El Nino

paul_in_mn(4b)May 24, 2012

Was out in late light yesterday and El Nino colors were looking good. Thought lighting might be too dark to get a good pic, but colors came thru very nice. This is 2nd year and margins are still fairly narrow.

This one is a little more mature - margins and streaks to center starting to really show off(July 2011).

Please add your El Nino pics and similar sports.

Thanks for looking.

Paul

Here is a link that might be useful: HL: El Nino

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hostaLes(5)

Here is this springs photo of my El Nino I received as a gift late last season for Hallson. I love it and am anxious to see it "grow up". I am going to keep my eyes open for more blue centered variegated hostas because of El Nino.

Les

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 12:34PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Here's mine. Purchased El Nino in 2003 and Blue Ivory in 2009. I also just this year got Great Escape, which, from everything I've read is just like Blue Ivory. I'll watch how well they grow for me.

-Babka

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 12:39PM
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evermore_gw z 4/5 NB

Definitely in my top ten every year:

Steve

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 1:38PM
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hostaLes(5)

Babka-very nice. your photo just made me aware that something can be done with blue centered and white hostas that is striking. Most garden designers warn against having too many green and white hostas together in a garden because it makes it look too busy and not relaxing.

I can visualize a drift of blue and whites being gorgeous since blue is a much more placid color than green.

Les

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 5:50PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Les, here's a mass of Aristocrat

Paul

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 6:00PM
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hostaLes(5)

Just as I expected. Very nicely placed and striking,in my opinion.

Les

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 6:36PM
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frostynyc(7)

Babka - Your Blue Ivory looks sort of cream instead of the intense white of El Nino. I had thought that the width of the margin was the only difference.

Beautiful plants, everyone.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 7:07PM
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coll_123(5)

I actually find the real blue and white ones a little jarring, visually. I like them, but I don't know, there is something a little harsh about them to my eye.

My El Nino is finally looking pretty good this year- took it a while

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 7:08PM
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sally_grower

Beautiful hosta, it reminds me of First Frost, one of my favorites.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 7:30PM
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Mr_Gary

My El Nino has been in my garden for a year now, it has had great color last year when planted and came back in great form this year.

~ Gary

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 8:52PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Hmmm. Sure does look cream rather than white, but then I just recently moved it from a shadier place, and where it is now, it gets morning sun and less (by about 1 hour) than El Nino. Thanks for noticing that...I'll watch them to see what happens later in the season.

-Babka

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 9:48PM
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CindyCRNA(6a)

I just finished raining here so my El Nino is wet....and greener than everyone elses. It gets dappled shade.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 10:51AM
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