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Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Call My Home....Hosta House

When we redid the landscaping at our house a few years ago, I purchased Hostas from Bridgewood Gardens. I anxiously awaited the box that held all the plants. They were wrapped with care and not a leaf was damaged. I started planting in the woods...later to see that it was a mistake. I put the blue leaf ones in the woods and the lighter shaded ones up near the house. We can hardly see the ones in the woods right now. Everything has grown so huge back there with all the rain and the early warm spring. They are the size of huge bushel baskets. If I have the energy this fall, I will try to move them...although I don't know where. I selected little hostas for the Mary's garden. They are lime green and don't lop over into the lawn, so that mowing is easy.There is nothing more ugly in the garden, than a half chewed hosta leaf...chewed by the lawnmower.
The trip around the yard ends up in the back, where I planted a few around the edge of the house. They behaved themselves until now. I'll get out to take more pictures later today. They are huge!! They have crowded out the azaleas, lilies, and other pretty flowers. This fall will find me with my shovel dividing these beauties. I will probably give some of them away. I've had no trouble getting rid of hostas. They are so expensive to buy.

When I chose them, I chose them by how big they would get, color, and their often funny names. How about Golden Waffles or Guacamole? At Bridgewood you can click on the size or color and a whole list of them will come up for you to choose from.

I guess that you could say that the hosta is my favorite plant for the yard. When I moved into a house on an average city lot...with 19 trees, I found that I couldn't have my "sun plants" anymore. I joined a garden club and on a garden tour, I saw my first hosta. I was hooked. I wanted one of each.

Now, I'm pretty satisfied with the selection that I have. I sit here thinking about those big babies out in the woods and wonder if I could just use the weed whacker and trim around them...they would stand out more and I wouldn't have to go to all that work. We'll see how things go here. Joe is in constant pain and is getting ready for his surgery on the 6th of July. I'll probably have my hands full here in the house, so I may not get the yard work done. I'll just play it by ear.


Hardin County Keepsakes said...

Your hosta are lovely.I have a lot of Hosta.We have a very shady area and about 15 years ago I started a garden of hosta.I have over 300 now.250 different varieties.
They have grown so large that next year they all need divided in half.
judy j

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love that gold and green one in the last photo. Hostas are hard to beat for beauty and easy care. I have them all over, in every shady nook.

Balisha said...

Hi Judy,
Thanks for stopping by this morning. You have a lot of work ahead of you next year.Other that dividing...they are pretty much a no care plant. I just was reading your blog and think that your dolls are wonderful. I did a Santa, years ago, from a kit. It was really fun to do.
Hi Marnie,
Haven't we been having stormy weather? Those rains yesterday were really something. I could see the grass growing..
I try to combine hostas and flowers, but they always grow so big that they cover the little flowers.Have a nice weekend you two.

One Woman's Journey said...

They are beautiful. I want to plant some near the edge of my woods. Wish we lived closer to one another:)

Balisha said...

Hi Ernestine...Me too...I could share with you.

Anonymous said...

I love hostas, too, and have a lot of them because I used to have so many trees they were about the only thing that would grow in my yard. This year I have a lush yard full of all kinds of stuff without so many trees. I will have to take pictures of my tomatoes, etc. Hope you got that candy bar and fed that sweet tooth. Have a good weekend. Note: I just looked down and saw your comment to Judy and thought to myself, "Am I getting so old this is the second time I commented on this post?" Then, I realized it was another Judy! Made my day! lol.

Balisha said...

hey Kentucky Judy...You're not losing your grip...