You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author Unknown
Quickly show us your Qs!
Queen of the Seas (leaf detail)
QOTS 2 yr old clump
First year baby Queen of the Seas. I'm loving this one. Can't wait to see everyone else's mature clumps. Also, I hope someone posts a pic of Queen of Islip...
October pic of Queen of the Seas (year 1)
Not many Q's. Both of the Queen J's I have are in recovery. They were in different locations but one year one and the next year the other went weird and declined to where I thought they were gone for sure. At least one of them is making a comeback. Hostas are wonderful but also sometimes weird.
Speaking of weird, maybe some of you will be interested in these pictures of Queen of the Seas. I had heard of the blue melting off but had never experienced anything like this before. My blues had been strictly grown in the shade - complete shade. Gradually a few found their way into more sun seemed to thrive and grow. I noticed it often brought out the blue (in defense of the sun?). Anyway I moved my slowly growing Queen of the Seas into lots of sun in late 2011. It looked wonderful for a while until the afternoon of June 22.
I spent the hot day sitting in the sun with a book. When I did my 'tour' in the afternoon I couldn't believe my eyes. What a shock! It was not windy and no rain or watering - just hot sun.
Being an optomist I thought maybe it would grow back some blue. It didn't. Here it is a month later.
Here it is another month later. I didn't really mind and thought it was an interesting experiment. I will be moving it this spring to more shade and putting something else here.
My one lonely other Q.
Queen of the Seas - moved it to a brighter spot with morning sun - improves every year. Empress Wu in upper left and an Abba Dabba Do sport at upper right - so gonna have some big neighbors over the next couple of years.
Queen Josephine - Gets 1/2 day of sun
Here's a bed of Queen Josephines at local Arboretum-
Paul --- what is the blue-edged ruffled leafed hosta on the bottom left of your first picture?
Hostanista- That is Golden Meadows. Check out link below with color transitions it goes thru - starts out white/cream in center.
Here is a link that might be useful: Golden Meadows starting Its Show
Hosta 'Queen of the Seas' after a rain.
This post was edited by berndnyz5 on Wed, Jan 30, 13 at 18:45
Mctavish, thanks for your Queen of the Seas progression pictures. Mine was in its second year last summer and I didn't take a pic.
I bought Queen Josephine because of the shiny leaves. Mine gets mostly filtered sun.
QUEEN JOSEPHINE (year 3) on May 25, 2012
PAUL: Thanks. You just put Golden Meadows on my lust-list.
Here's my Queen-of-the-Seas from last spring. This plant was planted in 2006,so it has grow very well. Phil
Paul, I was about to ask too....Golden Meadows....maybe mine will have those dark ruffles this year. It looked nice before but now I know what to expect. And now back to the alphabet:
Queen Josephine in August having a small flush of new leaves
Queen Of The Seas in August
Quilting Bee, newly arrived in June from Savory's.
Another Queen Josephine in spring. Eye Declare in upper right.
Ater seeing all the beautiful Queen of the Sea. I just have to add this to my want list 2013. Great pictures .