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Re: Lost Hosta

Michael, I have a Lakeside Black Satin that JUST showed it's shoot 3-4 days 
ago here in zone 5b. The other Lakeside Black Satin I have are about 4-5" 
tall now. This is definitely the latest arrival of any hosta in my gardens. 
(I'll confess, I dug this thing up a couple weeks ago to see what was 


>From: "Pinterics, Michael W (MED)" <Michael.Pinterics@med.ge.com>
>Reply-To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>To: "'hosta-open@mallorn.com'" <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
>Subject: Lost Hosta
>Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 14:54:04 -0500
>Hello All-
>I've been off of this forum for a very long time now, mainly due to too
>many emails.
>But I've made my way back and am looking forward to getting a bit more
>I couldn't miss a chance to vent regarding the Lost Hosta post so here
>it goes.....
>I LOST HOSTA like I wouldn't believe this year.  I've never lost a hosta
>it involved extreme neglect before.
>This year I lost:
>Olympic Magic
>Rain Forest
>Dick Ward
>Sea Gulf Stream
>Blue Shadows
>Delta Dawn
>Lakeside Black Magic
>Garnet Prince
>Albiqua Drinking Gourd
>June Bug
>Bold and Brassy
>Torch Light
>Moon Light
>There are a few others.  I'm starting to get a little weepy as I am
>assigning $ amts to each of these hosta.
>I'd say I lost about 1/2 of them to Voles.  The others I have no idea.
>I am
>not sure what to contribute it to.  One theory that I keep comming up
>with is that I live very near Lake Michigan and last summer was one of
>the coolest ever in recent Hosta memory.  Things first started warming
>up towards the endo of the season.  Most of my plants didn't even bloom
>until Oct/Nov.  Then as things were starting to take off we got hit -
>instantly - with winter.  Below freezing and Lotsa snow.  I am wondering
>if this may have contributed to my losses.  That maybe the plants did
>not get a chance to harden off properly and go dormant and never
>recooperated in the spring and wa-la dead hosta?
>Does this theory fly? or am I way off base?
>Mike Pinterics
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