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a pot for my itsey bitesy hosta

Post  dick benbow on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:12 pm

recently, I've fallen in love with the tinest variety of hostas. Most pots I've found will accomodate quite the numbers of them.
But what about one proportional that will highlight just one?
  Kora, you asked about dimensions in another thread. How's 2 inches wide, 2 1/2 inches long, and 1/2 inches high? What got to me was it's perfect proportions. Not the usual small diameter but deep depth.
  I collect pots from a northwest artist , sharon muth. She owns and operates Bonsai Northwest along with her son John, in Seattle.
Yesterday during a visit, she suggested I open up my hand while gesturing that she had something cupped in her hand. I could not believe what I was seeing! I turned it over to look for her mark and it was there! It had come in with a collection of trees from someone getting out of the hobby. She set it aside for me, knowing I would want it! Sharon hasn't made pots in decades. Most of the stuff I collect of hers is from the 70's.

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Post  dick benbow on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:23 pm

some candidates for the pot Smile

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:11 pm

very cool, dick... i've really been digging the tiny stuff

recently a couple members of the AAC have come across some of these dwarf hostas and i was lucky enough to score this one:



are you going to put yours down for a nap over winter or treat them like a tropical ?

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Post  dick benbow on Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:49 am

I want them to sleep for the winter, like all my other landscape hostas. I'm in the process of downsizing and having a greenhouse put up to store touchier stuff during winter of which I hope to include them.

appreciate you posting.....here's some of the names of my tiny stuff.....
Tiny tears, cherish, hime choboshi, pendora's box, sultana, hare's ear. Smile

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:49 pm

cool names !
i dont know the name of mine, so i'll just make one up...

howzabout: sally's wings ?  alien

your winters are far milder than ours, but my landscape hostas are "native"
so i reckon i'll put mine down for a winters nap too...

i just re-designed my garage to accommodate the barrage of sleeping guests this winter
(i'll post before and after pics one of these days)

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Post  dick benbow on Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:43 pm

wiuld like to see those pics of your garage and accomodations. Smile

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Post  DreadyKGB on Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:14 am

Here's one of my hosta accents. Not sure on the variety but it is quite small.


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Post  dick benbow on Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:46 am

curious as to what others are using for soil mixture for hosta, and for colder climates, what's done to get them thru winter......

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Post  DreadyKGB on Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:51 pm

I use a mix of fine turface and some potting soil about 60/40. During the winter I keep this one in my unheated garage. Last winter it was down around 0F and a bit below for extended periods and it grew back fine this spring.

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Post  dick benbow on Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:01 am

good to know, thanks

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:53 pm

DreadyKGB wrote:I use a mix of fine turface and some potting soil about 60/40. During the winter I keep this one in my unheated garage. Last winter it was down around 0F and a bit below for extended periods and it grew back fine this spring.

Todd

ditto what dick said !

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:34 pm

dick benbow wrote:wiuld like to see those pics of your garage and accomodations. Smile

per your request i put them up under the benches thread of the lounge forum

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