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Re: Commercial production of hostas

One of my first "different hostas" yrs. ago was this poor sickly looking
yellow hosta at  50% off.  The following year, this plant regained its green
coloring somewhat, but still was a little off color! And later in the
season, the poor thing started to go yellow on me again, but you know , I
kinda liked it!  This hosta is Gold Standard and since then I can't get
enough of the gold colored hostas.  As Diane, Denise and Jose said, they
just glow and brighten up the garden.  I think though that a display garden
is valuable in educating novice hostaphiles and promotting the plant.  A
mature clump is just beautiful and  will definetely help make a sale!  If
you see it you beleive it, better than any catalogue description.  One of
the biggest mistakes many garden centers make with their hostas, is that
they have them baking out in the full sun.  After a while, they all start to
bleach out, loose their distinct colorings and variegation, and look sickly!
At this stage, only a real hosta connaisseur would buy one, if its labeled
-----Original Message-----
From: JOSE ALMANDOZ <ALMAND@arrakis.es>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Saturday, June 06, 1998 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: Commercial production of hostas

As Diane, I love golden hostas. They match wonderfully with blue or purple
(or both) foliage. Well, I love every hosta I would say... :-)
Wouldn't you love Sum & Substance or Piedmont Gold?.
Mike, your kind of business is the kind I'd like to create over here.
Unfortunately not many over here would differentiate a hosta from a
daylily!!! :-(

Basque Country, Northern Coastal Spain, 43º19N
Very hilly, very green, very beautiful!!! :-)
Zone 9. Humid oceanic climate.
EMail: almand@arrakis.es

-----Original Message-----
From: Diane Frederick <frederic@wcnet.org>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: sábado 6 de junio de 1998 15:36
Subject: Re: Commercial production of hostas

>Dear Mike,
>  I am surprised people don't generally find the gold hostas attractive.
>I love them. I like to plant them with blue-leaved varieties. I find
>that the combination is hard to beat, and they compliment each other
>well. The blues look bluer, and the golds look brighter.
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