Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Joy Of Hostas

At our March meeting, Liz gave an excellent talk on growing hostas in containers. She finds she gets good growth in pots, the slugs are less likely to cause damage, and she can create different arrangements every year. Liz suggests making use of the shade provided by the house and other structures and trees. Pots can soften the hard edge of a sidewalk or driveway and can also temporarily fill in holes in beds and borders. We got a good overview of the myraid sizes, shapes and patterns hostas have to offer. Shade loving companion plants like the beautiful Hakonechloa add further variety to colour and texture. Hostas in containers certainly offers flexibility and scope for creativity.

Hosta Striptease

Left to right at rear  - H. Patriot, H. Pearl Lake, H. Paul's Glory
Front  Hakonechloa macra 'aureola', H. Touch of Class

Hostas and companion plants

Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'

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