have. I guess maybe not everyone is addicted to the camera like I am. I've made a habit to photograph the entire collection once a week if I can and I find those photos invaluable as a record - but it takes time to edit and, particularly, rename them so I know what I have.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby wendys_garden » Sep 03, 2011 2:44 pm

Wow Ann, once a week you photograph your Hostas? :o I'm lucky to photograph them once per season. It's not so much the photography, but like you said, the renaming of the files, resizing and sorting them that is time consuming.

I love your photos of the day. Restless Sea is on my want list, can't wait to get it!
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 03, 2011 3:53 pm

Wendy - the reason I think those pics are so valuable is that I have diagnosed problems with my hostas - HVX, foliar nematodes and seen sports first when I'm editing the pics. I think we tend to look at the plants in the flesh somewhat selectively and don't always notice what is really going on with them. More than once I've seen it first in the picture and then taken a look at the plant and said, Oh yeah!
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Postby wendys_garden » Sep 03, 2011 4:08 pm

Ann, I think you are on to something there... I actually noticed that phenomenon just recently. Someone on another forum was talking about "Sara's Sensation" showing burning on it's leaves just like Frances Williams. I thought, mine doesn't burn at all, it looks gorgeous. So I was going to post a pix of my SS, and it wasn't until I was looking at the photograph did I notice that mine was showing burned spots on it's edges too! I never noticed it while observing it in my garden :???:
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 15, 2012 1:51 pm

This one has grown quite a bit this year and seems to like the spot I moved it to last year. It's a late bloomer and bloomed prolifically this year.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby Eleven » Nov 05, 2012 1:58 pm

'Restless Sea', new last fall and currently vying with 'June', 'El Nino', and 'Sleeping Beauty' for title of last hosta standing:
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 05, 2012 4:34 pm

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This is another late bloomer. This picture taken Aug. 31 of a year with a very early spring. It was still blooming 10 days later, but my picture isn't as good.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 04, 2014 8:58 pm

In 2014, 'Restless Sea' fills the space available to it in this narrow garden. As I post, it is covered with bloom and looks spectacular. Picture July 16, 2014.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby NancyL » Sep 05, 2014 7:46 am

Mine is in bloom today and it is lovely. It is in fairly deep shade so the blooms are lighting up that corner. I would guess this is 3-4 years old so not a robust grower or me. It is also surrounded by Wood Poppy seedlings.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby Tigger » Jul 15, 2015 4:54 pm

Just a single leaf from a plant that is growing well. We really like it (and hope to use it in some breeding).

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 01, 2015 3:58 pm

2015 - July 03. Looking good.

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Buds, Aug. 2.
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In full bloom Aug. 13.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby Eleven » Jul 30, 2016 12:00 am

Mine looks really good this year. Definitely a favorite in the better half of my hostas. (Trying to make a top 10 or 20 list is too hard.)

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Restless Sea' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 12, 2017 4:16 pm

2016 update

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