last 'men' standing

jan_on zone 5bOctober 28, 2012

We've had a few frosty mornings, and we're just on the fringe of predicted effects from hurricane Sandy in the next few days, so today's photos are probably recording the very last hosta sightings in 2012. Here, on October 28,

the last remnants.....

Jan

H.'High Society'

H. 'Canadian Blue'

H. 'Sum and Substance'

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

look like a bunch of girls to me..

ken

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 12:24PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Seems strange that the hurricane prep is going on so much further north this time, and feels different to be simply standing around with no battening down the hatches for us. But our home in MA is ready even with only half a roof replaced so far, and the street dug up for connecting to the water line. The only hosta remaining there are the U. albomarginatas which have endured for 40 some odd years, and are still standing in protected areas.

Good strong plants, and good strong people endure.
If Jan is right, lean over and kiss your hosta goodbye....for this season.

Good luck everyone in harm's way.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 2:38PM
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hostafreak

Amazing!! My hostas are already flat to the ground,and low thiries are forecast for next week. It's raining today and miserable,but there no hostas growing,so who cares? Good pics,for this time of year! Phil

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 2:42PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

how close are you to lake erie or ontario???

ken

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 5:32PM
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suenh(4)

Wow! Mine have been gone 3 weeks already.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 8:59AM
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jan_on zone 5b

ken - London is on that point of land that sticks down between lakes Huron and Erie, about 40 miles from each, so not close enough to Erie to enjoy a moderating effect, but close enough to Huron to get a lot of lake effect snow.
We're in Canadian zone 6b - haven't figured out how that translates to the USDA zones.
Jan

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 11:15AM
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don_in_colorado

Last plant standing.......'Francee'! This was 4 days ago...'Paul's Glory' was second-to-last.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 6:07AM
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don_in_colorado

October 24th, Paul's last day of the season; Very unusual light early that morning, the plant almost seemed to fluoresce...

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 6:21AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Here are two June hosta. (I didn't really have any place to put them last year, but that didn't stop me from buying them.) I took this photo yesterday just before the storm. I can't believe how tough June is. I also love the Japanese Maple and wait every year to see the beautiful color. I was afraid that the storm would remove its leaves prematurely. It didn't.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 10:41PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

This one, to which I have given the garden name Stetson Meadows, refuses to quit, even though its brethren have. This pic was taken today after the hurricane. It's got very good substance, so maybe that's why.

Steve

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 7:07PM
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almosthooked

Still lots holding on and we have only had a couple close frosty nights but June family, el nino and Emerald Crown are still looking kind of okay

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 7:29PM
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plantbug

These were taken on October 30, 2012:

H. Goodness Gracious

H. Days End

H. Samuel Blue

H. Ghost Spirit with Friends

H. Forest Shadows

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 8:59PM
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Jon

Almost everything has disappeared here, although a few are hanging in there despite several freezes and Fall firmly taking hold.

Island Charm is struggling.

Surpising to me a few Fragrant Bouquet don't seem ready to call it quits.

...and a few seem to think it is still 'June'

Jon

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 9:49AM
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almosthooked

So nice to see some of the fern and Brunnera still are bright in color too

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 11:41AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

ahh.. the stratford festival.. and all that ...

ken

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 3:10PM
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almosthooked

And the final curtain call for June as of November 3rd . She is finally coming to an end of her rein for this year. I will miss you so.. sleep beauty sleep

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 6:18PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Have a couple to show here. Still looking good a few days ago. Date should be on the photo.

Blue Cadet

Unforgettable....one which I really really like, a very strong heavy substanced plant. I have it beside Paradigm and Princess Anastasia and they look pretty good too.

And I'll close the group out with one which is an outstanding favorite, Halcyon.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 1:37AM
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plantbug

Found one fine lady still standing on Wednesday.
H. June

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 8:36AM
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