Monday, May 19, 2008

Story of the Giant Blue

The weather has been very bad for fishing but the Giant Blue Hostas thinks this is a great May. It has been responding to a cool start. It sits on the North side of the house in the shade. This weather has helped it grow. My first shot was 4/29 when it emerged from the ground as small shoots.
On 5/3 it's starting to unfurl its leaves.
If you check on 5/6 it is really starting to spread.

This was take on 5/15 on a cloudy wet day and the development is proceeding. It catches the water for a good drink.
I guess I was feeling a little artistic with the droplets on the leaves. Click on this one and notice the way the rain water is directed to the roots.
That brings us to today on 5/19 when the Giant Blue Hostas leaves are starting to spread out. It's not done showing its complete size but it's growing very well. The remainder of the Hostas are doing well also, this is on 5/6. There are a Pink and White Peonies at the end of the Hostas.
My front Hostas are coming alive. The Yellow and White Variegated Hostas is also growing. It also has large leaves and will continue to show off its size.

16 comments:

mirage2g said...

Its great that you documented the growth well...

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hey there fishing guy...I like this post on the giant blue...thought it was going to be a fish though!!! check out my water labels in my blog...cheers from the fishing capital of BC.

Gina said...

Wow..they certainly are enjoying the conditions.. beautiful leaves..love the water droplet pic. :O)

dot said...

What pretty plants they are! I tried hostas once but they didn't do good at all.

Jack and Joann said...

Big Blue is going to be a handsome plant when fully grown. Right now he is a cute teenager. When they first start to unfurl these hostas look like rolled up scrolls. Truly amazing how they emerge from the ground and unfurl their leaves. Thanks for documenting the rebirth of Big Blue.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Like you have, my hostas are doing OK this year. I think the winter hurt them some as a couple are not going to make it back to big this year. Some have died.

Texas Travelers said...

This was a nice series of photos. It was interesting to watch the development. Some plants are like that. You can just stand there and watch them grow.

Those are beautiful plants. Conditions must be just about perfect. Don't forget to show us more later in the summer.

Troy

Stacey Huston said...

They are growing like crazy.. so strange to see when our leaves just started popping this last weekend.. beautiful yard.

imac said...

Imteresting to see them grow, also the wter droplets are great, love the post and its a blog beauty.

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Oh, I love hostas and that was cool to watch them develop! Beautiful display you have there FG!! I have to use my own version of an animal deterrent to keep the deer from eating them!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Ah, a sea of green... beautiful. What the heck are you feeding these guys... they are doing really well!
Yeh, the water drops are nice touch.

fishing guy said...

Dot: If you keep them shaded under a tree you might be able to grow Hostas. They don't like full sun.

Michele: The Hostas are a self sustaining plant and flourish on their own. I don't feed them anything, they simply get their nutrition from the rain water. Did you notice the way the leaves retain the rain water. I have this one placed to catch drips of water from the roof.

Carletta said...

Nice series Fishing Guy - how do you keep the snails off them?

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

pretty much the sequence of images beautiful photos

Sandpiper said...

My Hostas are coming up, too, now. My yard is mostly shady and I can always count on them to fill in when other plants fail!

quinttarantino said...

Interesting to see them grow ... well done.