Thursday, June 02, 2011

Garden Tour Thursday

Hi all - Thanks fer comin by!  We are havin a foliage tour today.  The hostas in the back yard are first.  Step over her ta see them.

This is a fancy one.  It has lovely colors.  Its called "Paul's Glory".   It is REALLY big this year.  It sure liked the steady May rains we got.
 This one is called "June".  Last year it was bigger,  The hostas change size from year ta year,
 Here we have Krossa Regal and Big Daddy.  Big Daddy dint do too well last year, so it is smaller.
More Big Daddy and Krossa Regal.
 A Japanese Painted Fern.  We really love these!
 See the broader view over here.  Ya ca get a sense of the whole hosta garden.

And over here, we have the Left landscaping box.  It wasnt worth showin before.  But the "Snow-On-The-Mountain has spread wunnerfully!  Look at it now!  If you live north of Maryland, it is a great groundcover in shady spots.  Here, it gets a bit brown in August.  But it survives.  The hostas will get bigger and be the stars in a month.  TBT picked large hostas to stand above the SOTM from June on.

The Snow-On-The-Mountain is native to New England we think, but it survives here in deep shade. 
Even the brash hostas struggle to grow up through it.  
The flowers are small and fleeting.  
I grow it for the foliage...  And note how thickly it grows.  Last year, I placed 12 badly dug-up roots of it.  Now it is taking over!
 I'm not worried about the hostas.  Next year they will be twice the size.  they are just getting started.

Thanks for coming along on the garden tour.

13 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

We love hostas, have 2 giant ones and 2 "babies" that the mom took from the giants a couple of years ago. And we have that snow-on-the-mountain, too, only didn't know what it was called. It's great for filling in shady areas! Yours looks terrific!

MTVA said...

I really like the SOTM, it's so fresh looking, especially nice for the hot humid days ahead. I imagine you feel a little cooler just looking at it...

Mr Puddy said...

My mommy love The Snow-On-The-Mountain, It's beautiful and she didn't know it have a cute flowers. And we got a lot of shading area, that's so good idea to fill it up, Thanks for the garden tour : )
xoxo

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

All that lush greenery! It would probably all get toasted where I live!

m.q said...

wow...we really love your garden. we do..

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Cool hostas you have. We have a couple but ours never get very big. I do not think they are real happy where they are.

Brian said...

That is so pretty and green, I'm jealous again!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Another great tour!!
Anyone with hostas around here needs to protect them from the deer who just march into peoples yards and much to their hearts content.

William said...

I think you might be in the middle of ATTACK of the SNOW ON THE MOUNTAIN!

The Island Cats said...

Your hostas are beautiful! Ours are still kinda small. And thanks for the info about Snow on the Mountain. We've got a big tree in the backyard and we had ivy growing under it, but the vishus deers like to eat all the ivy and now it's mostly gone. Mom was looking for another type of ground cover to put under the tree (it's mostly shady). She's gonna look into getting some Snow on the Mountain.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

WOW! Efurrything is looking wonderful in yoor garden.

Sorry we haven't visited for a while, we had grandbeans staying for a vacation. It's been happy chaos!

OKcats said...

You gots some really nice greenery there!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Iza, Ayla and Marley! Wow you have a lot of tasty looking leafs back there. We have some hostas in the front but yours are way more fun because they are all so different! Thanks for the great tour!!