Most of the summer, I have posted pictures of our flowers and our travels. One thing I have neglected to post is the beautiful HOSTA plants we have in our yard... Since we have LOTS of shade, and since Hostas generally do well in most conditions, ours have THRIVED here. When we first moved here, I wanted Caladium (which is more colorful) instead of Hosta ---and actually planted some one year. BUT--our temperatures get too low in the winter for them to come back year after year... SO--I switched to Hostas which are good perennials here. AND---they 'may' live in full sunlight ---but prefer (and do much better) in shaded areas.
SO---today I'll share you some of our Hostas around the yard. The pictures were taken 8/19/16 ---so most all of the blooms are gone for the season... (NOTE to Betsy: Take Hosta pictures earlier in the summer next year!!!!) BUT---the plants themselves are so pretty so I hope you enjoy seeing them today... I know the names of many of our flowers --but have never learned the names of Hostas. But--I still love them. You can click on the pictures if you would like to see them larger.
|You can see how the Hostas co-habitate with our English Ivy and our Periwinkle Ground Covers.|
|This Hosta plant get very tall as opposed to some of the others --which are more Ground Covers.|
|This is one of my favorites, given to me by a friend.|
|Our largest Hosta Plant|
|AUTUMN JOY SEDUM|
As you can see the flower color here is almost white (with a tiny greenish tint)... These flowers change colors throughout the Fall --and end as a RUST color (matching many other colors during very late Fall).... The next color to come from these beauties is PINK.... They are truly amazing little flowers... IF you want more information about them, click HERE.
Hope you enjoyed seeing more of our yard today... Have a good week ---and please send us some RAIN if you are getting some in your area!!!!!