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New Here

:D Hey, I'm new here and just wanted to say Hello. I found this site by accident, but I can already tell that I'm gonna like it.

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Hi Jlberry,


If you have any gardening questions at all, feel free to post them. Someone (most likely everyone) will be happy to provide you with some advice.

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Welcome Jlberry!! Stop in anytime you have a question, or just want to chat - someone is always here!! :wink:

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Welcome jlberry! Glad to have you here!

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HI

I too am new here and have already been given some great advice so I know I like it here too. lol
Rosy :)
Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow!!!!!!

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Greetings Newbies! :D

Get stuck in here; we don't stand on formalities much. Got questions, got answers, it's all good. Mostly we are about the community of gardening, so just say howdy once and a while...

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:D
HOWDY and thank you! :)
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Hi all, yet another newbie to the group. Just popping in to say hi! :P

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Great to have you here!
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Welcome to the Forum Hummingbird! Feel free to stop by anytime, the door is always open!! :wink:

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Thank you for the warm welcome :P My main focus of gardening is with Hostas and some other shade tolerables. Did I mention I love hostas? :lol:

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That's great - maybe you can help some of the others out that don't have much experience with shade loving plants (like me!). Welcome aboard. :wink:

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Hi Hummingbird, I too am a fan of Hostas. Nice to have you here.
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I've got a small collection of hostas that is only going to keep getting bigger. Most of mine are varigated, but I also just got one that is varigated and more of a grass-leafed shape (I don't recall the name just now).

Welcome!

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Wow, I've never heard of a variegated hosta. That sounds pretty neat. Years ago when I used to work on ground maintenance in the summers at a local gov't institution we planted a hosta garden on the North Side of the main building on year. Really nice. That is when I was turned on to hostas.

Let us not forget Daylilies, they are gorgeous as well.

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Yup - there are some COOL hostas out there.
Stained Glass is next on my list to get. :)

Here are some:
[img]https://server2.uploadit.org/files/greyghost-varigated.jpg[/img]

[img]https://server2.uploadit.org/files/greyghost-varigatedtwo.jpg[/img]


And here's the one with the funky leaf!
[img]https://server2.uploadit.org/files/greyghost-leafhosta.jpg[/img]

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Thanks for the open arms folks.....feels nice. Hostas can become very addictive and there's so many beautiful varieties out there that many aren't aware of, not to mention how carefree they are as well. I have started to hybridize hostas the past 6 yrs and that in itself is so fun, but talk about needing lots of patience. Grey that 2nd pic, what is that growing through the center of your hosta LOL? The last one is a cutie and I believe i know the name of that variety, but it escapes me right now. I do have a bunch of hosta/garden pics of mine here https://spaces.msn.com/hostas4hummer/ if you want to look at them when/if your bored. Hmmmm maybe we need an area to discuss shade gardening?

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WOW --- I am in LOVE with your hosta garden!

I don't yet know what is growing in the middle of that one. It was a free for all at a garden club meeting, (the big plant exchange) and I wanted the hosta.

A shade forum might be a good idea. I'll talk to the powers that be and see if we all agree :)

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I am new here too so I thought I would just pop in on this thread and say hi to all the other newbies who posted! I already love it here. :)

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Oh my gosh, hummingbird, I LOVE your hostas! They are so beautiful. I need something like that... some nice thick, lush greenery! :) I have a lot of flowers but not a lot of just nice green leafy plants and things. You've inspired me! :)

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