This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Saturday, June 13, 2015


One of my favourite garden staples is the Hosta.
It never fails me. It comes in all sizes and shades. From very small to very large. So it fills in some corners that nothing else fills.
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I grow quite a few in pots. The pots will go in places where I can't grow anything. I usually buy several to put on the deck where its shady.
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The ones above are in a place where its quite shaded and the lime green one really highlights the area.
The ones below are quite big and fill in the gap by the fence
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I love that they come in many varieties so they are never boring.
By putting them in a large container it can add height as well as interest.
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I can also move them if they are in a pot, if they don't like where I put them, then they can move. I find that they are very easy though. They do like sun. The ones I have in more sun seem to thrive better. Back in the shade garden they take longer to come up. I will be getting some more and putting them in some large pots so that they fill in quicker and I can pot up some smaller ones and move them.
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I don't know the names of each of them, but there are so many different colours and shapes and shades
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Somewhere in the garden I have some mini Hostas in containers. I didn't think to get pictures of those because I only just decided to do a post on Hostas.........There are two Hosta gardens in our area. I have not been there for several years. I thought of that because I know I got a mini one at one of them. I may want to visit this year..........In any case I will certainly buy a few more before the years done.
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The one in the box will not get any bigger. The one in the pot gets bigger every year, I suppose I should divide it but I love how big it is. I have several back in the shade garden that are crowding out their pots........Well, thats it for my Hosta

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