Perennials

Hosta Love

One of my paintings of a hosta leaf.

One of my paintings of a hosta leaf.

I love hosta. I heart hosta. I experience hosta love. Anyway you say it, I know I am not alone.

Even the dentist office hostas make me happy. You know the variety of which I speak. The nothing too flashy, oh well, these will work here hosta. And they do work. They are the little workhorses of the shade and partial shade garden.

The best advice I ever received about creating a hosta bed, glade or grotto, is to mix your greens, blues, and golds. It creates a hosta quilt and a textural feast.

Hosta bed in the front yard

Hosta bed in the front yard

My only regret with my hosta bed is that I have not labeled my collection. I have over 50 varieties, I believe, but no idea what is what.

The hosta leaf is what I truly love. They have always struck me as looking a lot like little hearts. So I got the paints out last weekend and captured this on canvas. It’s true hosta love.

The art of the hosta leaf

The art of the hosta leaf

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