Emerging_in_MN, part II
Still waiting for so many to emerge, especially the garden north of the house. We're about 2-3 wks ahead, so no complaints - just garden fever. Gardens are still a bit too soft to be stepping into them much. Spring showers of about an inch last night and more this week. Here's a few to signal that the Northlands are starting to green up.
Blue Mouse Ears - too early to be blue, didn't get much in blooms last year.
Frosted Mouse Ears - slow to multiply for me, but seems happy where it is.
Great Arrival - third year - margins got wider and leaves rounder
Harpoon - critters set it back, but seems to have rebounded - yingeri hybrid so has those pretty spider type flowers
Key Lime Pie - growing with a vengeance - went from 6 to 17 eyes. If you want some good growing hosta look at Squash Casserole and its sports.
Pistache - a Spilt Milk sport - went from 1 to 5 eyes, may have to move in a year or so as it's supposed to be a medium sized hosta. Though it is no where near that size yet - wonder if size is guess based upon Spilt Milk.
Spartacus - 2nd year - UKhostaman's puts mine to shame
Summer Breeze - was looking sad 2 years ago, so moved it to some sun and better watering - seemed to work.
War Paint - just unfurled - got to catch the colors before they green up. Last year in a pot and colors went quick.
Solomon's Seal (variegated)- a growing favorite around hostas for me - pick some up at every garden club sale I find. Gives some height and spires are so different from mounding structure of a lot of shade plants.
Thanks for looking.