Saturday, May 30, 2009

More Hostas

I am pretty sure this is Sagae.
The big hosta is Singing in the Rain and the two smaller hostas are Rain Forest Surprise.
I love the shape of the leaves on this hosta called Dream Queen.
This hosta, Blue Angel, has huge leaves and it isn't even mature yet.
This hosta is Risky Business.......

Just take those old records off the shelf
Ill sit and listen to em by myself
Today's music ain't got the same soul
I like that old time rock n roll
Don't try to take me to a disco
You'll never even get me out on the
In ten minutes Ill be late for the door
I like that old time rockn roll

Still like that old time rockn roll
That kind of music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old
With that old time rock n roll
Wont go to hear them play a tango
Id rather hear some blues or funky old soul
There's only sure way to get me to go
Start playing old time rock n roll
Call me a relic, call me what you will
Say I'm old-fashioned, say Im over the hill
Today music ain't got the same soul
I like that old time rock n roll

Still like that old time rockn roll
That kind of music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old
With that old time rock n roll

Whenever I look at the hosta Risky Business I hear Detroit's Bob Seger singing that song.

OK...back to hostas.
Here is a view of the driveway hosta bed with the late blooming tulips in bloom.
Another view of the same bed.
Here is a view of some of my mini hostas.
And finally Praying Hands an erect form of hosta with slender leaves.

2 comments:

homeinthecities said...

Pretty! Love the hostas. Thanks for helping to solve my flower vs weed problem - I'm still a gardening novice! Which brings me to my next question - do you have any ideas of plants that will grow in shady areas? There's a part of my lawn, between 2 parts of our drive, that won't grow grass, and it looks like the rain is starting to wash the soil down our hill. I thought I might try hostas, since they're supposed to be hearty, and since they'd be attractive in patterns as you've planted. Any advice? Or other plants that would work?

dynochick (Jan) said...

Hostas are so bullet proof. Once they are established they are basically maintenance free. My only suggestion is to make sure you plant the tall varieties in the back, give them space when you first plant them, plant in the spring/early summer so that they have some root growth to anchor them against the frost/freeze cycles we have here in Mi, make sure you very colors, and have fun. There are plenty of cheaper hostas out there. Start with these and then treat yourself to a couple of special ones every year. Look for hostas with multiple divisions and divide them before planting. I buy a 15.99 hosta and get at least 3 plants from it. If you try the minis, make sure you put a pot over it for the first winter. Try Hostalibrary.org for photos and info. I am going to add astilbe to my hosta gardens for color. Once you get all your common hostas try Tom Schmid's place in Jackson for your pricier hostas.