Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Shady Hosta Garden


Hostas are blooming beautifully in my shade garden.

About a month ago we had a big hail storm rip through here.
The large hosta leaves sustained quite a bit of damage. 
Still, nothing can beat the way the slender stalks of white flowers 
look against the massive, dark green, ribbed leaves. 


This shady little garden is also a quiet place to remember
beloved family pets who crossed over the bridge many years ago
and now wait for us in kitty-heaven.




36 comments:

  1. What a beautiful area, Gayle. And the fact that family pets find their final resting place there makes it even more precious!

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    1. Thank you, Dianna! We intentionally made this a simple and yet still pretty part of the yard, for our kitties.

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  2. Ahhhh, lovely area of respite. Love the dark green of the Hosta leaves. Ours are starting their "almost finished" stage . . . yours are much prettier.

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    1. Mine have just barely started to go yellow on the edges. But they will hang in there for at least another month... sometime in Oct we will get our first frost and then they will turn to green slime.

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  3. When I first started gardening I didn't like hostas much, but then I discovered some interested varieties and now I have a hosta garden too!

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    1. I just have the big ones back here. But I have three other varieties in the front yard, under my redbud tree. I love the various shades of green, and the ones that have scented blooms.

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  4. Oh your hostas are so pretty! I feel bad about the hail damage. This happened to ours last year. I keep trying to plant a different variety every summer.

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    1. Liz, I have three more varieties out in the front yard. Hostas are truly one of the prettiest and easiest plants to grow.

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  5. I love my little hosta corner and yours too! Aren't they satisfying to grow?

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    1. Yes. They really are one of my favorite plants. So easy to grow, they can be divided to create more plants, and some varieties have scented blooms...oh my, really beautiful.

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  6. As I have said on so many times to other bloggers this year, your garden is as it should be. Just lovely.

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  7. Those are so pretty! A beautiful garden! xo Heather

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    1. I think most people forget how pretty the blooms are in late summer. They usually just think about the leaves.

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  8. Such a beautiful area for your former kitties. Your hostas are gorgeous.

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    1. Every kitty deserves a pretty spot as a final resting place, when that time comes.

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  9. Very pretty! You must be so glad that the damage didn't keep the hostas from blooming.

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    1. Poor little ragged leaves. These plants take a beating and just keep on doing what they do... growing beautifully. One of the reasons why I love hostas so much.

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  10. The hosta garden is so pretty. I'm going to plant more next year and try again!

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    1. Oh yes, Cheryl, do try again. I love my hostas and have some in the front yard as well. They take care of themselves, provided we give them shade and a bit of water now and then. Plus, they can be divided every couple of years, so you double your plants pretty quickly.

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  11. I love how it still looks like summer down there....were in Fall weather again! Heidi

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    1. Still very much summer here. Weather to continue in the 90's for another two weeks, probably. I will look forward to more fall-like weather in October.

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  12. My hosta are doing blooming, some of the leaves are turning a little brown. Just love how the drk green evokes coolness in the hot summer.

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  13. That is such a tranquil scene! I love the contrasts of light and shade in your photo. Looks such and inviting corner!

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    1. I wish the mosquitos didn't love it so much.

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  14. I love hostas too! They are so resilient! My bunnies do eat them now and then though! :)

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  15. Your Hostas are lovely and such a sweet way to remember your pets. The Hostas in our garden are all but over now. All the flowers are gone, and the leaves are being eaten by all kinds of hungry insects! It will soon be time to cut them down and then the long wait for them to come up through the earth begins again.

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    1. I am such a lazy gardener. By the time frost takes the hostas down, there is often a cover of leaves, and I just let the garden rest that way til spring. (Not the grassy areas, those leaves are mulched by my husband.)

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  16. How beautiful they are, mygarden is too dry in summer and too sunny for hosta.s

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    1. Yes, the Hostas do need shade. But you have lots of other lovely plants in your garden. :-)

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