Thursday, September 28, 2017

HOSTAS

I am sharing photos of my hostas.
Some I've had for many years.

Hostas are low maintenance perennials, 
do well in the shade,  a great ground cover,
come in many varieties, sizes and colours 
and with it overlapping leaves
adds glamour to any garden.


In Flower


In the Spring, as they are starting to unfurl,
it's magical...





Hosta is a plant we can plant and forget about.
It becomes more beautiful as the year go by.
If is gets too big for it's space, it can be divided
early in the Spring or in the Fall.

Light Green/Yellow

In the Spring


An assortment under a tree


Green

Green and white


Blue

Round leaves, green trimmed in yellow 


Green trimmed in yellow
and white


Small Blue



Large blue ~ Big Daddy


Miniature blue

Green trimmed in white

Grow nicely under a tree
Hostas look great in Spring, Summer and Fall.



Curly Leaf Hosta
Flowers starting to appear



 In Summer Hostas start to flower
In the middle of the plant 
spikes of flowers that resemble 
lilies in shades of lavender or white.
Some flowers are fragrant and 
attract hummingbirds and bees.










Big Daddy


After being hit by Frost in the Fall.




Hostas are edible and deer will eat the leaves of some varieties.
Most of my hostas are planted close to the house and have never been touched.
However last Spring, I made a new flower bed at the back which is easily accessible by wild life because there is a forest beyond my back yard. I divided some of my large hostas and transplanted them there. I noticed that a few of them had leaves eaten.

I live near the Baie des Chaleur
One day while walking on the beach,
I came upon this piece of beachwood.



After a few days of thinking about it,
I convinced my brother, who has a truck,
to get it for me. It's approx. 8 ft. long.
Luckily it was still there.
High tides didn't take it/him out in the deep ocean
or he could have become a victim of a bonfire.

I brought him home and placed him in my back garden.
I've named him SeaBiscuit.
I'm hoping that SeaBiscuit will scare away the deer

and other animals.

I've also tried another method to keep wildlife out. 
The Dollarstore sell these round flashing solar lights that 
I placed here and there. 

I've shared this story before on my blog post September Flowers.



I think SeaBiscuit looks at home in my garden.
Don't you?


Thanks for your visit xo