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Willowy aka Hostabuff's Page

PostPosted: Jul 06, 2006 8:12 am
by Willowy
I became a hosta lover following a garden tour in 1999. I visited a local garden featuring about 150 varieties of hosta. The owner invited me back and on the return visit I made my first list of must haves and "great" spots to shop for hosta in New England. I was off in running.

Twelve years ago my landscape was a bare canvas, however now it is home to a large perennial border growing my daylily, allium and poppy collections... and numerous shade gardens hosting about 325 different hosta. The shade gardens are the real story and always a work in progress.

There is nothing like mail order - best hosta I can buy thanks to places like Hallson's. My favorite hosta are all the blues, plus I love the minis. I'm still focused on adding to my very limited collection of ruffled edges.

I am on a mission to educate the world about Hosta Virus X. I keep plenty of handouts in the car when I travel to garden centers...just in case I see....which is becoming more frequent of late.

On a personal note, I have a 2008 college graduate (YIPEE), one lifetime college student (at least it feels that way to me), and a husband that digs garden beds, does laundry and cooks. Life is good!

<b>My Hosta List Spring 2011<b>
Abiqua Drinking Gourd
Alex Summers
Allan P. McConnell
Alligator Shoes
American Sweetheart
Amy Elizabeth
Angel Feathers
Aspen Gold
August Moon

Bailey's Cream
Banana Muffins OS
Blue Angel
Blue Angel (streaked)
Blue Arrow
Blue Cadet
Blue Dimples
Blue Ice (D)
Blue Lightning
Blue Maui
Blue Mouse Ears
Blue Wedgwood
Blueberry Tart
Bojangles (OS)
Boyz Toy (D)
Brave Amherst
Bressingham Blue

Candy Dish
Captain Kirk
Cardwell Yellow OS
Cat and Mouse
Cat's Eyes
Center of Attention
Charlotte's Web
Chartreuce Wiggles
Cheatin Heart
Chinese Sunrise
Choo Choo Train
Christmas Pagent
Christmas Tree
Clearfork River Valley
Cold Heart
Color Glory (sp. Temp changes burn)
Cookie Crumbs
Corduroy OS
Corn Muffins
Country Mouse
Crepe Soul
Crested Surf
Cutting Edge

Dance with Me
Dancing Queen
Dark Star
Dawn's Early Light
Deep Blue Sea
Dee's Golden Jewel
Deja Blu
Delta Dawn
Dew Drop
Diana Remembered
Dick Ward
Dixie Chickadee
Do Little (0S)
Dragon Tails (D)
Dream Weaver
Dress Blues
Dust Devil

Eagle's Nest OS
Earth Angel
Ebb Tide
Edina Hornet OS
El Nino
Elvis Lives
Emerald Ruff Cut
Eola Salad Bowl
Eskimo Pie

Faithful Heart
Fantasy Island
Feather Boa
Final Summation
Fire and Ice
Fire Island
First Choice
First Frost
Foxfire Palm Sunday
Francis Williams
Fried Green Tomatoes
Frosted Mini Muffins OS
Frozen Margarita
Fuzzy Dice

Gay Feather
Gentle Giant
Ghost Spirit
Gin and Tonic
Ginko Craig
Ginsu Knife
Gold Drop
Gold Standard
Golden Prayers
Golden Scepter
Golden Sculpture
Golden Teacup
Golden Tusk
Grand Tiara
Great Arrival
Great Expectations
Green Eyes
Green Velvet Fortunei Gloriosa
Guardian Angel
Gum Drop
Gunther's Prize
Gypsie Rose

Hanky Panky
Heart and Soul
Heat Wave
Heavenly Tiara
Hidden Cove
High Society
Holly's Velvet Piecrust
Hollywood Lights
Holy Mouse Ears
Honey Bunch OS
Hyuga Urajiro

Ice Age Trail
Ice Cream
Illicit Affair
Inspire Greatness
Iris Frasier
Irish Eyes
Iron Gate Delight
Island Charm

Jack of Diamonds
Jim Hawes
Joshua's Banner OS

Key West
Kifukurin Ko Mame
Kii Hime
King of Spades
King Tut
Kiwi Blue Baby
Kiwi Forest
Kiwi Full Monte
Krossa Regal

Lakeside Big Scoop OS
Lakeside Butter Ball
Lakeside Cha Cha
Lakeside Cupcake
Lakeside Dimpled Darling
Lakeside Down Sized
Lakeside Dragonfly
Lakeside Legal Tender OS
Lakeside Love Affaire
Lakeside Paisley Print
Lakeside Party Dress OS
Lakeside Prissy Miss OS
Lakeside Prophesy
Lakeside Scamp OS
Lakeside Shore Master
Lakeside Symphony
Leading Lady
Lemon Lime
Lewis and Clark
Li'l Abner
Lime Smoothie
Limey Lisa
Little Treasure
Little Wonder

Mack the Knife
Made You Look
Marilyn Monroe
Maui Buttercups
Midas Touch
Mildred Seaver
Millies Memoirs
Miss Linda Smith OS
Miss Tokyo
Mississippi Delta
Montana Aureomarginata
Moon Lily
Moonlight Sonata
Mount Tom

Niagara Falls
Night Before Christmas
Northern Exposure

Olive Baily Langdon
Olive Branch
On Stage
On the Edge
One Man's Treasure
Ooh La La
Orange Marmalade
Oreo Cream
Otome No Ka

Pandora's Box
Paradise Island
Paradise Power
Patriot's Fire
Paul Revere
Paul's Glory
Peppermint Ice
Piedmont Special
Pinapple Upsidedown Cake
Platinum Tiara
Prairie Sky
Praying Hands

Queen Josephine
Queen of the Seas

Radiant Edger
Rain Forest (Spartan Arrow?)
Rainbows End
Rainforest Sunrise
Red Neck Heaven
Regal Splendor
Remember Me
Risky Business
Robert Frost
Royal Tiara
Ruffed Up

Saishu Jima
Sara's Sensation
Sea Gulf Stream
Sea Nymph
Sea Wiggles
Sharp Dressed Man
Shining Tot
Silver Bay
Silver Threads and Golden Neadles
Sleeping Beauty
Smooth Sailing
Sparkling Burgundy
Spilt Milk
Spring Fling
Stained Glass
Sugar and Spice
Sum & Substance
Sum Cup-O-Joe
Summer Breeze
Summer Lovin
Summer Music
Sun Kissed
Sun Power
Sunshine Glory
Super Nova (reverse FW)
Sweet Home Chicago

Tea and Crumpets
Tequila Sunrise
Tick Tock
Tiny Tears
Tokudama Aureonebulosa
Tokudama Flavocircinalis
Tom Schmid
Touch of Class
Twist of Lime

Uberageous X OP Goodenough
Ulysses S. Grant
Venetian Blue

War Paint
Warwick Comet
Wheaton Blue
White Line Fever (OS)
Winter Snow
Wogon Gold (Ogon Koba)
Wylde Green Cream
Yellow River

<b>Ever changing/growing wish list 05/09</b>:
<i>(don't ask me where I would put them if I had them all.....)</i>
5 Oclock Somewhere
American Masterpiece
Lemon Meringue
Sergeant Pepper
Simply Sharon
Frank Fetch
Sand Pebbles
Silver Frost
White Edger
Blue Talon
Chirifu oba (streaked montana)
Foxfire Dark Shadows
Frosted Mouse Ears
Gold Cup
Smoke Signals
St. Elmo's Fire
Surfer Girl (Bridgewood) adorable mini ruffled
American Eagle
Banana Boat (looks like Warwick Comet)
Caronlina Sunshine
Cookie Crumbs
David A Haskell
Dorothy Benedict
Dream Queen
Empress Wu
Flemish Sky (ice blue wavy leaf)
Foxfire Bam Bam
Frosted Dimples
Glory (gold ruffle - wide leaf)
Grand Prize
Heat Wave
Hot Green Chillies
IceLemon (m)
Imperial Moth
June Moon
Just So
Kiwi Gold Rush
Lakeside Alex Andra
Lakeside Baby Face
Lakeside Frosted Mint
Lakeside Little Tuft
Lemon Frost
Lonesome Dove
Love Pat
Maya Swingtime
Moon Struck
Morning Light
Olympic Sunrise
Piedmont Gold
Ray of Hope
Rhapsody in Blue
Rosedale Dough Boy (like qos and clovelly)
Royal Mouse Ears
Satisfaction (Bridgewood Intro)
Spell Bound
Summer Serenade (same as Mid Afternoon)
T Dawg
Teeny Weeny Bikini (replacement)
Tropical Storm

PostPosted: Jul 11, 2006 9:09 pm
by Willowy
Just added Cameo and Summer Music!

PostPosted: Jul 12, 2006 7:32 am
by newtohosta-no more
Loved reading your story. :) I had two kids in college at the same time, so I know how rough that can be, especially on the budget. :lol: Fortunately my DD has graduated and my DS is a senior this coming year, so the end is in sight!! Hoping to travel some after the bills are paid down.

You've got a wonderful list of hostas. Hard to believe now that you use to dislike hostas. :lol: When the hosta bug hits, it hits hard! :D

PostPosted: Jul 12, 2006 9:50 pm
by Willowy
Thank you Joan. I took a look at your hosta list and mine certainly doesn't compare. How do you find space for that many hosta? I am enjoying the forums and love my hosta. However, my family is finding it difficult to understand my enthusiasm for these leafy plants. My daughters think that all my hosta look the same. My husband has suggested that I belong to a cult. lol My mother feels that I should keep some grass in the yard. I simply believe that my obsession will pass when I hit the 100 mark. :wink:

PostPosted: Aug 19, 2007 11:36 am
by Spider
Please post photos. :) I used to live in Amesbury and I learned to drive in downtown Newburyport. My father frequented to marinas there so we were there nearly every weekend. Since moving out of New England for college I've been very homesick for it. There is nowhere else like it.

PostPosted: Aug 19, 2007 12:03 pm
by Willowy
Hi Spider,
I have a lot of relatives that have migrated south to Florida, plus my parents live 7 months of the year on Big Pine Key. I like the pics I saw of your lovely cat Spider. She must have meant a lot to you.

I was in Amesbury on Friday night, downtown along the Pow Wow River - they (the town) did a nice job restoring and replanting the banks of the river that were washed out (lots of lost trees) in the floods last year.

I will see what I can find for New England pictures for you. Plus you can see a few pictures of my gardens at this link:

PostPosted: Aug 19, 2007 12:28 pm
by Spider
I had wondered about that river last year, it runs right under the stores that are there - paticularly the drug store that was there when I lived there. The river went right under the back left corner of it.

I like the photo of your birds with the pea gravel, very cute!

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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2011 4:54 pm
by Willowy
Wishing for Spring, I'm so ready. There is still some snow in the back yard and it's April....

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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2011 10:05 pm
by thy
Well people show me cars or socker and I can't see the difference - but I can in most hostas :D
Nice list.