Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Carefree Hostas

This weather is so fickle, rainy and cold today. It was nice on Saturday so hubby and I worked outside most of the day. Hubby cleaning the garage and me doing yard work. Monday and Tuesday were our annual “clean up the town” day. On those days, you can haul just about anything down to the town area by the park and there is help to put the “stuff’ into town provided dumpsters. We always seem to collect “stuff” over the winter and it is a good time to get rid of it. Now if the yard work was as easy. I swear our yard has gotten bigger over the years. Or maybe I got older. When we first moved into our home many years ago, I WAS much younger. The house was surrounded by tall, shaggy bushes. I couldn’t even see out of any of the windows clearly. And with a couple of kids outside playing and a baby inside, it was important to be able to check on them. One cool spring morning, I had a brain storm of an idea to correct the problem. With axe, shovel and clippers in hand, outside I went. By the end of the day, I was able to see clearly out all the windows. Since that time, I have turned the area around the house into flower gardens. At first it was sun perennials but shape took over and how the area is filled various types of Hostas.  When I was doing daycare, I had a huge sandbox under a shape tree. After retiring from daycare last summer, I no longer needed a sandbox. What to do with that space. I wanted plants that were carefree. Hostas to the rescue. I have a lot of them and they needed divided. The price was right, and a perfect solution. 

The rainy weather we have had the last couple of days have been perfect. The Hostas love it. And you know what? It beats digging and chopping out wild bushes. 

Here are a few pictures I took last year  of Hostas around the house . I have planted them around trees and any other little space I can find in the shade. They are some of the easiest plants for shade, they bloom and they take no care when established. My kind of plant.

Happy gardening,


  1. I really like hostas, their beautiful leaves can add so much interest to a shady spot. Yours look lovely.

  2. The hummingbirds love the blooms which is fun to watch as they go from flower to flower.