Hallson hosta order arrived!

dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6aSeptember 7, 2012

This is my first time ordering from Hallson Gardens. They are just as fantastic as everyone has said.

Excellent packaging:

Labeled and nicely wrapped, measures about 18"

But wait, there's roots to measure, looks like 24"

Wow, just look at these beauties:

Got 'em soakin' while I prep the planting medium and pots:

Rockets Red Glare has a bud:

Sky Dancer is a really nice plant:

Marilyn Monroe has two buds opening:

Ah yes, the bonus everyone was talking about, 'Red Alert'! For me it will be just the right size at maturity.

I'm very pleased with the experience. I wrote Hallson an email to let them know that the hosta arrived safely and how happy I am. I have a huge wish list saved on their website for Spring. It'll help me survive cabin fever round about January :-)


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Gesila(MI Z5)

Whoa ... look at the size of that bonus plant! Nice hostas with great roots! Looks like you like the red stems too!


    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 3:36PM
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Yes, the bonus plant is an unexpected pleasure. Red stems are neat! If I am to be limited to smaller/fewer hosta, I'd like a variety.

The roots spread out nicely over the "cone" I made while planting.

I hope the blooms don't drop off or wilt, but being fresh transplants, that's asking a lot.


    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 4:01PM
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Beautiful plants there, Deb. I knew you would be thrilled when you rec'd 'em.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 4:39PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

Everyone is happy with Hallson's.


    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 4:51PM
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bernd ny zone5

I always liked Hallsons' plants. Those large roots will establish the plants quickly for the winter and will create a wonderful spring.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 6:07PM
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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

Almost better than Christmas! OK maybe it is better sometimes lol. Great looking set of plants. You did a sweet job of planting them up too. One cannot do wrong with Hallsons. Paula

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 6:11PM
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I echo everyone's sentiments on Hallson's. I got a huge order from them about a month ago. Several of them had scapes which have since grown and flowered. Good sized plants and they are all doing great in the ground. Enjoy your new hosta and give us more pics next year.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 6:53PM
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The package has a familiar look to it! :)
The plants also have a resemblance to those I've welcomed home. I've exclaimed aloud at what I find upon opening a box of goodies from Hallson. And no one anywhere around, just me, so bringing my appreciation to the Hosta Forum to share, is a must. Who better to know what it means to another gardener....

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 6:55PM
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The plants are beautiful. Have fun planting anf enjoying.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 11:20PM
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Outstanding-looking Hostas....I have an order coming (hopefully) today from New Hampshire Hostas, who, the previous 2 times I've ordered from them, have been great, but I think next season I'll have to order some from Hallson. I have heard nothing but great reviews from them, and their plants are HUGE, and look just as healthy as NHHostas' do. In fact, I'm gonna go browse Hallson's website right now!(Be strong, Don...Just browse LOL)!! Later today I'll take some pics of NHH's stock when they arrive, just as an FYI for anyone who isn't familiar with 'em. Enjoy!

Don B.
Westminster, CO.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 4:00AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

getting plants in the mail.. was always BETTER THAN XMAS ...

mostly because i usually got what i wanted.. lol


    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 7:52AM
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Oh my goodness. . you just had to show a picture of that box. My fingers started to itch, my heart rate went up. . I'm trying so hard to be good and you had to show that box. . . .arrrrggggggg I could unpack a box of hosta all day. . I wish I had an order that would take me a whole day to unpack and plant. . .

Oh man, Ken, you are so right. There is nothing so great as getting hostas in the mail. . . ENJOY DEB! BEAUTIFUL PLANTS!

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 9:25AM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Oh jeepers. Hosta envy...and I just told DH I wouldn't spend any more on plants just now. Hmmm, maybe I could have one or two delivered to school...


    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 12:40PM
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