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Re: It's actually raining!

It's just started raining here in Lansing.  I am grateful!  Hope
it lasts at least 24 hours.

I am trying to find the names of all the small hostas I can
identify.  I have lemon-line, Stilleto, tiny tears, Little Jim,
Rock princess, Green eyes, Green Elf,  and Chartreuse Wiggles.

What others exist?  Where might I find them?  I have several
neighbors who are amazed that I can grow hostas in small troughs.
My other hostas are actually sending up some flower scapes--too
early!  Geraniums are in full bloom.

I was very pleased yesterday to discover that one of the local
garden centers had imported a couple of the tiny hostas (both of
which I had).  At least they are recognizing that not all hostas
are big!

Spent a hour yesterday carefully ringing every hosta with chicken
grit to cut the slug damage--just in time for the rain.  Now I'll
have to check it weekly to be sure the birds haven't eaten it
Diana Pederson, Michigan, Zone 5, United States
SUITE101 Editor:  http://www.suite101.com/topics/page.cfm/262
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-----Original Message-----
From: Hosta Man <mike.groothuis@worldnet.att.net>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Sunday, May 24, 1998 11:08 AM
Subject: It's actually raining!

>Here  in SW lower Michigan, we have been nearly three and a half
>without rain and at 3:30 this morning, it began to rain cats and
>It's about time!!! My gardfen can finally get its well deserved
>Mike Groothuius
>Niles, MI
>zone 5
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