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




Saturday, September 16, 2017

September Flowers

Summer has come to an end.
The light, sunshine days and heat
are winding down

Although Autumn flowers
and trees are spectular with color
at this time of year.

Enjoy my little Garden Tour

Rudbeckia are so bright and colourful.

My Powderpuff Hollyhocks
have done well this year.
I started them from seed last yr.
and they flowered beautiful.



I planted them beside my old hayracker
This photo was taken earlier in the Spring.

Camomile have done well this year.
They reseed a lot.


BlackEyed Susans

Daisies


 Echinacea ~ Cone Flowers


A close up


White Phlox are starting to flower

Smoketree after the rain is so pretty


Gooseneck Loosestrife
has really spread this year.


Tiger Lilies
An heirloom plant
From my Grandmother many years ago.


So bright and colourful

Red Day Lilies
A closeup,

I don't know the name
of this type of Sunflower
they are pretty...
Hostas
A great ground cover
and low maintenance.

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




Eyeing Annie.

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 think he looks at home in my garden below.
Don't you?
I've named him SeaBiscuit.
I'm hoping that SeaBiscuit will scare of the deer
that come into the garden and eat the hostas
and other flowers.

SeaBiscuit

 I hope you've enjoyed my garden tour.
Thanks for your visit xo.


Thinking of everyone
who have experienced these tragic
hurricanes down south. 
God bless you all.