Monday, June 2, 2008


This weekend I helped my dad split hostas that had become root bound in pots. I thought it was interesting how intrigued I am by these plants. Fifteen years ago, I would have ignored these plants totally. I used to love petunias for their ruffles and color - but they seem somehow garish to me now.

Rootbound hosta

I know I'm getting older because I find the subtle recurring beauty of a variegated hosta preferable to the temporary and riotous flush of annuals.

Splitting hostas

I brought back a number of options to plant and share: Elephant Ear (large leaves), Antioch (green and white variegated), Golden Tiara (medium green with light green variegated edges) and this lovely blue hosta that's got dainty leaves and the color of a blue spruce.

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