Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Hosta Parade

On the farm, we never had a good location for hostas - too sunny and hot, and too many slugs.

Our new place has a bit more shade, and some good east and north profiles to the house.  The missus went to an auction at a garden center two years ago, on a day when I was at work.  She came home with a whole skid of hostas - and not just all one variety - I think there were better than twenty different ones.  I've also picked up a few special new ones just because.....

Well they are at about their peak right now - yes some improve with age, but other get ratty and raggedy, so I took my trusty little digital out and captured the nicest of them for my blog readers to enjoy.

This is Sum and Substance and is absolutely huge - leaves are 6 inches across

My personal favourite and the colours are true.

Another huge blue one.

I'm just waiting for the hosta breeders to introduce pink or purple into the leaves.  It can only be a matter of time.

And that is all I have to say for today.

Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.


  1. WHat a beautiful collection of hostas!!

  2. I love hostas and all the different varieties. The blue is my favorite. You have quite a nice collection.


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