Feb 28, 2010

Hosta Mania

I love hostas! If it were up to me, I'd have them placed in various spots around my yard, however the deer like them too!  But regardless of my ongoing battle for a beautiful lawn to magically appear, I keep on drifting back to the mound of seed catalogs and internet landscaping sites as if I were rich enough to actually someday have a magazine setting.  Plants are expensive and I'm too thrifty!
This is a plea to my sisters ~ I will be eyeing over your plants this spring in hopes that when you see my sad puppy eyes you will take pity on me and share some of yours.  How's that for begging?? Come to think of it I should go go see the brothers too ~ they have big green thumbs . lol
My thanks to http://www.dutchbulbs.com/ for these great pics.

I am especially intiqued by this white hosta ~
but all of them are beautiful.

Now I'm wondering if it would be wise of me to buy stock in "Liquid Fence" before I start planting this spring!  As my Dad used to say "hm..  now that's something to ponder!"  

15 comments:

Dar said...

Liquid Fence, I hear, works...Eric uses it and he says it works as long as you redo it after each rainfall...as for sharing plants, OF COURSE, you are welcome to come and check out my beds...they all need dividing except the peonies...I will gladly share. My list is long so bring the back of the van, lay a tarp, and youwhoooo we will fill it up...A WORD OF ADVISE...prepare large beds BEFORE you come, or it will be overwhelming.
I'm taking Mom to the funeral tomorrow so we will be gone from early morn til late night...it's 3 1/2 hrs. one way. When will you be here, is it Mon?
Bless Your Travels

JJ said...

I have never grown hostas as I know that slugs and snails love them. however, those are beautiful - I might try this year,
JJ

Carletta said...

I love hostas too and yes my friendly neighborhood deer do as well.
I don't know that I've ever seen white but I like it. In a planting with the green it would be lovely.
We bought Liquid Fence and haven't used it yet. I will come spring.
Yes, get those siblings to share! :)
Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

Carver said...

I love hostas too. These are all so beautiful. Mine aren't up yet for the spring but I'm keeping an eye out for them.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Cher: Great shot of the Hostas. I have them on three sides of my house and have several types. The Giant Blue is my favorite.

Evelyn Howard said...

Really beautiful

Darla said...

Thanks for the visit and the kind words about my kids NOT spending all of their free time on the internet!! I love sharing plants and seeds so, you dropped in at the right place..if I have anything you want!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Hostas are so lovley. I have yet to try my hand at them. Rotten slugs sould have a hay day. They seem to like my yard...:(
That reminds me, time to buy some safe slug killer
*hugs*deb

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love Hostas too! I love seeing gardens full of various colors and sizes of them. That white one is really neat, very unusual.
I've heard Liquid Fence works too, but I think you have to keep up with the applications fairly regularly.

Kathy said...

Wow! A white hosta! How beautiful. It's too hot and too dry in Phoenix for these beautiful plants. Can't wait until I can go back to the ever wet East Texas and have some for my own!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely hostas, I have not tried the hostas, myabe I should give them a try.

Denise said...

The bees like Hosta's too. I have several of them in my front yard. Thanks for sharing these beauties with Today's Flowers.

Self Sagacity said...

The last plant, what is it? It is so beautiful. I like your presentation, and you're right, they are all beauties.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ooooh! I love hostas. They don't grow here though. Man...if you lived close I could fill your yard. Our whole front yard is mostly from friends!

You can follow Milo (and even ask for him to stay with you for a visit) by going on Midlife Poets blog (look on my list of faves) and look on her sidebar for a button that says "where's Milo".

Happy trails!

Splendid Little Stars said...

The white hosta is cool! If you lived nearby, I'd be happy to share my hostas. Anyone you know traveling to SW Ohio?
Liquid Fence does work. Make sure to wear disposable plastic gloves when applying, because wash though you may, the smell does not come off for a l-o-n-g time.
You can also whiz up some eggs and water in a blender and apply that.