What is that white stuff on my hostas?

I made this video today to try to help anyone wondering what this white stuff is on their hostas.  Don’t worry, they are harmless plant hoppers.  🙂

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Updated photos of a few of my Hostas

Here are a few updated photos of my hostas.  They did very nicely this year.

This one had a great year, having noticeable growth this year.

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And here’s my big one, and the yellowish one it is swallowing up beside it:

My husband swears he will help me transplant it next spring before the leaves come out.  I file that promise under, “I’ll believe it when I see it.”  LOL  But I hope he means it this time.  The yellow one didn’t even make seeds this fall (it’s Nov 2010, I am posting this late).  So I fear if we don’t move it next spring it won’t make it.  The last time I measured the big one on the left it had a spread of over 10 feet across.  It is BIG.

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Hostas and Irises coming up

My hostas closest to the well house door always seem to come up the fastest each spring.

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view from the top:

I really should have broken off last years bloom stems, but never really felt up to going around them all and doing it.

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The ones on the other side of the well house are always a little slower to start.
But you can see them on each side, and my Irises in the middle:

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Close up of the Irises:

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My “volunteer” hostas:

I wish I had some help, I would love to transfer these to a location of their own.

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These are the two large ones I have near the building:

The one on the right is a yellowish version.  The one on the left is a huge dark hosta or “blue” as they are sometimes called.
I don’t know the variety names of any of them.  I bought them many many years ago and didn’t keep the labels. Now I sort of wish I had.
The one on the left has a leaf spread of over 8 feet wide the last time I measured.  I wonder how big it will be this year.
It is gradually choking out the yellow.  I hope it survives.  Nobody seems interested in helping me move the yellow. Hopefully I can convince someone before it is completely over taken.  It’s very frustrating no longer being able to do these things myself.

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This is a close up of the dark one:

I love how the stalks look purple as they start up.

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Hosta seeds

11/08/09

It’s that time of year again.  My hostas are going to seed.  I didn’t see nearly as many good seeds this year.  We got so much rain that a lot of the seeds didn’t seem to dry and open properly like they normally do.  I would have loved to have collected these that did, but I just wasn’t feeling up to it.    But I still have seeds from last year that I haven’t done anything with yet, so it’s not like I don’t have any.  I had hoped to get some going this fall, but ….  maybe I’ll feel up to it next year.

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