Pictures needed: My three new hostas

megaul(Z5OHIO)August 13, 2007

For our 30th anniversary this summer, we treated ourselves to a new patio in the back yard and a new walkway in the front. That was pretty exciting, made even more exciting when I found I had room for a few more hostas.

I purchased Olive Bailey Langdon, El Nino, and Pineapple Upsidedown Cake. El Nino, I"ve been coveting for some time. The other two have gotten good remarks from here on the forum. I also added a few cuttings of some of my favorites I already had, and moved a few as well.

I would love to see your mature pictures of the three I purchased so I can day dream about how the area will look when it's mature.

Patience has never been my strong suit. :-)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
koidom(8 OR)

I wish I could find ones like that around in my area. Pineapple Upsidedown Cake is really intresting and the other two are lovely :) Of course I don't have any pictures for you :(

    Bookmark   August 13, 2007 at 4:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Janice

I don't have any of those either, Marsha! I lost PUC and OBL over the winter--but, congratulations on your anniversary!!
We just celebrated our 39th on the 10 of this month!

I also got a new sidewalk AND new and larger front porch with a larger planting area done in landscape block.
I think I bit off more than I can chew this summer with that bigger area to be filled!!!!

Hope you get some pics.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2007 at 10:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
caliloo(z6/7)

Here's a link to my OBL. I will try to get a photo of PUDC for you today. They are both awesome!

Alexa

Here is a link that might be useful: Hosta Alphabet - P

    Bookmark   August 14, 2007 at 8:28AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
megaul(Z5OHIO)

Janice, congrats on your 39th! Will be waiting for pics of your larger planting area. BTW, loved your floating deck. Didn't have time to comment when I first did a 'drive by read' of the forum a few days ago.

Alexa, your OBL is beautiful!! Hope mine turns out equally as nice as it matures. Isn't it funny how the babies or hosta 'youth' look nothing like they will when an adult. Kind of like people...

Hope you have time to get a photo of your PUDC. My young one is already rather unique looking. I checked out the hosta library and have an idea what to expect. I do find the pictures here on the forum often more dramatic and spectacular than those at the library. There are some really good photographers here.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2007 at 4:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
toymr2mk2(SE VA z7b/8a)

Here is one of PUC a couple of years ago.....Art

    Bookmark   August 14, 2007 at 8:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bunnycat(z6 NY)

I don't have OBL. El Nino and PUDC are 2 of my very favorites. Neither is "mature," but each is growing well.
Bought El Nino locally as a very tiny one-eyed baby in Sept. 2005. I like the contrast of the white edge better than the creamy edge on my Aristocrat and a few other blue and cream hostas that I have. I also am realizing that I like hostas with pointy leaves best.

Bought PUDC in August 2005 with several eyes. I don't have anything else that looks anything like it, which is one reason that I like it.

Hope somebody can locate some more mature specimens for you. They must be gorgeous when really big!

~Bunnycat

    Bookmark   August 15, 2007 at 3:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bean_counter_z4(Zone 4, Rkfd,IL)

I don't have any of those, just wanted to say PUDC is certainly striking. Thanks for sharing the photo Bunny.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 9:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bunnycat(z6 NY)

Thanks, Bean.

BTW....I have a second PUDC, purchased from Hallson's last year. It is almost as big as the one I bought the year before. It came with 14 (!!!!) eyes. I see Hallson's still has them for $12.99. (Just enabling a bit, ha ha)

~Bunnycat

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 11:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
megaul(Z5OHIO)

Bunnycat,

Thanks so much for posting the pics. Those are two gorgeous hostas. I'm going to be very happy with my choices!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 5:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
deebs43(5)

Art, is that your puppy peeking out between the plants? Great photo! :-)

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 9:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bean_counter_z4(Zone 4, Rkfd,IL)

I didn't see the puppy until deebs mentioned it. Like a 'where's Waldo' picture;~) Cute!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2007 at 8:09AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
toymr2mk2(SE VA z7b/8a)

Yes thats one of my little ones. She loved to play and lay around under the hostas. Now they are guarding over her.
Art

    Bookmark   August 17, 2007 at 9:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
papou(Z5b Ontario)

Marsha,
Pineapple Upsidedown Cake has amazed me this year as the leaves changed color with the warmer temperature. It is slug-free, grows in a compact, nice clump. My PUC is 4 years old:

Papou

    Bookmark   August 17, 2007 at 10:35PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
donrawson
good to see spring in the uk
my grass still lots of work!fed it 3 times already..bloody...
uk-hostaman
What have we ordered?
So far I have gotten a few new ones. What have you...
ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida
mulch around hostas. leaves, etc.
I have always read that you need to clean up the hostas...
steelskies
need help for my yard
I need ideas for this boring yard. Southeast PA, West...
carol0512
Sponsored Products
Merten Blue Galvanized Wall Clock
$106.95 | Bellacor
WAC Hemmingway Rubbed Bronze 24" Wide LED Picture Light
Euro Style Lighting
Addison ross silver plate frames edge
Origin Crafts
Monarch Pantries Pantry in Black and Oak 5008-65
Home Depot
Grooved Copper Table
Grandin Road
Zaneen | Max LED Wall Light
$763.20 | YLighting
Shell Frame Square Mirror
$59.99 | zulily
Rite Lite 8 LED Wireless Picture Light, Black LPL601XLB
$21.97 | Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™