Hosta A 2013

ilovetogrow z9 Jax FloridaDecember 26, 2013

Ever since it started snowing my husband is standing in front of the window and watching. If the snow gets much worse, I might let him inside the house. Anonymous

Welcome to the 2013 Alphabet. Let the games begin. Remember post often and keep coming back! Something is always new. Paula

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stoc zone 6 sweden

I'm a newbie so thus have newbie pics.

Abiqua Drinking Gourd. Freshly planted.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 4:47AM
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squirejohn zone4 VT

abba dabba do

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 6:21AM
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squirejohn zone4 VT

Abby

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squirejohn zone4 VT

Alex Summers

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squirejohn zone4 VT

Alvatine Taylor

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squirejohn zone4 VT

alligator shoes

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squirejohn zone4 VT

aristocrat

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 6:36AM
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squirejohn zone4 VT

August moon

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squirejohn zone4 VT

America halo

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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

H. 'Arctic Blast'

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:09AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

H. 'Ann Kulpa'

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:12AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

H. 'Antioch'

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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

H. 'Aristocrat'

P.S. My apologies if any of my earlier pictures of 2013 appear disoriented...as a result of my inexperience taking pictures with a new iPad at that time.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:22AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Hilarious opener,Paula! way to go ! Lol

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:24AM
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luuk(9b)

Close up of a young Alan Titchmarsh and Andrew.

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luuk(9b)

Andrew

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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Alligator Shoes

Alligator Shoes leaf detail

Autumn Frost

Annabelle Lee

Annabelle Lee scape

Steve

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 9:11AM
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tiddisolo z8 Wales UK

I'm very poor at organising my photos but here is Abiqua Moonbeam in July this year.

We got a wonderful surprise yesterday morning when it started to snow at 8.00am.
3 inches of snow in a matter of hours.
The first white Christmas for a long long time here in the UK.

A view from my window out across our garden and beyond. This shot was from a couple of weeks ago when we had a fall that melted the next day. It's doing the same today and will probably all be gone by tonight. Back to the underlying mud left by the wild weather we have been experiencing lately. Another storm forecast for tomorrow with gale force winds again

Dave

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 9:14AM
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tiddisolo z8 Wales UK

Same view in July this year.

Dave

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 9:29AM
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jan_on zone 5b

Allegan Fog

Ann Kulpa

Antioch

Atlantis (so sad!)

Abba Dabba Do (said the tag! Maybe not?)

August Moon

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 10:37AM
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leaflover76(5b)

Ann Kulpa

Antioch

Aristocrat

American Halo

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 10:47AM
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leaflover76(5b)

American Hero

American Sweetheart

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 10:52AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Alvatine Taylor

tj

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 11:41AM
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flower_frenzy(8a)

This is 'Abby'

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 11:42AM
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flower_frenzy(8a)

A first-year 'Autumn Frost'

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 11:44AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

super ...

first pic.. way up top ... i thought the joke was the mis-spelled tag ...

snow in GB ... the monochromatic vs the color pix is breath taking.. or at least that is my excuse for enjoying a snow pic.. lol ..

jo shows aristocrat.. very devilish to grow .... many failed for many peeps.. of course.. there are those with spectacular plants ...

leafover ... that looks like amended mother earth in a pot ... some dirt with peat .... you can do much better than such ... potting media is the end all and be all of LONG TERM pot success ... your media needs to be porous.. peat adds water holding capacity ... not the same thing ... you need chunks of something in there ... or i am interpreting the pic wrong ....

all and all.. i give you all an A for effort ... lol.. ken

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 12:32PM
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mctavish6

How exciting and what great pictures. I too loved the seasonal change picture in Wales. Happy Boxing Day for those of us who enjoy this wonderful, restful day.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 12:53PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

Thanks, everyone for sharing. Nice hosta.

I have no sterling photos of A's, as my Ann Kulpa always looks bad. (My best photo of her is moth eaten.) Abiqua Moonbeam is brand new and Aphrodite buds that don't open aren't too impressive.

I would like to see some good Aphrodite photos, if anyone has any to share. Not that I want to try again on that one, but still think it's a pretty plant.

bk

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 12:54PM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

American Halo

This post was edited by harryshoe on Thu, Dec 26, 13 at 16:33

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 1:19PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Adorable (a sport of Royal Standard)

Appletini

Americana

American Sweetheart - this one had almost dwindle away, but recovering

Paul

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 3:58PM
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bernd ny zone5

Here is my hosta 'Avocado' :
Bernd

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 4:20PM
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bernd ny zone5

Here is my hosta 'Abba Dabba Do' :
Bernd

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 4:23PM
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bernd ny zone5

Here is my hosta 'Abba Dabba Wow', looks like 'Atlantis'. Bernd

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 4:25PM
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bernd ny zone5

Here is my hosta 'Atlantis'. Bernd

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bernd ny zone5

Here is my hosta 'American Icon'. Bernd

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 4:32PM
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bernd ny zone5

And here is my hosta 'August Moon', a very good performer, and therefore I have several. Bernd

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 4:34PM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Haven't figured out how to post more than one pic from my IPad .Hope they don't come up sideways or upside down. This is my August Moon

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 5:32PM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

ALLEGAN Fog

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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

Albo Marginata

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 6:35PM
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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

Slow but always pretty.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 6:37PM
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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

American Halo. Paul looking at your American Icon I may have to get it.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 6:41PM
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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

The Zoot suit-er

This post was edited by ilovetogrow on Thu, Dec 26, 13 at 18:48

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 6:47PM
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don_in_colorado

'Aspen Gold'

Don B.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 7:11PM
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don_in_colorado

A young 'Atlantis' still has big leaves. Bernd, yours looks great!

Don B.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 7:15PM
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don_in_colorado

'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

Don B.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 7:20PM
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don_in_colorado

'Austin Dickinson' with his little friend 'The Shining'.

Don B.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 7:24PM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

I didn't have much time to organize/label all of my pics, it was a crazy few weeks right before Christmas for me! That said, here is what I have:

Arc de Triomphe

This post was edited by funnthsun on Thu, Dec 26, 13 at 19:44

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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

Autumn Frost

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 7:43PM
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don_in_colorado

'All That Jazz'. This is not my plant, and I did not take this pic. Maybe next year mine will be picworthy, but certainly not yet. A fantastic variety that should be in more gardens, in my opinion.

Don B.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 7:47PM
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don_in_colorado

My 'Alligator Shoes' may suffer by comparison to our other beautiful examples, but here she is...

Don B.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:06PM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Late as usual, loved the pictures, especially Arc de Triomphe and Atlantis. Here's Abiqua Drinking Gourd-

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:07PM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

And Allegan Fog

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:16PM
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don_in_colorado

Jan, don't feel TOO badly about your 'Atlantis'!! Here is my 'August Moon'. I know, I know, the planter is waaaay too big for the root mass...HVX, yuck.

Don B.

EDIT: Wow! MadPlanter, your 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' is beautiful; Nice work!

This post was edited by Don_in_Colorado on Thu, Dec 26, 13 at 20:20

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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Aphrodite-

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:20PM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Don- what happened to your August Moon that it ended up in the trash? The only thing I can think of is a virus. ABG has been sitting in that spot for at least 10 years. I guess it's just happy there.

As usual, I can't find pictures I know I took. So far my last "A" is a hail damaged Alex Summers.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:45PM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Oops- I found more. Avocado-

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:49PM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Andrew was new this year. I've heard he can be hard to grow, fingers crossed.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:51PM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Allen P. McConell. (or is it McConnell?)

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:54PM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Abba Dabba Do

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:57PM
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don_in_colorado

Paul, your 'Adorable' looks like a must-have. Fragrant, too. Now I'm shopping. You got me again, pal! : )

Cheers,
Don B.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 11:45PM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

The Hosta Library's database describes this hosta as vigorous blue. For me it is slow.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 10:55AM
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jan_on zone 5b

Don---sorry about your HVX but your 'August Moon' gets the prize for funniest photo. I'm embarrassed that I would laugh at anyone's misfortune, but I did. Out loud.
Jan

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 11:15AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Flowering in July.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 11:20AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

There are many great examples of this hosta here. The flower bud it produces can be large and lovely too.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 11:42AM
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mctavish6

Lots of great pictures here. All the ones of Atlantis are impressive. It's been the most difficult of the Sun Power sports for me to get going. I know for sure I'm going to have to move American Icon. My 4 or 5 year old plant is nothing like Bernard's.

Here are a few more A's of mine that have not been shown except the Allan P McConnell. MadPlanter mine looks very different than yours. Are you sure you plant isn't Golden Tiara?

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 11:58AM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

I don't have any good hostas to show,like the others on this thread,but here is a pic of one of my American Haloes. Phil

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mountainy man z8 Ireland

I am really enjoying looking through the pics, am liking Antioch a lot and Abba dabba do lots.

I don't have any pics to show but next year will join in with gusto!

I have Alex Summers, Abiqua Drinking Gourd and Apple Green in this A category,

Keep em comming!
Denis

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 1:47PM
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zkathy(7a NC)

undulata Albomarginata I apologize if it's upside down.
Kathy

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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Adorable

Afterglow

Alabama Bowl...new in June 2013

Alabama Gold looking spiffy in its 2nd year

and again Alabama Gold in August 2013 showing the roots spread out as I placed it in the experimental bed by the driveway

Alex Summers was a 2012 Bonus from Hallsons

Alligator Alley new in July 2013 from Naylor Creek

Amber Glass new in 2013, picture taken almost Halloween
It is a fragrant hosta..it's the gold one in this group picture

American Halo in May 2013

American Sweetheart in May 2013

Angel From Montgomery came to me in 2011, and I like it better as a small than Ann Kulpa

Ann Kulpa really difficult for me, so if it dies it is GONE.

Annabel Lee, showing the tender chartreuse of a new eye growing in July

Aphrodite now one of several, this one shown in Sept 2013

Aqua Velva, a fragrant growing in the pot with Niagara Falls. It will be moved out to its own pot come spring. The darker duller green is the Aqua Velva.

Aspen Gold in August 2013, with Lucy Vitols for size comparison. Both came from Don Rawson in 2012

Astral Bliss -- Awakening Angel....2 for 1 here. Holding their blue and frosty looks into June in zone 9a is pretty good.

Athena is a big time fragrant new in 2013 from Avalon Acres
It bloomed in September

Atom Smasher very golden here in bowl with other small/mini.

August Moon sharing a tub with Midas Touch. 2 each in this tub, think I'll be repotting them separately in the spring

Austin Dickinson is brother to Emily Dickinson, and a beau of Mistress Mabel (who was also Miss Emily's editor)...all 3 are fragrant. I always keep these three together. Here they are in August 2013

Autumn Frost is really slow growing for me

Avocado, my DH's favorite hosta, is a major player in the fragrant hosta family. It was a Bonus from Hallsons in 2012

and that's all folks. :)

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DelawareDonna(7A)

Awakening Angel

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melati(5)

American Icon

ADG

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 10:07PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

MadPlanter, your Aphrodite picture is the prettiest and strongest specimen of that hosta I ever saw. Hope you don't mind I copied it for my computer? It seems I must have seen it before, and this makes twice I've voted it as beautiful!

I think for the rest of the alphabet I will upload my pics straight from the computer using the GWeb uploader. That way, if I should change from Flickr at anytime in the future, GWeb will be able to keep the pictures instead of losing them.

If anyone wonders how to keep the pictures for a long time on the forum, use the GWEB UPLOADER. Only one picture at a time, but they will remain available as long as GWeb keeps the post.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 10:07PM
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flower_frenzy(8a)

Oops, I forgot one. Here's 'Arc de Triomphe' in a spectacular vase. This picture was taken by me at Sebright Gardens this summer.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 1:18AM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

Thanks for the Aprodite, Madplanter. Nice photo.

bk

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 6:19PM
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Ludi _PA_7a

American Sweetheart (with a little bit of melting in the middle)

Andrew (all three)

Ann Kulpa

Aristocrat

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 7:28PM
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don_in_colorado

Mocc and Bkay, ditto about MadPlanter's 'Aphrodite'! It's a 'wow' plant...Yeah, you're Mad alright...Mad like a pro! : ) I've not seen a nicer one than yours.

Don B.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 9:00PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Ludi, you grow the white centered/margined to perfection. I look at yours and say AARRGGHH!! to my rag tag bunch.

Whatever you're doing, it must be right. All I'll try to do is admire from a distance, and feel fortunate if one or two pass muster at my house.

ZCathy, your picture turned out right side up this time, you don't need to apologize, don't get gun shy on us here.......if it needs straightening, somebody will do it, we know what you're dealing with....hehehehe

And Phil, we are familiar with a lot of your hosta, like they were old friends and members of the family. (Especially your Sagae).....so don't you be saying not gonna post em....Your garden has some nicely grown hosta, friend! So put em up! :)

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 10:04PM
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mctavish6

She's right Phil. I'm waiting for Eventide on the "E's".

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 10:56AM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

McTavish- Ouch- you're right. Looks like my Allen P. McConnell just joined the list of mismarked NOIDs. There were several just like it; the whole batch must have been shipped with the wrong tag.

Thanks to all who admired Aphrodite. That was last year's photo. I cut a chunk off for a friend this spring, and she did not like being divided one bit, was a much smaller plant in 2013.

Ludi, those Andrews look marvelous.

A young Andorrian joined the "Star Trek" collection this year-

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 7:38PM
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bchosta 8b west coast canada

Autumn Frost

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beverlymnz4

Finally joining the fun after a week of no internet.

Astral Bliss, one year old, in August.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 9:32AM
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beverlymnz4

August Moon, my picture, my sister's garden

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beverlymnz4

Adorable, a favorite of mine.

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hippieindenial

Alex Summers

Aristocrat

American Masterpiece

Andrew

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leafwatcher(zone 5)

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we've bigger aad, but here's flowering

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