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What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

Posted by caliloo z6/7 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 26, 12 at 17:23

So here goes... I cannot believe how many are up (and how many survived the drowning this past winter) and looking pretty darn good this early in the year. All thumbnails are clickable (I hope). BTW - my worries and woes about all the losses I was anticipating, were for the most part, unfounded. Yes, I did lose several, but that is for a different thread.All pics were taken yesterday or today - comments encouraged!
Alexa

Yellow Seedling
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Striptease Sport
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Squid Lips
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A fun trio of seedlings with other stuff
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Paradise Island
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Old Glory
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NOID and sport of NOID - guesses welcome
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Niagara Falls Seedling
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Jim Hawes
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Streaky seedling
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Bowl of minis
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Seedling -
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Funky Monkey
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Fragrant Blue
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Fire Island and Paradise Joyce
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Revolution Sport - opinions welcome
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And a top 10 for me - ARISTOCRAT
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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

Lovely photos and some great choices. Your streaky seedling is looking good.
Cher


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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

Alexa,

Very nice plants and not the usual suspects. Do you do much hybridizing?

Steve


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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

Thanks!

Steve, yes, I do a little pollen dabbing, nothing that I am obsessive about tho. My record keeping is kind of spotty so I usually know the pod parent, but between the OP seeds and ones I dabbed... well, you get the idea. I grow a bunch of seedlings and toss most of them. I have the great luck to be near a few other hosta addicts that will sometimes let me harvest their OP seeds, plus my own, so I have a large supply. I've been into hostas for about 6 or 7 years, so my collection really took off and now I am very selective about what I buy or seedlings I keep.

Anyway, thanks for the nice comments :-)

Alexa


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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

Welcome back,Alexa! I looked at the thumbnails,and I think I have the clone of your NOID! So when you know,tell me! Lol! I have a couple of streaked seedlings of Korean Snow that look just like the mother plant,but I also have another from the same plant that looks nothing like the mother plant. These are all OP,so who knows what the pollen parent was? Phil


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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

Thanks for sharing. Noid looks like Northern Exposure family.

Paul


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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

Thanks Phil Good to see you too! Last year was awful for my hostas, so I went into hiding. Between the deer and slugs they were pitiful all year. Hoping I got ahead of all the beasties this year and can actually enjoy my garden.

Paul - I think you are right. It was an unlabeled plant that I bought with the sport on it... whatever it is, I like it!

Good to see everyone!
Alexa


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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

It's always fun to have nice seedlings. Somehow they mean more to you.


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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

Hmmm. Squid lips? SQUID LIPS??? You couldn't invent a name like that for love nor money!!! Might be tasty in a salad bowl though.
Jan


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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

LOL Jan! That is one of my seedlings that has been around a while, and yes, I named it LOLOLOL!

Alexa


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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

If you get that one to market it will sell like hotcakes just because of the name!
Jan


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RE: What looks good today April 26 (lots of thumbnails)

I love that aristocrat. And those seedlings really complaint those dusty purple heuchera. Paradise Island is gorgeous... wish it stayed that bright!


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