July 12, 2011

Hosta Past And Present

This is a photo of my past garden with hosta, azalea and liriope. I built
the little stone bench out of leftovers from the stone
patio we built in the backyard.
The hosta here are from left to right -
Climax Plaintain Lily (the leaves  on this one get really large),
Moon River Plantain Lily and the Krossa Regal.

Past garden with my then
six-year-old granddaughter posing for me. 
  On her right are Coral Bells. The
 golden one is Caramel (Heuchera Villosa).
It's one that tolerates heat and humidity. I don't remember
 the name of the purple one.
I didn't buy
any this year.  I want
to have the perfect spot for them, which I
haven't decided on where that will be.

The one in the front is Color Glory and behind it is Patriot Plantain Lily.
"Hostas" by Rosemary Barrett is my hosta
go-to book.

This is the stone patio my hubby and I made. We want to do another
one for our new yard. 

Notice the flowers on the coral bell. 

This picture was taken in the early spring time - so
no hostas had come up yet.
Present photo of my yard. The poor little hosta on the left was
just getting established under the tree - but something is
eating the leaves - whatever it is - it's not eating the one
on the right. Eventually I hope to have more hosta and
St Augustine grass growing up the edge of the river
rocks. I would like to build another stone bench to put
under this tree.

I can't believe it - with all the heat and no rain - I have
a bud on the Encore Azalea bush. They are suppose to
bloom spring, mid-summer and fall.

Another shot of the interior of Geodesic Dome. Zinnias
make nice cut flowers.



5 comments:

  1. Well, you've sold me on the caramel huechera! Such an unusual color. Your granddaughter looks like such a sweet young lady! I can't believe your azalea bush has a bloom on it! Mine are so lazy! :) Love that stone patio, the pretty room, and the variegated liriope!

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  2. HolleyGarden - If they (huechera) are planted with care they will reward you spring, summer and fall. The one I have pictured got about twice the size in the picture before I moved. The color had different hues depending on the season. I can't believe the azalea either. The ones I had before just had one bloom cycle. The liriope in the photo is 'Silvery Sunproof'

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I can't wait for a road trip so I can see these in person. The bedroom shot is absolutely lovely, a page right out of Victoria. You've captured the essence of it. Love the stone patio too! Hugs...Lisa

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  4. Thanks Lisa. I guess all those years of looking at Victoria magazines has rubbed off and is permanently stored in my brain.

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  5. I love all of it, come soon and help me fix this dismal acreage

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