Gardening information for zone 6 Ohio in neutral clay soil. The backbone of my gardens Hosta, Heather,
Heuchera, flowering shrubs, perennials, ground covers, conifers, and trees.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hosta A through E Zone 6 Ohio

Some of my Hosta collection. A through E. Next month will be letters F through L and the following month M through Z.

Well I see my Yorkshire Terrier Pagan managed to get into one of the photos.


Lona said...

Wow Cher! You have a lot of hosta plants. The Blue Mouse Ears are so cute. Dream Queen has such a beautiful leaf pattern on it. Enjoy this warm up.

Mark and Gaz said...

Wow, you've got quite a collection there of lovely hostas! Gorgeous foliage plant and the blooms are a nice bonus. Some of your hostas we will be on the look out for. Looking forward to the next instalment :)

Pearl@serenitycove said...

Very nice collection of hostas. I'm a hosta-a-holic myself. It the plant I look forward to most in the spring. I'm always running out to see if they are poking through yet, especially the new ones.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of yours.

Beth said...

Hi Cher, You have a nice selection of hostas. My favorites are August Moon, Big Daddy, Brother Stefan, and Dream Queen. Thanks for showing your pretty hostas. We adore hostas too.

Giga said...

Dużo ich masz i niektóre mają bardzo ciekawe liście. Ja mam tylko cztery gatunki. Bardzo je lubię, bo są piękne. Pozdrawiam.
Many of them have and some have a very interesting list. I have only four species. I like them very much because they are beautiful. Yours.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Cher,
Very nice Hosta collection! I have some of these in my garden as well. Love, love big daddy!! I added more of them last summer... The little mouse ears are new to me they are sweet, would be great as a border plant close and up front! Thank you for this, looking forward to the rest of your collection!
Pagan is just where she wants to be a natural always in the picture, just like Riley I don't know how they do it ;0)
All the Best,

Raffaella said...

Wow... how many hostas! This collection is very beautiful... I haven't any plants of hosta, but I think that will make it! Hugs... and happy New Year, even if in late!

dorothy said...

What a nice selection of hostas and even more to come!
I struggle to grow hostas in my yard between the heat and the slugs and snails, but they do look good for a couple of months. It's nice to see your healthy looking hostas!

Larry said...

Of all your lovely hostas, I think Dream Queen is perhaps my favorite... very similar to Thunderbolt which I have... I must say that I am really impressed with your heuchera collection that you featured in your last post... wonderful! Larry

Casa Mariposa said...

I didn't realize you had so many hostas! They're beauties! I'm always forgetting the names of mine. Several were seedlings from a friend so they're just referred to as 'my hostas from Annette'.

Malar said...

that's a lot of Hosta! They are beautiful!

Patrycja Photography said...

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HolleyGarden said...

I just love hostas! You have a nice collection - and am impressed that you have so many of them! I look forward to seeing the next two months' pictures, too. I don't know the name of any of my hostas, but I love that these plants are so varied - big, small, variegated, blue, green, and even yellow.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Cher,

You have such an extensive collection of hosta plants! Each one is so unique. You have got me missing my garden now :-)

Kate said...

Hi Cher!
Happy midwinter to you. I agree with several of your friends, Dream Queen is pretty spectacular. All are lovely though!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Impressive collection. Keep warm and take care.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Impressive collection. Keep warm and take care.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Always looking for those furry kids!
You have a lot of hostas. Amazing. Our heat just does them in. I have one variety. It looks good until mid/late June when it blooms. Then, it kind of disappears.

Rebecca said...

How I would love to visit your yard/garden some day! I despair of remembering the names of the 8-12 variety that I have here at Gatescroft! Should I need to know, I am thankful that you have compiled such great photos with more accurate names than "that HUGE one", white with green, green with white, little yellow one, etc. :)

Neuer Gartentraum said...

Was für schöne Hosta. Ich wußte nicht, dass es so viele Sorten gibt.
Mir gefallen die weiß blühenden besonders gut.
Gruß Anette

The Gardening Shoe said...

What gorgeous Hosta plants! I love to see raindrops on their leaves. I was very pleased to see a flower spike too. Because hostas are grown for their foliage, it takes quite a bit of research to find out which ones are white and which ones, lavender.

Your dog is very cute!

Aerie-el said...

Wow, that is a lot of different hostas; they are beautiful!
And what a cute pup--didn't even see Pagan the first time thru the pictures!

Roger Brook said...

Your hostas are wonderfully free of slugs- I bet you get sick of gardeners asking about slugs! Do you think the mulch helps or hinders with this pest?

Sunray Gardens said...

Hi Roger. Your email notification here didn't use a return email address so I'll answer here and hope you see it. I'm sure the mulch helps hide slugs. I do try to get out and spray vinegar water on them at night when I'm up late enough. It's never ending though.

PURA VIDA said...

I sure might try some hostas this year

Sissy said...

I have always imagined you are a highly detailed person! I've actually never owned a home with a single spot of shade big enough to grow a hosta, can you believe that?
Yours are lovely, not ratty or faded at all!

Angie said...

Popped over for a visit from Roger's blog - I commented on his that I found that bark mulch harboured slugs in my garden and the clearly do not in yours :)
Can I ask what ratio water/vinegar do you use for spraying? I currently carry around a pale of salty water and just drop the blighters in.
Oops, almost forgot to add - your hostas are beautiful! I've not got as many as you but would love them to look as healthy as yours.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! What a collection Cher!They are so beautiful. I love the shapes of the leaves. Take care and have a good week.