What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

caliloo(z6/7)April 26, 2012

So here goes... I cannot believe how many are up (and how many survived the drowning this past winter) and looking pretty darn good this early in the year. All thumbnails are clickable (I hope). BTW - my worries and woes about all the losses I was anticipating, were for the most part, unfounded. Yes, I did lose several, but that is for a different thread.All pics were taken yesterday or today - comments encouraged!

Alexa Yellow Seedling

Striptease Sport

Squid Lips

A fun trio of seedlings with other stuff

Paradise Island

Old Glory

NOID and sport of NOID - guesses welcome

Niagara Falls Seedling

Jim Hawes

Streaky seedling

Bowl of minis

Seedling -

Funky Monkey

Fragrant Blue

Fire Island and Paradise Joyce

Revolution Sport - opinions welcome

And a top 10 for me - ARISTOCRAT

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Cher(6 SW OH)

Lovely photos and some great choices. Your streaky seedling is looking good.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 5:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b


Very nice plants and not the usual suspects. Do you do much hybridizing?


    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 6:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


Steve, yes, I do a little pollen dabbing, nothing that I am obsessive about tho. My record keeping is kind of spotty so I usually know the pod parent, but between the OP seeds and ones I dabbed... well, you get the idea. I grow a bunch of seedlings and toss most of them. I have the great luck to be near a few other hosta addicts that will sometimes let me harvest their OP seeds, plus my own, so I have a large supply. I've been into hostas for about 6 or 7 years, so my collection really took off and now I am very selective about what I buy or seedlings I keep.

Anyway, thanks for the nice comments :-)


    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 6:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Welcome back,Alexa! I looked at the thumbnails,and I think I have the clone of your NOID! So when you know,tell me! Lol! I have a couple of streaked seedlings of Korean Snow that look just like the mother plant,but I also have another from the same plant that looks nothing like the mother plant. These are all OP,so who knows what the pollen parent was? Phil

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 10:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for sharing. Noid looks like Northern Exposure family.


    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 10:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks Phil Good to see you too! Last year was awful for my hostas, so I went into hiding. Between the deer and slugs they were pitiful all year. Hoping I got ahead of all the beasties this year and can actually enjoy my garden.

Paul - I think you are right. It was an unlabeled plant that I bought with the sport on it... whatever it is, I like it!

Good to see everyone!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It's always fun to have nice seedlings. Somehow they mean more to you.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jan_on zone 5b

Hmmm. Squid lips? SQUID LIPS??? You couldn't invent a name like that for love nor money!!! Might be tasty in a salad bowl though.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 2:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

LOL Jan! That is one of my seedlings that has been around a while, and yes, I named it LOLOLOL!


    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 3:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jan_on zone 5b

If you get that one to market it will sell like hotcakes just because of the name!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I love that aristocrat. And those seedlings really complaint those dusty purple heuchera. Paradise Island is gorgeous... wish it stayed that bright!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 10:23PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
This will be my first year planting hostas so you could...
Need Expertise from Utah Hosta Growers
I've been following this forum for several years and...
Engraved Labels
Anyone know where I can buy engraved markers? Westy...
What's looking good in your garden this week?
I'm afraid I'll miss the pipping going on in my hosta...
mulch around hostas. leaves, etc.
I have always read that you need to clean up the hostas...
Sponsored Products
48" Amery Brushed Stainless Steel Soaking Tub
Signature Hardware
Design Toscano Yorkshire Lamb Garden Statue - Sitting Lamb - QL57615
$43.90 | Hayneedle
Elk Lighting Vortex Satin Nickel Pendant with Adapter Kit
$210.00 | LuxeDecor
Artifort | Low Lotus Chair, Fully Upholstered Inside
Feiss Crisfield 36" High Butter Crackle Wall Mirror
Lamps Plus
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Accent Rug: Artistic Weavers Rugs Valongo Cocoa 2
Home Depot
Architex Britches Nickel Fabric
$60.00 | Viesso
Primeval Blue Oriental Rug (5'3 x 7'7)
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™