It has taken many years to build our hosta collection mostly because hostas are expensive & I'm a bargain shopper. I always look for new varieties in the bargain bins of garden centers but truth be told, I've purchased very few at stores. I bought a wheelbarrow full at a local garden club's annual plant sale. We have salvaged clumps from the spoils of our projects. I have purchased them at garage sales & happily accepted tiny starts from gardening friends. All have been split numerous times.
I love the contrast provided by variegated hosta. I have several in green/white and green/yellow. I'm also partial to those with a large, heart-shaped leaf. My absolute favorites are the jumbo variety. The bigger the better. They're so impressive. But, I find the hosta's flower equally impressive. Their flowers are just as varied in size, shape & color. Each as interesting & beautiful as their foliage. Funny enough, as much as I love my giant hosta, my favorite hosta flowers are the tiny dark purple blooms that belong to the smallest, most compact, thin-leafed hosta we own. Go figure.
I let all of my hostas bloom & only trim them when the blossoms are spent.
FYI - Hosta blooms are excellent "filler flowers" for bouquets.
We have three different hosta in bloom with more on the way. But that's not all. Here's a look at everything else in bloom today.
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