April 9, 2011

H is for Hosta and Hyacinth

When I bought this house two years ago, I had no idea what perennials were already on the property.  Within a month or two I got quite the surprise when Hosta started popping up everywhere, some in the perfect spot, and others that hadn't been tended to in years.  I dug up and rearranged some to other locations, broke up rock-hard bunches to sell on Craig's List and give away on Freecycle.  I still have Hosta coming out my ears.

A beautiful perennial garden appeared in the back yard, but since I have the chickens and dogs back there, I thought it would do better elsewhere.  I created a new flower garden in the front yard that I can see from my desk and without a thought as to the time of year, I dug up and transplanted everything I could find and hoped for the best.  I haven't seen the Columbine or Bleeding Heart since, but the rest seemed to survive the trauma just fine.

Hosta Peeking Through the Dirt

Same Hosta 2-3 Days Later

More Hosta  Popping Up This Spring

Same Hosta 2-3 Days Later

Here's what the Hosta will look like within a short time.  I have both variegated and solid varieties of Hosta in several areas throughout the property.  

Variegated Hosta From Previous Season

In the back perennial bed among Hosta, Bleeding Heart, Daffodils and Daisies was one lone Grape Hyacinth and it got moved to a new home in the front yard too.

My One Lonely Hyacinth

Almost There

Grape Hyacinth, Finally

Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I'll be able to spend some time in the yard with my Hosta and Hyacinth on H-Day.

I'm taking the A-Z Blogging Challenge, where I will post something from each letter of the alphabet on the corresponding day in April, except for Sunday, on at least one if not all four of my blogs. You can see my other blogs in the sidebar - More of Marie Anne.


Ilene said...

I also found hosta when I bought my house. I love it because it doesn't die, no matter what! Dry weather, wet weather, whatever--it just keeps on being beautiful.

Tracey said...

I did the same thing when I bought my first house. I just started moving plants without thinking that it might not be the best time. It was my first experience with a real garden and I just couldn't understand why they were all dying. Lol.

Kerry said...

I LOVE the Hostas. I wish I had found some lovelies in the garden when we bought a 110 year old house. Sadly, we didn't find anything at all which surprised me.

Thank you:)

rodney southern said...

Very cool posting MA! I love the pics as it adds a whole new dimension to the blog.

Karen B said...

Beautiful! Love hyacinth best, but then again my favorite color *is* purple. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love hostas--they're beautiful, look great as a border, and even I can't kill them! :O)

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Stephanie V said...

Being green gardeners, we thought our first hostas had disappeared in the winter cold. So we bought more. We found out that they are very forgiving. Always beautiful.