hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: New to list too!


Welcome to the list!
I too have been on a grass elimination mission. When I first moved into my
house it took me 90 minutes to mow the lawn---that is now down to 13
minutes. Meanwhile hostas have increased from 0 to over 260 varieties. This
year I have also been adding as many duplicates
as I have new varieties. Additions include 6 more Sum & Substance,
6 more Blue Angel, Tattoo,  and many many more.
Preston Littleton
Seaford DE
zone 7
-----Original Message-----
From: firekeep@mcn.net <firekeep@mcn.net>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Sunday, May 17, 1998 12:56 AM
Subject: New to list too!


>Hi,
>
> I subscribed last night after finding out about this list. I have a few
>hostas and am getting a few more in this spring. I have started a small
>bed on the north side of my house between the sidewalk and the
>foundation.It is about 30" deep and 14' long. I decided to put in small
>to dwarf hostas, smaller ferns and small astilbes. I don't want to be
>pushed off the sidewalk into the mud by huge plants.! So fare I have
>Chartruese Wiggles, lanc. var. thunbergiana and Verna Jean. The latter
>was sent as a free gift and all are from Shady Oaks. Thunbergiana hasn't
>sprouted yet but the other two are doing fine. I also put in a Japanese
>Painted Fern and some Northern Maidenhair. At the eastern and most
>brightly lit part of the bed I put in a white bleeding heart. I'll add
>small astilbes next spring and maybe some more small hostas. Our soil is
>on the heavy clay sweet side. Lots of very old rotted horse manure and
>sawdust is being added. It grew very healthy grass. It is zone 4 and
>somewhat exposed to western winter winds.
> I have a few other hosta around. Honeybells, a rather large blue one
>that is already huge and this is it's 3rd year. Also a yellow leafed one
>and a variegated one. No names, just picked up on impulse from a local
>nursery. I ordered and am expecting Serndipity, und. albmarg., Gold
>Standard and Sun Power.
>
> I have plans for the next few years to fill my front yard with trees
>and shrubs to make a mini-forest. I want to then fill in with ferns and
>hosta with not a scrap of grass. I hate mowing. It seems that if this is
>done right, it will be a lower maintence type of front yard and
>definately cooler on those hot summer days of 90s and 100s plus keep
>some of the bitter winter winds from the west from sweeping in when it
>is -30. I figure the back yard will be the sunny grass place for
>grandkids to play and wrestle on.
>
> I'm looking forward to getting information on the care and feeding of
>hostas, what's good and what's not so good.
>
>Ann B.
>Montana Gardener
>
>---------------------------------------------------------------------
>To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@mallorn.com with the
>message text UNSUBSCRIBE HOSTA-OPEN

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@mallorn.com with the
message text UNSUBSCRIBE HOSTA-OPEN





 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index