|Giant blue hosta invaded by peppermint. For the curious soul, there is also a black cherry tree and the plant we barely see down on the right corner is comfrey under the tree.|
|Mouse Ear variety, a small, round-leafed|
specimen that looks like the ear of a mouse.
To give a good comparison, you can spot
spearmint in-between the hosta's leaves and
on the top right corner.
|Hostas and daylillies, |
a classic duo.
Together, they surround
my peach tree.
|Hosta Sieboldiana "Elegans"|
adorned with darling flowers.
History and observations:
|Hosta "Cherry Berry", has red stalks that we unfortunately can't see on this picture. You can spot bee balm trying to make its way around in in-between the large leaves.|
Hosta leaves make
marvelous bouquets and
work wonderfully with
bleeding hearts, in a vase
or in the garden regardless.
And there is more...
|It takes only a couple of minutes to|
blanch hosta shoots.
In conclusion, after 8 years of gardening experience now, I do realize that some plants - like hostas - are just waiting to be properly introduced to me. From now on, before snobbing a plant, I will take care to learn about it : Who knows what treasures I will then uncover!
|At Louise's, "Krossa Regal" hosta is an imposing specimen of 82 cm (33") high by 178 cm (70") large, the flowering is mauve and the stalks easily reach 150cm (5 foot) and more. Bigger varieties exist yet! Check this site that lists more than 80 varieties of giant hostas.|
Their champion is "Gentle Giant", reaching 115 cm (46") high without even counting its flower stalks.