Summertime and the Living is Easy

paul_in_mn(4b)June 26, 2013

Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high.

Well we're officially into summer and the heat and humidity has been creeping in the last two weeks. Rains this spring have been so persistent that I don't think corn and soybeans crops have been completely planted yet.

Open the link below in another tab so Ella can serenade you thru the pics below....thanks for looking.

Frances Williams - late spring had been good for Frances

Clifford's Comet - wonderful pattern in the center

Christmas Tree - wider margins are starting to light it up

Fire Opal - just getting going

Victor - center was missing on some leaves last year, but seems to have got his groove back on

Spring Fling seedling 2011 - starting to develop it's summer rhythm

Maui Buttercups - not too long till it gets it's summer yellow

Krugerrand - third year and really coming on

Komodo Dragon - grew in the sun for a couple of years, now I'm waiting for KD to settle in it's new spot.

Holy Mole - sneaks in on you, it's not very noticeable and then Hello, where did you come from.

Paradigm - one of my favorites, grows well and always looks good.

Striptease - slow to come in this year, then boom

Thanks Ella.

Paul

Here is a link that might be useful: Ella - Summertime

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beverlymnz4

Nice hosta Paul. I'm still moving things around. Hopefully taking pictures later this week.

Beverly

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:28AM
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robo (z6a)

Beautiful photos Paul. Your setting looks so lush and verdant. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite of the ones you've posted here, they all look so happy and healthy!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:52AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Lovely photos Paul. I especially appreciate your written comments of each hosta.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:55AM
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sidney1515

Great pictures, Paul! I, too, noticed Striptease slower to come on this year.

Thanks Ella. . .what a set of pipes!!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:20AM
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Gesila(MI Z5)

All of your hostas are perfect! Your FW isn't even showing spring burn in your picture.

Gesila

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:28AM
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idiothe(4 MN)

nice!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:55AM
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mbug_gw

Boy....they all look so good!

...and another link to a favorite (even though it dates me!)

Here is a link that might be useful: Janis Joplin ...summertime

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 12:20PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Thanks to all for the comments. It's been a good season for hostas and pics - critter damage of any kind has been minimal and rains plentiful.

Another summer themed song in link below.

Paul

Here is a link that might be useful: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 1:28PM
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dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6a

I hope it's OK to add another themed summer song (in the link below) from waaay back in my youth...

I'll also add a pic of Sum and Substance, potted in a holding pattern, slated to be planted next spring.

Enjoy the old tune,
;-)
Deb

Here is a link that might be useful: Hot Fun in the Summertime

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 5:53PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

All the hostas look marvelous and the music is terrific, too. Love Ella and Janis...well...she'll always have a little piece of my heart and that link took me back to the Atlantic City Pop Festival in the summer of '69. A very good year.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 7:17PM
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hippieindenial

Your plants are gorgeous, Paul (as always)!
I especially love Victor and Fire Opal....I love them both in my garden and it's wonderful to see yours. I'm hoping to see a pic of your Color Festival soon.
Vanessa

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 8:12PM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Nice pics,Paul! I notice my Stripteases are not as good this year,also. We have had a ton of rain also,but I think it was the spring freezes we kept having,where I had to keep covering them,and removing the cover when it got warmer later in the day. Of course some hostas are better than ever. Phil

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 8:31PM
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Ludi _PA_7a

Indeed Paul !!!

Gorgeous, every last one. :)

Krugerrand has been on my short list for a while now, I think I need to buckle down and order it already.

Victor is another . . . I've only ever seen him in your garden and Vanessa's, but oh he is a stud !

Ludi

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:38PM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

Really nice pics and I also enjoyed your comments with each photo. Your hostas are beautiful.

Paula

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 1:11AM
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skippy1936

Thanks for the entertainment! Haven't heard In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry for a long time, I was dancing around the room. Love Komodo Dragon...beautiful ruffles.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 12:54PM
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