The front garden has a shady area under the weeping cherry tree that we’ve planted with hosta and daylily. This garden started a few years ago with just a few hosta and a few lilies and every year we divide the plants to make the garden fuller. There’s also a rose bush at the corner of the house and we added lirope (foreground along the sidewalk) and croscrosmia (which you can see in the back of this photo if you look really hard) to help define the space.
Our goal is to keep dividing the hosta in such a way that it completely covers the ground when it’s fully leafed out. The various varieties we have keep the garden interesting. We don’t know the names of all of the different types because the original plants came from friends and neighbors.
One thing I wish we’d been more aware of last year when we were dividing/replanting was to mix the varieties so that no two of the same are next to one another. We’ll probably move some thing around this spring before everything gets completely established — and I’ll add more photos later to show how full the bed actually gets.
Don’t you love hosta too? What’s your favorite variety? Variegated or solid? Light green, dark or “blue”?