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bragu_DSM 5August 17, 2013

Go ahead. I dare you!

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dave

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don_in_colorado

I like H. 'Guacamole'!

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 12:38PM
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bragu_DSM 5

I loathe H. not-so-'Great Expectations'

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dave

PS: great start!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 12:50PM
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don_in_colorado

I think H. 'Curly Fries' looks like a weed!

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 12:55PM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

Seriously? Well, that's easy...

My friend really hates hostas. Can you give me the top 10 reasons that I can tell her that she should like hostas?

LOL, try and stop that one

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 2:21PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

who is jack.. and whats he high on???

ken

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 3:24PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Jack of Diamonds I think, and he reports to the Queen of Hearts. Who as the head of the anti-scape society says.....off with their heads.

Paul

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    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 3:31PM
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Wendys_garden(5b Great Lakes)

My Hosta 'Titanic' has been completely overtaken by my Butternut Squash!

aaaahhh randomness

Wendy

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 3:50PM
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don_in_colorado

Hm. Well, that's not very 'Titanic' now, is it?

Guacamole Don

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 3:57PM
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ninamarie(4Ont.)

Do you have Curly Fries, Don? I agree with you, but am judging solely by the pictures and would love to hear from anyone growing it.
The number one reason for liking hostas - Because they get better with time. It's a good approach to life outside hostas too.
Now about that Great Expectations. Mine became magnificent this year. Go figure. No special treatment, but I did plant it with lots of compost.
Otherwise, I can't keep it alive in pots or in the ground. It's just a lean, partly green dying machine.
I'll try a picture later.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 3:57PM
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idiothe(4 MN)

Great Expectations was Dickens second-to-last novel... and he considered it one of his best.

There is some irony that the reason this is the Dickens novel most taught in American schools may have little to do with quality. Because of contstraints imposed by the weekly magazine that originally published GE, Dickens was forced to keep it to half of its originally planned length.

So though it is very good Dickens, the shorter length may be a bigger factor in its teachability.

In this case, perhaps less is more.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 5:11PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

I think fluffy cows are funny.....(how's that for a hijack?)

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 5:54PM
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don_in_colorado

Ninamarie, no, I don't own it, but my neighbor does. Just my personal opinion. One of the few hosta I've seen that doesn't look better in person, IMO.

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 6:00PM
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don_in_colorado

Another good reason for liking hosta...Some can grow right on rocks!

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 6:05PM
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bkay2000

How's this?

bk

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 7:16PM
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don_in_colorado

LOL Bkay!

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 7:47PM
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don_in_colorado

Sign at Don's house reads...

'FORGET ABOUT THE DOG, BEWARE OF CAT'

Love this guy!

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 7:51PM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwww!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 8:09PM
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smithstudios71(5)

How many pieces of toast does it take to build a dog house, if an elephant stands on a railroad track?

None, because ice cream doesn't have bones!

This post was edited by smithstudios71 on Sat, Aug 17, 13 at 20:59

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hostanista

WHAT????

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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Now THAT's GREAT EXPECTATIONS.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 9:12PM
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don_in_colorado

This makes a nice wallpaper.

Guacamole Don ; P

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 9:24PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Wow, I'm out of this thread.

Paul

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 9:25PM
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nutmeg4061(5b)

I can't stand Gold Standard. Just gave mine to a friend.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 10:03PM
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DelawareDonna(7A)

Bad hair day!

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    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 10:04PM
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nutmeg4061(5b)

Also this.

:-)

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 10:09PM
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don_in_colorado

I hope Ludi is OK. He hasn't posted anything in quite some time. Would be good to hear from him.

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 10:42PM
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don_in_colorado

Think it'd be worthwhile to get a 'Fujibotan' and plant it in the fragrant bed, just to see if I could get some OP cross? Just thinking at the keyboard.

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 11:09PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

I was just thinking today how the nose can discern fragrance down to wee parts per million. But then it gets accustomed to a scent quickly. Which indicates that we must plant regular NON fragrant hosta at intervals to give our noses a break.....then pop in another fragrant cluster of plants, so we continue to pick up the scent.

I discovered that the assassin bug nymphs in my garden at least have chosen Moonlight Sonata for a vote of early fragrant bloomer. Then they went with Lederhosen when it was in bloom. And now, despite all the rain, the assassin bug nymphs are choosing So Sweet's bloom scapes. I'll have to let BKay know her favorite fragrant hosta is among those chosen by the arbiters of fragrance in the insect kingdom. They know a good fragrance when they find it.

And another thing. Even with the rain coming hard and frequent today, I walked into my hosta garden and was met by the sweetest honey scent ever. Too pervasive to guess which hosta to give credit. I'd say it was layers of fragrance, not just one scent. I'm in heaven. My two gardening neighbors want to tour my garden. My DH thinks the garden is a work of art. I told him where the "sweet spot" is in the garden today, so he can see most everything without having to walk around. Exotic is a good word to describe the place.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 12:48AM
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idiothe(4 MN)

Somehow I managed to grow Moonlight Sonata for many years without knowing it is fragrant. (It is several feet off the walkway - and equally close to the neighbor's dog run and garbage pails - not a place I tend to linger and test the air.

I was dividing it today and it is in bloom - nice fragrance. And it really is a striking big green-blue plant with interesting foliage.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 1:32AM
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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

Moonlight Sonata is one of my favorites by Beethoven.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 4:41AM
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Wendys_garden(5b Great Lakes)

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bragu_DSM 5

Fluffy cows => fluffy hamburgers?

"Would you like some fluffy curly fries with that?"

McFluffies, your kind of place ...

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dave

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 4:47PM
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tepelus z6a SW MI

A drawring I did back in December of last year of Oscar Wilde.

Karen

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 11:06PM
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littlebug5(z5 MO)

My favorite gardening tool is our old golf cart. It carries mulch, shovels, bags of compost, a trash can strapped on the back (where the golf clubs should go) for clippings and trash, my drink, and ME!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 11:39PM
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idiothe(4 MN)

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 1:30AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

"My two gardening neighbors want to tour my garden. My DH thinks the garden is a work of art." Moccasinlanding, I would feel like I was in heaven too!

Karen, you drew that picture? Awesome.

I like this:

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 10:13AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

How many times do I get to hijack this thread?

Here is a picture my son took of a bird outside of his window. It is one of many. We enjoy feeding the birds, and he happens to have a dead tree branch just outside his window. He wouldn't want me posting his picture, but what he won't know won't hurt him! Besides he has given me the bird pictures to make a collage. So then I didn't really steal it, did I?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 12:27PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

He looks like a member of the woodpecker family to me. My reference book is packed away so I cannot look it up.

I took a picture of a huge butterfly on a palm frond this week, between rains. Overcast day but it spread those wings to dry facing toward where the sun should have been. I tiptoed closer and closer snapping as I went, this was the best shot before he flew away. He needed the rest I think.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 4:45PM
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tepelus z6a SW MI

Thanks, newhostalady. Yes, I did draw that. And I believe the bird in your son's photo is a female Downy woodpecker. Males have the red patch on the back of their heads, females don't.

Idiothe, Oscar Wilde had a lot of great quotes.

Karen

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 7:30PM
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sandyslopes z5 northern UT

I pulled up ragweed and red clover today. One of them left the smell of men's cologne on my hands.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 9:32PM
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tepelus z6a SW MI

Cologne and perfume gives me headaches. I was at work the other day and someone sprayed perfume in the hallway--instant headache.

Karen

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 9:38PM
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leafwatcher(zone 5)

How about a ride on my 1/3rd scale Sopwith pup?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrB3mkjhsMY

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 11:04PM
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bragu_DSM 5

yeah, i had a co-worker bring tuna to work
I retaliated with a peanut butter and red onion sandwich
... and then the battery backup thing screamed all day

dave

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 11:29PM
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almosthooked

Level headed frog

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 11:41PM
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gogirlterri(5 IL)

I was totally consumed and enjoying these hijacks - until I took a casual sip of my coffee and it contained a drowned fly I hadn't noticed because of the hijacks. Fortunately I spit out the fly so it wasn't totally consumed. Neither was the rest of the coffee.

Theresa :-( ugh

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 8:09AM
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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

"out the fly so it wasn't totally consumed"??? OMG you ate some fly!

When I was in basic in the Army we were training with foxholes and grenades. My job was to jump into the foxhole and yell out loud 'area secure'. I had bronchitis when I went through training so I had to breath deep before talking. Sucking in a mass volume of wind I also ended up with horsefly in my mouth. Now I laugh about it. All I could do was cough and spit. Thank you for the memory. Paula

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 12:09PM
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bkay2000

It's a downy woodpecker. We have them here. The males have a small red dot on the back of the head.

bk

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 12:56PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

capt kirt sport

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 2:09AM
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hostahillbilly(4)

best buddys

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 2:12AM
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hostahillbilly(4)

Shirly d& Van Wade @ Hosta zcollege

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 2:20AM
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hostahillbilly(4)

Shirly d& Van Wade @ Hosta zcollege

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 2:21AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Way cool, HH. Thanks for the picture of the Wades. I always like to know who I am talking to when I call in an order.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 9:22AM
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DelawareDonna(7A)

That hosta matches my eyes, mom!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 9:56AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Our last budgie was a wonderful bird. He liked to watch TV with us in the family room; he liked to eat people food (especially my husband's) and he would "dance" with me. He would be on my shoulder and I would begin to dance like crazy. I would stop intermittently to give him a chance to fly away. He didn't! He died during a procedure at the vet's.

So if you know birds (especially budgies), they do not like to go under things or into things. But my daughter's bag of Cheddar Bunnies must have been irresistible!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 10:03AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

A yellow Belamcanda I thought I lost...and another one in another area of the garden...odd things going on, but all good! This is companion to Plantaginea
At the moment.

Karen, amazing and impressive drawing. A hosta lover and Artist to boot...hats off to your talent and thanks for sharing and getting to know you more. :-)

Newhostalady, nice post :-)
Level headed frog is adorable...how did he get in there?????lol

This post was edited by josephines67 on Wed, Aug 21, 13 at 10:13

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 10:09AM
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almosthooked

No hosta in our neighbor's yard

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 10:50AM
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hostahillbilly(4)

Lee "papercrete" Coates - Hosta College 2011

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 12:35PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

Lee "papercrete" Coates - Hosta College 2011

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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

Nelson last may. No collage here.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 12:50PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Awwww, love kitties!!! Delaware Donna and Ilovetogrow......love your adorable cats...chillin' out!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 1:28PM
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gogirlterri(5 IL)

And I bet they both would love Budgie. Mine was named Pudgie. I'd come home and she would meet me with "Pretty Pudgie, pretty Pudgie, pretty, pretty, pretty Pudgie" and she wasn't commenting on my appearance. She was the same color as yours N'H'L'. And yes, female Budgies can talk.
That's if they have a good role-model. LAMS

Theresa Ann

PS/ my newest diet doesn't include flies.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 1:57PM
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tepelus z6a SW MI

Thanks, Josephine! I wish I had the desire to draw more often, but it comes around so sparingly nowadays. When I was little, right through and a few years after school, I was always drawing or painting. Now I don't seem to have the time or motivation. I started the outline of my newest project, but we'll see how far I go before I give up, but hopefully I won't. A drawing like Oscar's takes me hours to do, and now that I'm working full time I won't be able to work for hours at a time like I did with him, which helps keep me motivated to finish versus only putting in an hour or two a day. We shall see though. I may have to make myself finish.

Karen

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bragu_DSM 5

but wait, there's more ...

oh yeah!

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dave

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DelawareDonna(7A)

Knock Knock - Whose there? Jack

Hi Jack!

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don_in_colorado

I still get a laugh out of Leafwatcher's mislabeled 'Dream Queen' he got at Lowe's. They still don't sell this at my local Lowe's. I check every day.

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 9:57PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

DD - DON'T do that at an airport, eh?

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