This is New To Me, and I Like It...

don_in_coloradoApril 9, 2014

I've never seen pips the size of my thumb, not in my own gardens, anyway. But that's how big the pips on 'Deluxe Edition' and 'Sum and Substance' are at this point in their growth. Exciting times for me in my young hosta gardens.

Two thumbs up!
Don B.

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Two thumbs down for not showing a picture. ;-)

tj

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 6:23PM
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don_in_colorado

No pics, sorry, TJ. Camera battery is dead and gone; New one has shipped, will be here in a day or two. That is all.

Don B.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 6:25PM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Sagar with 13 pips two years old and a picture. Biggest pip 11/2 thumbs and 6 in tall .

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 7:09PM
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mountainy man z8 Ireland

Its a whole new world to me too this year.

So where are the photos Don?

ok never mind got skyped while replying hadn't seen replys yet

Denis

This post was edited by mountainy_man on Wed, Apr 9, 14 at 19:29

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 7:25PM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Just noticed that I can't type or read to edit it!

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 7:30PM
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don_in_colorado

Nice, Sunnywood. Always nice to see the margins good and developed even before they unfurl.

Sorry about no pics; Will provide some as soon as battery gets here.

Don B.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 7:41PM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

That is exciting Don, for sure. How long have you had S&S and Deluxe Edition?

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 7:44PM
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don_in_colorado

Since just last spring, NHL. 'Liberty' has a couple nice ones coming up, too. Got 'Liberty' in 2012, so maybe it's gonna leap for me.

Don B.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 7:54PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Don, now you've got me measuring pips! I love counting them to document growth. When my Sagae and S & S poke through, I'm going to measure too! Just for curiosity. SS will be emerging for the second year and should have pretty hefty-sized pips.

Are you the only one with Deluxe Edition? I'm not sure I've seen that name before yours.

Beautiful pips, Sunnywood!

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 9:20PM
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don_in_colorado

I think Faye (?) has one. I know Ken has one, evidence is in the library! It must be a biggie by now.

Don B.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 9:25PM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

You got S&S and Deluxe Edition just last spring! The growth you have is fantastic! You say your Liberty is doing well also? What a score!!!!!

Nothing much happening here. But today I was checking some of my pots and I see eyes on my War Paint. Hurray! Seeing more eyes or thicker eyes is so satisfying. I am sure you know exactly what I mean!

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 9:38PM
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don_in_colorado

Thanks, NHL. The S&S and Deluxe Edition were pretty good-sized pieces I received last year. The Liberty I got in 2012 was pretty tiny. Didn't do much last year, either. Nothing out-of-the-ordinary there. Maybe it's Liberty's year to mature a bit. Fingers crossed.

A question about War Paint; I know the center variegation does fade after several weeks, but does it still stay a different, slightly lighter shade than the margin, as opposed to becoming solid green?

Thanks,
Don B.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 9:54PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

I agree, new to me and I like it......

Deluxe Edition is a greenie? So, like Mountainy Man, I'll wait and see what yours looks like, since it isn't a FRAGRANT greenie.

What is so satisfying to me at this time of rapture, is that I may be able to keep them going after all!

Not all of them, for I'm about to place an emergency phone call to GreenMt and have a replacement Princess Anastasia added to my order about to ship. It is not coming back this year, and it was so NICE last year.

I miss this one, but I have to replace it. My sister-in-law the 93 year old nun is Anastasia, my DH's favorite relative, and he was so proud to tell her how it looked.

Notice it is my favorite variegation--dark green irregula margins with a brassy golden mid leaf. Here it is last August. See what I mean? Holding its own this good last year, and now zip!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 12:55AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

I got a nice sized one only last year. After its spring "show," it turns completely green and at that point resembles Niagara Falls. Here is a picture.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 1:06AM
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don_in_colorado

That's pretty awesome NHL, if the 'Bummer' stage of a plant basically just makes it look like another awesome hosta, namely 'Niagara Falls'

Can't lose, in my opinion. : )

Don B.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 1:18AM
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don_in_colorado

I think 'Princess Anastasia' is one I'll try. I first read it was a small one, so my interest waned. BUT seems it can get pretty good-sized. Thanks for posting, Mocc. Brings it back to the forefront, if you catch my drift?

Cheers,
Don B.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 1:41AM
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bernd ny zone5

Don, this is great that you have pips showing, and then fat ones! I had to pour boiling water into the soil to melt ice to permit me planting young arborvitaes. No hosta pips yet here.
Bernd

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 8:27AM
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gardens1(5b ON)

I purchased War Paint late last summer, at first glance thought it was mislabelled, then realized upon close examination, especially if you tilt the leaves to catch the light just the right way, you can still see the lines of the variegation, very subtle, but still there. Can't wait to see it's spring show!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 11:04AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

I'm with you gardens1. I can't wait to see the show War Paint puts on. I didn't get to enjoy the full effect last year as I received it when the "show" was half over.

Don, I remember Jim (idiothe) saying in a previous thread that War Paint was a two for one hosta---War Paint and then a look alike of Niagara Falls. I am really liking it so far.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 12:04PM
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