Sunday, July 8, 2018

Hosta Flowers: Pretty or Not?!

Hosta plants are abundant here at Sweetwater. 

I wish I was one of those people who knew all the names of the different plants and labeled them.
I am NOT that Hosta gardener!

I do love all the gorgeous leaves of the many kinds of Hosta.


These plants are great fill for the shady gardens that are way to big for any good purpose!  The varied colors on the leaves brighten up the shady spots. The textures are interesting.

Now, let's talk about the flowers on Hosta!
The flowers have always seemed to be sort of a nuisance....hanging around on the top of the plant in a way that looks out of place next to the great foliage!






You can probably tell that I am not a Hosta flower fan!

I decided to change that this year.  I started to look....really look at the flowers and see them as possible cut flowers for the house.

I did a little google image searching....and found these examples of other people's arrangements.




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This one looks like it uses Snow on the Mountain flowers as well as Hosta...hmmmm....I have lots of that too!
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This is so pretty.
Once you isolate the flowers and treat them with some "respect", they have a look that is almost like an orchid.

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This is almost Zen like...



So off to the garden I went with new eyes focused on the flowers on the Hosta instead of the leaves.

BTW....have I told you that I can't have Hosta leaves in the house anymore....
Why???  Marvin the cat has decided that if you eat the leaves of the Hosta....you can thoroughly annoy the "help" by vomiting in a variety of inconvenient places!!!

 ANYWAY....here is the result of my new appreciation for Hosta flowers.


I am definitely going to start using them more often......
HMMMM....we are going to dinner at some friend's tonight....
Maybe I will make that Zen looking arrangement....they DON'T have a puking cat to worry about.!



Have A wonderful Day!

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