my empress wu seems to have 5 yellow divisions

ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5August 12, 2014

and only one green ...

whats that all about ...

anyone else seeing yellow???

ken

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Babka NorCal 9b

Eyes getting old, Ken? ;-)

Will you share this phenomenon with us?

-Babka

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 12:37PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Crickey man... You keep telling all of us to supply pics...does this not also apply to you? C'mon, give!! LOL We know you have a camera from your trip with Gary.

CRIKEY! ... Eh? I must be the thousandth person to remind you.lol......Bkay, can you 'splain to him how it's done again? He'll listen to you...maybe?

Gotta get back to the yard...I'm sniffing flowers, Ken...for your August thread...my first So Sweet flower opened this morning and it is divine!!!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 1:06PM
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mac48025

Sounds like an interesting sport ken. I've not that happen with my empress wu but I did with titanic. Here it is:

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 1:13PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Mac, you combine your hosta with such lovely ferns. I am tantalized by glimpses of your garden space.

And Ken, no yellow here. I have a blue green Empress Wu still with ONE eye, and ONE seedpod. It is in the ground, part of my experimental bed. The only thing in my grounder bed that is golden is appropriately Sum And Substance which is on the end catching western afternoon sun. It is looking good, and it is remaining golden. But EWu beneath a palm tree has nary a touch of gold.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 4:32PM
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stoc zone 6 sweden

Cräjkey Ken post some pics.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 4:47PM
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donrawson(Z 5)

I've seen several sports of Empress Wu, but not any with solid gold leaves. Post a pic please...

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 5:13PM
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bernd ny zone5

My Empress is blue-green in spring, no yellows. The yellow one on 'Titanic' I simply twisted off, none more of that.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:10PM
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bkay2000

Jo, he doesn't listen to me. It's like trying to get your teenager (or your ex) to do something. If they think you want it, they won't do it for squat.

bk

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:21PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

what Don R requests, please.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 11:15PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

PHOTO!!!! WE WANT A PHOTO!

-Babka

This post was edited by Babka on Wed, Aug 13, 14 at 0:56

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 12:55AM
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luuk(9b)

I join the chorus of those ask the photo, ...come on Ken ;-)

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 7:17AM
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bragu_DSM 5

next time you walk in your garden, TAPE a camera to your leg and snap a photo. Either that, or we'll have to talk to Gary ⦠we'll take out a contract on you, and he can finish the job he started the other day â¦

!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 8:56AM
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ConnieMay(6a(CAN))

Ken - you have teenagers don't you? They could help you post a pic. :)

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 12:34PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Ken.....you reap what you sow......and please post the picture upside down or sideways when you do....lol.

Paul

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 1:23PM
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tnjdm

Maybe Ken is a hosta imposter :)

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 3:06PM
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hostas_for_barb

Ken, don't make me come over there to get a picture. Adrian isn't that far away and I just love an excuse to be able to shop in the Detroit area. (Won't be for a few weeks anyway as my passport has expired and by then you will have probably caved to all the pressure! ) lol

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 3:23PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Hmmmmmmmm...methinks Ken really lives in a high rise apartment building in a big city. He paid off Hosta Freak and Gary to say they actually saw him and hosta together at the same time. ;-)

-Babka

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 3:26PM
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DelawareDonna(7A)

Ya just wanna torture us, huh??? SHOW US YOUR WU or risk death!!

DD

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 4:07PM
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bernd ny zone5

Ken is probably writing an AHS registration for his yellow 'Wu'.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 4:50PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Do you think he will name it "Ken's Wu"? ;-)

-Babka

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 5:14PM
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Pieter zone 7/8 B.C.

No, Ken's trying to figure out how to take B&W pictures of his yellow sports. ....

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 5:15PM
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Pieter zone 7/8 B.C.

No, Ken's trying to figure out how to take B&W pictures of his yellow sports. ....

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 5:18PM
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hostas_for_barb

Babka, I like that name "Ken's Wu". Got my vote!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 5:30PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

I looked up the word for "yellow" in Chinese, and found something else of note.

The theory of the five elements.
Link below.
Yellow is heroic, so I have Yellow Emperor, who must therefore symbolize a heroic figure. It's a symbol of the earth, it is the most beautiful color. And its creature is the Yellow Dragon.
I like to know the symbology of different words, because words mean things, and it is part of the heritage of different societies. Since I am studying the book The Garden Art of China, this piece of their culture is useful understanding the way they think too.

So a Yellow Wu could be Dragon Empress. Naming things is fun.

Here is a link that might be useful: Theory of the Five Elements

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 8:26PM
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bragu_DSM 5

or after Barbara Walters ⦠the name will be ⦠wait for it â¦

yell-wu!

dave

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 11:02PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Bragu- ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

-Babka

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 11:35PM
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almosthooked

I think Ken is totally ignoring all of us now... MAYBE WE ALL HAVE TO SHOUT LOUDLY AT HIM,,,, PICTURES FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 11:43PM
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stoc zone 6 sweden

Visa oss en bild!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 2:00AM
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don_in_colorado

As Ken reads these posts and laughs, "Heh heh heh, I have POWER!!! No pics for you!!!"

Crikey, man!

Bragu: Baba Wawa

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 3:03AM
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mikgag Z5b NS Canada

I'll pay $500 for a division !!!!!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 7:48AM
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don_in_colorado

LMAO Mikgag!!!

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 9:20AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

$$$ doesn't work, shouting doesn't work, please doesn't work.....does anyone else think that perhaps Ken is toying with us? dangling a carrot that we took a bite of? Just to see how long we would carry on?

Whatever...I am enjoying the hilarity in this post and Ken is probably apoplectic by now too, rotfl-his-ho!

There is a green Wu...There is a blue Wu...there appears to be ..wait for it..
NO YELLOW WU!

Silly me, I actually stayed up last night, reading a good book....in the hopes of finding a post from Ken!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 11:16AM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

On the interwebs, if there is no picture it is called a unicorn.....Hosta 'Ken's Unicorn'.

Paul

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 12:18PM
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bkay2000

Perfect name for a yellow Wu - Ken's Unicorn.

If one ever shows up, I hope they name it Ken's Unicorn or maybe Ken's Wunicorn.

The only problem with that is only about 20 people will get the joke.

bk

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 1:19PM
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