Two thumbs up for Paula

jan_on zone 5bFebruary 19, 2014

...and many thanks, applause, kudos.....
This was (and continues to be) a brutal winter for many, and the hosta alphabet was the highlight of many days for me. Great that our dedicated 'leader' was wiling to post at a ridiculously early hour to get us up and running. And great responses from so many hosta lovers.

Brilliant - whoever originally conceived of the idea. How many years has this been happening?

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bkay2000(8a TX)

I have no idea of how long the alphabet has been done. Maybe Ken, Babka or Phil will know. I've only been hanging around here for about 5 years, but it's been going on all of that time. This is the first year that I remember having the riddles, though.

Here's to Paula!


    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 12:42PM
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Paula, thank you for your efforts.


    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 12:44PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

I don't recall when it all began, but it has been around for a long, long, time. Paula has put a fun, personal touch on it. Now, then, Paula, you did such a wonderful job with the Alphabet this year, we'll be expecting this same grand performance next Winter too!

KUDOS to you, Paula!


    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 1:18PM
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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

Thank you everyone I have a great time doing it. wow OT my co worker just called me. He has been out of work due to health reasons. I have kept on him about a sore on his ear. He had it checked and it was skin cancer. They found 2 more spots and he is getting it taken care of. What a great day this is turning out to be. All I can say is be ready on Dec 26 at 4:30am est as we are going to do this again. I cannot do it without you as You make the alphabet. Do not forget to keep the camera ready. I am enabling everyone as I have already ordered over 50 hostas. Thank you again.

Remember: A Lakeside in every order and everyone needs a LS Shore Master. LOL

Ps Each was his name and he did catch 3 fish. =^..^=

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 5:56PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

Yeah, took me forever to finally figure out how to do the 1/3 thing. I kept trying to do it using algebra, which I am terrible at.


    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 6:05PM
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Indeed, thanks for piloting the alphabet again this year, Paula. My 'must-have' list is just ridiculous, out of control. : )

Don B.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 8:50PM
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sandyslopes z5 n. UT

The hosta alphabet is something I look forward to every year. Thanks to Paula for so reliably keeping it going, and big thanks to EVERYONE who posted pictures. I saw new names in both hostas and posters. This year was an EXCELLENT alphabet!

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 9:45PM
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Ludi _PA_7a

I'm with Don, 'the list' is ever growing !!!

But I have to stop and say Thank You to Paula as well, for both her time and effort. It is so appreciated by all, and I know that's why she does it. A very giving soul. While I couldn't hit every letter, I enjoyed drool . . . I mean gazing at all the lovelies. Spring needs to 'sprung' . . . soon !

Thanks again for a job well done ! And to everyone else, it was a lot of enable . . . I mean fun. :p


    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 11:33PM
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Thanks Paula.. makes the winter go quicker

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 1:06PM
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Yup, thank you so much Paula, both before and after the Alphabet. Next year you'll have my undivided attention, since the remodel should be long ended.

Talking about the "Must Have" lists....Paula and Don, I am afraid to count mine, just hope DH can be distracted from their arrivals...there is no end to it.

In fact, the nice neighborlady behind us chatted yesterday about selling her home, which we have first refusal on....and I am drooling over the 300 foot x 100 foot wide lot the vacant house next door to that, for another 300 x 100....I could justify it, couldn't you too? One is very shady. One is mixed with a network of tall canopy trees and understory trees.

I'm not gonna quit until somebody shovels dirt in my face.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 3:18PM
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You never forget your first time, and this was my first hosta alphabet, ...hehe, thanks Paula !

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 5:21PM
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'I'm not gonna quit until somebody shovels dirt in my face.'-- Mocc

LOL And WHY should you?? I have a feeling that's a sentiment almost all of us can share, and appreciate.

I just added 'Sombrero' to 'The List' Mocc. Savory has pieces of the OS clump for 50 bucks, or little TC squirts that have been grown out for only a year, for 20 or 30 bucks. I'll spend more to get an OS mature piece. It's worth it to me.

My apologies, Jan, kind of hijacked your thread here. Let us discuss our fragrant fetish on another thread, Mocc. I'll start one.

Don B.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 7:04PM
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Oops, sorry...just my mind jumps from the temptation of the Alphabet straight into a wish mode. Paula knows...but I was carried away.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 9:14PM
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