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question about hybridizing hostas

posted by: marric on 07.09.2013 at 10:48 am in Hosta Forum

I hybridize daylilies so I know about only hybridizing diploid to diploid and tetraploid to tetraploid. Do you have to do the same thing with hostas? If so how can you tell which is a diploid and which a tetraploid? Is there a database where I can find this information? Thanks.

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clipped on: 01.18.2014 at 07:26 pm    last updated on: 01.18.2014 at 07:26 pm

Combination pics

posted by: miclino on 06.19.2013 at 11:00 pm in Perennials Forum

Would be great to see some pics of spring/early summer plant combinations, give the rest of us some new ideas. The only rules are, any pic has to have two or more perenials/shrubs. No flower closeups, there's enough of that on the internet :) I'll start.

Here is Amsonia blue ice with veronica and Achillea.
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Same bed on other side with Knautia thunder and lightning, dianthus etc. In the back but not yet blooming are coreopsis showstopper, Eupatorium pink frost, Helenium and several echinaceas.
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clipped on: 07.08.2013 at 10:10 pm    last updated on: 07.08.2013 at 10:10 pm

Maybe something you've never seen before...

posted by: funnthsun on 06.24.2013 at 07:21 pm in Trees Forum

OK, probably not. But unusual, I think so.

We have a golden weeping willow (which, by the way, has never weeped and its 5 years old) that seems to be a mutant. It has a separate completely different tree growing out of it. We bought it from Home Depot and noticed the "other" tree right away, but didn't really investigate for a while. We thought it was probably just a seedling growing in the same pot. Then, when we did, we quickly realized that it is actually a part of the willow. Very strange. I have been meaning to take a pic and get input from you guys on what you think is going on here, but, well, procrastination and all. Anyway, finally was able to get a few pics. What do you think?

In this pic, you can see the other guy peeking out of the top of the willow

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clipped on: 07.01.2013 at 09:27 pm    last updated on: 07.01.2013 at 09:27 pm

What in the world is wrong with this cotinus?

posted by: funnthsun on 06.23.2013 at 09:18 pm in Trees Forum

I literally just bought this guy. I received it on Friday and now, two days later, it is getting brown edges. I did notice the coloring was faded when I received it, but there was zero brown on it. It is not in the sun, either, but sitting under a tree, shaded, where I always put my new arrivals for acclimation. Any ideas?

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clipped on: 06.23.2013 at 09:18 pm    last updated on: 06.23.2013 at 09:18 pm

What's the perfect soil mix for a raised bed of echinaceas?

posted by: funnthsun on 06.11.2013 at 10:07 am in Soil Forum

I am adding a new raised bed that will have mostly echinaceas in it. The bed is quite large, here is a pic for visial help with this. Ignore the smaller stepped down area at the bottom right. The ech bed will be 16" deep. What would you recommend that I use in this bed to make echs the happiest? I have my own ideas, but I want to hear what others opinions are on this. Percentages or inches (if layered) would be helpful. Thanks so much!

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clipped on: 06.11.2013 at 10:07 am    last updated on: 06.11.2013 at 10:07 am