Monday, June 2, 2008

The Hostas Wrap-up

I'm wrapping up the post on the Giant Blue Hostas to show you the size of the leaves and the amount of space it takes up in it's corner. You can see the original post here.
BTW: I had to move my Frog Planter because it lost the sun, can you see it in the right hand bottom corner? I have five types of Hostas this being the Green Variegated with Yellow Edges. It has the second biggest leaves.
This is the Green Variegated with a White Edge.
This is the White Variegated with a Green Edge. I got these as a gift from Jackie at Dons Bait Shop near Lake Hodgson.
This is my solid Green Hostas. I got these from a place I worked. I took small plants and transplanted to home. They are all along this side of the house. It is very shaded.
This is a second year transplant of the white and green.
This is a first year transplant of a solid green.
I now show you a plant with a warning. It is called a Corn Flower or Bachelors Button. It is the most aggressive plant you can put in the ground. This started from one plant and I aggressive attacked it last year. I will have to do the same this year. It spreads through the root system and by spreading seeds from the flower. There is a Hostas in the center of the Corn Flowers that they are trying to overtake. Beauty at a cost and don't be afraid to pull it out.
It does have a pretty flower and the honey bees like them.



24 comments:

Shionge said...

I can see that lots of tender loving care were showered on them, they all love gorgeous :)

kjpweb said...

Woah - that's a lot of them. They look cool though!
Cheers, Klaus

Salty said...

Wow! You sure have a lot of pretty hostas!

You were quite lucky to get the shot of the red shouldered hawk. That is a species that I have yet to capture. I liked your sky watch as well, a very unique take, great reflections.

We had rough weather here on Saturday with heavy down pours all morning, clearing by evening. I did get out Sunday, fishing was just ok. Our bluegills are just starting to spawn and the bass spawn is over. I expect the bluegills to reach peak spawn by mid to late week

dot said...

Your hostas are very pretty. I tried growing them one year but they didn't do good at all.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh i have never seen such a big hosta before, that is amazing. I have tried to grow them but never had good luck

Rosy said...

wow these hostas are sure pretty, I wish I could keep them here outside, I try to grow some hostas a few years back but they shown me at how much they hated this southern california weather even though they were planted in a shady spot, it didn't matter they still gone and crock on me. :(

Jack and Joann said...

The hostas look wonderful. Isn't it amazing how many kinds of hosta there are. They are great for shade and some do well in more sun. I like that blue flower but it does look invasive---things that spread underground usually are. The little sneaks!

The Birdlady said...

The deer around here would love to get at that beautiful hosta. Lovely post....

Gina said...

What a wonderful display of hostas..absolutely thriving at your place! I have had cornflowers here and love them.. think they're an English variety but certainly not invasive..they have silvery blue foliage and much narrower leaves than these..also tighter packed flowers..maybe you can get them over there?

Abraham Lincoln said...

All are nice photographs. I like hostas because they work so well in the shade.

willow said...

Nice hostas! I have trouble with something that eats holes in them later in the summer. Any good advice?

Especially like your magnolia in your previous post.

The Texican said...

Fisherman, Grandpa, and green thumb. The Hostas look really good. My wife has the touch at our house. I just have the pruning shears. :) Pappy

For The People said...

Great pics. Great Song!

fishing guy said...

Willow: What is eating your Hostas are slugs. They love the shade under the Hostas. You can use the beer in a pie plate buried to the ground level to kill them off. There are also slug baits for them to eat. You can kill any you see with one poke with a sharp stick because they have no strength. I have very few and use the stick method by lifting the leaves and checking for problems.

Liquid said...

Wow....these are fabulous!

Baba said...

Wonderful hostas!!!
That is a lot of beautiful pictures!

imac said...

EEE by Gum yer right there, snap haha. great shots Fishing Guy.

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

2sweetnsaxy said...

The bachelor's button sounds as consuming as my calla lilies. Its been 2 yrs. since I pulled one up to thin them out but I can't seem to get all of those baby bulbs out and they keep growing back.

Carletta said...

Lovely - my son has one on his back patio that is huge like this one - mine aren't so huge.

Sandpiper said...

Great garden! With all the shade in our yard, hosta grows better than anything.

Jack and Joann said...

Me again. You were discussing slugs. In the greater D.C. area we have two kinds of slugs. Those that hide under hostas and those that catch free car rides with strangers to get to work in D.C. Jack was a little slug.

pnfphotography said...

These are amazing looking I need to add some of these to my yard I love the looks of them.

Willard said...

That's a lot of good flower pictures!

You have a right to be proud of those flowers, they are beautiful!

Also that's a good shot of the red shouldered hawk.

david mcmahon said...

Great colours. That last shot is stunning.