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Re: It's actually raining!


Garden Nut wrote:
> 
> 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
> all.
> Diana Pederson, Michigan, Zone 5, United States
> SUITE101 Editor:  http://www.suite101.com/topics/page.cfm/262
> Home page:
> http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/1945/index.html
> -----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
> weeks
> >without rain and at 3:30 this morning, it began to rain cats and
> dogs!
> >It's about time!!! My gardfen can finally get its well deserved
> drink.
> >
> >Mike Groothuius
> >Niles, MI
> >zone 5
> >
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I have Little Wonder, Saishu Jima, Nakaiana, and what is as yet called
"Little Wonder Variegated," in addition to those small hostas named. 
All are nice; all are small.		Irwin Johnson
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