I’ve always loved hostas, they’re workhorses in the garden. They outcompete and shade out weeds, they can take dry shade, some can take sun. I especially love that they make a nice mow edge in the garden. In my Ohio garden I had hundreds of hostas, I’m working my way up here in this garden. I’ve purchased a few and received a few from friends & family. Most of them are planted in the nursery area in the garden to grow out.
A few were transplanted this summer, since they had grown out to a nice size after being moved as starts three years ago, including this beauty that flowers in the most wonderful way.
My ‘Sum & Substance’ hosta that I planted last year has doubled in size, I’m happy to see that it’s thriving in its location under the big apple tree out front.
This year, I’ve added 6-7 new varieties of hosta to the garden, a few of them came from Cady Falls nursery in VT, a few came from my mom’s garden. In a few years they will hopefully fill in the areas under the big apple trees and start to create a nice mow edge along the woods bordering the house. Hostas are such a fantastic, easy addition to the garden. It’s also nice that they are easily divided so you can get free plants for your garden and to share with friends.
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