Posts Tagged ‘hosta’

‘Empress Wu’ is here!  Our Starter (TC) have been going fast since they went on our website a few days ago, so hurry to get yours now so you don’t have to wait until next season.  This hosta is very new, extremely popular, and still difficult to get.

Why all the fuss about this particular hosta? It is said to be the biggest hosta ever, over 4 feet tall with leaves over 20 inches long!  It’s so new that only the hybridizer and a couple of others have mature specimens.  The fun will be in watching ‘Empress Wu’ grow to see how big yours will get!

We also changed the Free Hosta list, which now includes some miniature hostas for you to choose.  For each $50 you spend (before tax and shipping),  add one Starter (TC) of any of these hostas to your cart, and it will be deducted from your total.

‘Bitsy Gold’

‘Chartreuse Wiggles’

‘So Sweet’

‘Sunshine Glory’

‘Teeny-weeny Bikini’

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Well, here I am snug and comfy and trying to remember to write 2010 on my checks. Yes, some people still write checks! The point is, it is below zero here in Minnesota and my mantra is “Why do I live here?” Actually, that is the state motto in January of any year. But I digress.

It’s not easy to write for a hosta blog when you can’t see the hostas. They are hibernating with the bears and the chipmunks. And me. So while I am hibernating, I am looking at hosta web sites like HostasDirect.com and cruising the Hosta Library and dreaming.

Our fearless leader, Tom, has already ordered the newest and most spectacular varieties of hostas and heucheras for Spring shipping. And he’s done more with his down time than that. (Actually, Tom doesn’t have any down time. I got 5 emails from him on New Year’s Day.) He’s been busy inventing a brand new stainless steel garden marker ( see IDeal Garden Markers) that I know you’ll be crazy about. The new product has it’s own web site so drop in and look around. And let me know how you’re greeting the new decade.

Waiting for spring

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Fall color happens even in hostas. Anybody have a H. ‘Raspberry Sorbet’? Its flowers are amazing and I plan to upload a pic to www.hostasdirect.com in the next few days. Right now I’m busy admiring it and watching as a few others begin some serious pre-fall fading. My H. ‘Blond Elf’ is a mess (no pic forthcoming) and a few others are looking ‘peakid’ as my grandma used to say. How about yours? What’s happening in your part of the country?

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