Before (2104) and after (2012/2013) pic heavy

ravensfan52(6)April 29, 2014

Since today is a raw, cold, rainy day I went out at 7 pm to snap some emerging pics. Thought I'd follow each emerging 2014 pic with how the hosta looked last summer 2013 or 2012, so you can see into the future a bit!

Top left elevated is S and S:

I can do more but this is time consuming on an Ipad! Hope you enjoy the comparisons.
Amy

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Linda's Garden z6 Utah

Beautiful pictures! Can you give us the names of each one?

Thanks
Linda ;)

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 8:15PM
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ravensfan52(6)

In case you don't want to click pics, they are June potted, Northern Exposure, Stained Glass, Sum and Substance in elevated planter, and Summer Music next to/under a rhododendron.
A

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 8:16PM
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jadie88(7 MD)

Very cool series of pics, RavensFan. I love how well you capture the depth and texture in both stages of the "hosta life cycle." :) Thanks for the show!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 9:39PM
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Gesila(MI Z5)

I love the shots. I love your Summer Music, I've never seen a mature one before.

Gesila

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 10:12PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Ravens, we just mentioned Summer Music in another thread. Yours is sure a beauty. I know I was thinking how much time you took to place before and after for those hosta. I have all I can do to put tags on my photos. Otherwise I'd be lost.

Great plants, and great pictures.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 10:20PM
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don_in_colorado

Amy, that 'June' is so big, I was looking at it thinking it probably IS a June, but it thinks it's a Paul's Glory.

Nice plants,
Don B.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 11:02PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Very nice, Amy. Thanks for taking the time.

tj (PackerFan)

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 4:04AM
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mary4b(4b WI)

Thank you so much for sharing, those are really great. I loved the idea of elevating the Sum & Substance in the border. I may try that this year if I have the right spot for it. You have a lot of talent for combinations...

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 6:14AM
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hostahosta

Lovely series of pics. Maybe others can pick up on the theme?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 6:48AM
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ravensfan52(6)

Don B,
I actually took a piece of June from that pot and planted it in the ground in a shadier location. It is a very strong grower for me. The shadier one has a more bluish cast while the potted one gets more sun and is much brighter. Both are very eye catching and I plan to spread this plant around the yard in more locations due to how it performs for me. That potted one is bursting right now. Overnight it must have grown another inch taller. I do have Paul's Glory and can add the before after pic when I get home tonight.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 9:32AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Really beautiful hostas. All grown to perfection! My favorite is one in your collection is Northern Exposure. I've always loved the way a mature one looks and yours is to die for!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 9:56AM
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santamiller

Fantastic idea of posting pictures this way. I really enjoyed seeing these. I gotsta get me a June!!!! It seems to be such a consistently great looking plant for so many people.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 4:59PM
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stoc zone 6 sweden

Thanks, great pics,love the before and later aspect.Very inspiring for a newbie still waiting for all the pips to show.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 5:45PM
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Errant_gw

Yes, very inspiring! Thank you :)

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 5:58PM
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ravensfan52(6)

Glad you all are enjoying the pics! Here are a few more for you:

Paul's Glory

PG on left:

Montana Aureomarginata yesterday:

A newbie from last year- Komodo Dragon

Another newbie-paradise Island

Feel free to add yours!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 6:24PM
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