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Opening Day!

Posted by steve_mass 5b (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 13, 12 at 13:52

It's a gorgeous Spring Day here in Central Massachusetts. The Red Sox are playing their home opener. No frost in the forecast. It's 60 degrees today, with 70 tomorrow and 80 on Sunday. And rain is in the forecast for next week. But most importantly many of the Hostas have decided to announce their arrival today. Some are leafed out, some are still in beautiful tight spears. Here are some pics.

Sagae
Sagae

Liberty
Liberty

montana Aureomarginata
montana Aureo

Cracker Crumbs
DSC00292

So Sweet
So Sweet

Sweet Innocence. Those are Darwin Hybrid Tulips in the background.
Sweet Innocence

Touch of Class
Touch of Class

Stingray
Stingray

Lakeside Cha Cha
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Shade Fanfare
Shade Fanfare

Dance With Me
Dance With Me

Glory
Glory

Victory
Victory

Blue Angel
Blue Angel

Golden Sculpture
Golden Sculpture

Go Sox!

Steve


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RE: Opening Day!

Yee-haaaAAAAA!! Go Sox! And looks like go hosta as well.
If weather continues to be so great, the gorgeous plants in the pictures above will be doubled in size within a week.

Of the ones above, I have Sweet Innocence, Victory, and So Sweet. My Victory is a little bit ahead of yours as far as leafed out, it has about 5 leaves open on one plant. Oh yeah, my Blue Angel finally broke the ground with two or three eyes, which really surprised me. I thought something ate it! Holes all around it. But there it was, much later than the Winter Snow emerging--Winter Snow is a mass of tender green right now, so thick I cannot tell how many eyes came up as shoots. But it is pretty, and it is one of my three planted in the ground. Testing one two three.

Please think about repeating the show from up there next week.


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WoW!! Nice to see eyes poking thru,isn't it! I know you've seen some of my pics,but those look like a month ago down here. Hope you're weather continues to improve. I hope that rain stops by here on the way to your house;we are so dry. Continued success! Phil


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Your post made me laugh. Spring is grand, indeed.
Christine


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Wow Steve! All those beautiful plants and NO weeds! We have three days of rain in the forecast this week so perhaps some of mine will jump. Isn't life great??
Jan


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Beautiful. Almost perfect. I say "almost" because, while the Sox won, we might have lost Ellsbury for the season.

Glad to know that someone else's idea of summer joy is "hostas and baseball."

the other Steve


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Steve - Looks like your hostas are having a leap year. I can't believe the number of shoots on your Lakeside Cha Cha!

Oh, all the memories of Fenway Park! Those are stories I'll never tell my children :)

Gesila


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And the Red Sox won with Becket!
Steve, 4 hours west from you via Mass Pike here in zone 5 in NY state the hostas are still shivering under the mulch, except for Albo Marginata and Lancifolia only pips are showing for most of them, some are still under ground. Though spring flowers are giving a great show. Since no rain is in the forecast for 10 days I will water today the whole backyard. But the day will come when mine look like yours, Steve and Phil!
Bernd


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BTW,Steve,Daffodils are long since done blooming here,and Rhododendrons are starting to come out. Phil


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