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Emerging_in_MN, part II

Posted by paul_in_mn 4b (My Page) on
Wed, May 2, 12 at 15:19

Still waiting for so many to emerge, especially the garden north of the house. We're about 2-3 wks ahead, so no complaints - just garden fever. Gardens are still a bit too soft to be stepping into them much. Spring showers of about an inch last night and more this week. Here's a few to signal that the Northlands are starting to green up.

Blue Mouse Ears - too early to be blue, didn't get much in blooms last year.
Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

Frosted Mouse Ears - slow to multiply for me, but seems happy where it is.
Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears'

Great Arrival - third year - margins got wider and leaves rounder
Hosta 'Great Arrival'

Harpoon - critters set it back, but seems to have rebounded - yingeri hybrid so has those pretty spider type flowers
Hosta 'Harpoon'

Key Lime Pie - growing with a vengeance - went from 6 to 17 eyes. If you want some good growing hosta look at Squash Casserole and its sports.
Hosta 'Key Lime Pie'

Pistache - a Spilt Milk sport - went from 1 to 5 eyes, may have to move in a year or so as it's supposed to be a medium sized hosta. Though it is no where near that size yet - wonder if size is guess based upon Spilt Milk.
Hosta 'Pistache'

Spartacus - 2nd year - UKhostaman's puts mine to shame
Hosta 'Spartacus'

Summer Breeze - was looking sad 2 years ago, so moved it to some sun and better watering - seemed to work.
Hosta 'Summer Breeze'

War Paint - just unfurled - got to catch the colors before they green up. Last year in a pot and colors went quick.
Hosta 'War Paint'

Solomon's Seal (variegated)- a growing favorite around hostas for me - pick some up at every garden club sale I find. Gives some height and spires are so different from mounding structure of a lot of shade plants.
Solomon's Seal

Thanks for looking.


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RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

Very nice Paul. I think I have to get Key Lime Pie!

Are those little seedings around your Frosted Mouse Ears?


RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

Thanks, Gesila. IMO, Key Lime Pie is definitely worth the space - the HL pics don't do it justice.

The seedlings are probably from Blue Cadet or Elegans - I don't think Frosted Mouse Ears has bloomed for me yet.


RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

Nice photos. Thanks for sharing.


RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

Gesila, your eye and mine settled on the Key Lime Pie!
Okay, #2 on the list for 2013. Paul, when you said, "Squash Casserole" and its offspring growing quickly, that's what I like to hear. My Squash Casserole is looking great, will pay more attention to its offspring.

Also, I have a yingerii species plant, and hope it gives me some spider flowers this year. For the flowers, I'd like to get a Harpoon. Let it move next door to its parent. Please remember to post the flowers when Harpoon blooms?

Great Part II, Paul. More to follow, I presume.

RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

Thanks both of you - I can do better than later when it blooms. A couple of pics for comparison.

Key Lime Pie - 2011 with 6 eyes
Hosta 'Key Lime Pie' Pictures, Images and Photos

Harpoon Flower from 2010
Hosta 'Harpoon'

Yesterday's Memories (reverse of Key Lime Pie) - planted 2009 / pic 2011 - Squash Casserole sport
Hosta 'Yesterday's Memories' Pictures, Images and Photos


Here is a link that might be useful: myhostas - Sports

RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

Great looking photos. Love Pistache and Key Lime Pie. Your Solomon's Seal looks really pretty.

RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

Hi Paul, nice pictures. Is that Liberty next to Key Lime Pie.

RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

Nice pictures. My hosta have a more spring damage, frost bite, rabbit nibbling and some munching by worms of some sort. Yours are really beautiful.

I really like Key Lime - and Yesterdays Memories. I wonder why Key Lime is not listed as rippled edged on Halson's catalog. Yours looks rippled to me.

Thanks for sharing,

RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

Beautiful pictures and I like your combinations, esp that one with Key Lime.

RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

I really like Yesterday's Memories... how quickly did it get that big? I am having trouble with root competition and several of my really large ones need to move.... not sure how much room I will have left for another big guy.


RE: Emerging_in_MN, part II

Thanks all for the comments-

Sally, yes, that is Liberty. Key Lime Pie stays lower so a good fit I think with Liberty's height.

Beverly, slugs are still quiet here but soon. Deer have been feasting at the hosta bar in one corner of the yard - won't be sharing pics of those anytime soon - ate S&S as it was emerging to the ground....tasty I'll bet, arghhh.

Alexa, Yesterday's Memories was planted in 09 with 3eyes and this year looks to be 10 strong eyes. Both YM and Key Lime Pie get some sun and regular watering.


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