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Man-eating Sun Power and other frights

Posted by esox48 4/MN (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 2, 12 at 16:08

A few of my hail ravaged hostas....

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montana A with Choo Choo Train

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Sally and Bob

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Golden Sculpture

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Great Expectations...still young...

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Brother Stefan

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Thunderbolt and friends

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Journey's End, Sun Power, Great Expectations, Regal Splendor, Alex Summers, Blue Angel

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RE: Man-eating Sun Power and other frights

Gosh, those are huge. Jealous. :(


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Beauties, love the leaves on Brother Stefan.

Paul


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Ohhhh - some real beauties there - they didn't mind the hail much at all! Makes me wish I had gotten hooked years ago. How old are some of those big boys? Will I live long enough?
Jan


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Sally and Bob! What a beauty! I just got Thunderbolt this year. Everyone's are so pretty. And Choo Choo Train is very nice. Not hail damaged to me!!


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OMG, love your plants but especially Brother Stefan. I have two young ones, thought one was a goner so got the second one. It's demise was greatly exaggerated! Even young, the substance is very good, the color intense. Cannot wait until they look like yours.

Hope I live so long. :)


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Thunderbolt and friends--What a great looking set of friends.

And Brother Stefan's leaves--I adore them!

Kate


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Yes, some are fairly old. Sun Power has been in the yard since 2003, had 5 eyes in 2004 and now has 70. Journey's End, however, entered the yard in 2007 at 4 eyes, so it's a fast grower. Montana A. was planted in 2007, Sally and Bob in 2005 but has been divided, and I now have five of them. Brother Stefan was planted in 2004 and Thunderbolt in 2003.

All have a bunch of holes from hail, so it's better to look from a distance.


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Yes, Brother Stefan! Probably my favorite hosta....presently...but also over time a substantial performer. Looking at it you can see the substance and texture, and the color seems to hold very well.

My really really brand new Sun Power looks like a baby medium hosta, no indication it will grow up to be a man eater....Little Shop of Horrors' Audrey? But gold it is, and that's what I like about it.

I misspoke in my previous response to this thread. I have two STAINED GLASS, not two Brother Stefans. Sorry.


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I just thought I'd figured out the perfect spot by the front porch for my little Sun Power.

SEVENTY EYES.

Time for a Plan B...


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They sure are big! There is nothing like a healthy, growing hosta.

Your beds are beautiful and very natural looking.


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You got really nice plants! Maturity of hostas really gives them the best looks. Sally & Bob is definitely on my wish list, but too expensive. So I grew some seedlings, but none looks like it yet.
Bernd


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Some very nice muskie sized plants you have there, esox. Thanks.

tj


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RE: Man-eating Sun Power and other frights

TJ, as a matter of fact, I have two 60-inch floating fish measuring rulers. I use one for muskies and one for hostas. It's much better than a tape measure, doesn't bend or collapse and reads from either direction. You don't even have to read it, just hold it up and see how the hosta compares with 60 inches.


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With a handle like esox48, I should have guessed you had two such rulers. If the "48" means what I suspect, that was a nice fish. ;-)

tj


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