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Hosta

1999 hosta

In the shade of the Crimson King maple tree in the side/back yard, I have a number of hosta.  I have several of the one above -- I don't know it's name, but it's early to emerge from its winter sleep, and put up shoots of lavender flowers late in the season.

1999 hosta

The hosta above, H. Sieboldiana Elegans, emerges somewhat later -- the photo above shows it just a few days after having emerged from the ground.  The bluish cast in the photo is correct -- this is a blue-green hosta, with a very broad, puckered leaf.

1999 hosta

Another that I have is this golden edged hosta, H. Fortunei 'Aureo-Marginata', which emerges last of all.

1999 Hosta

Shown above is H. Sieboldiana Elegans in bloom.

1999 Hosta

Another in my hosta collection is the one shown above, H. Sieboldiana, a close relative of Elegans, but more green than blue-green and with a smaller, less puckered leaf.

2000 hosta

Yet another of the hosta is this white margined variety in the front yard.

2000 hosta

This hosta is one that I've just planted (May 2000) from a division provided by a friend.  Looking at it, I suspect it's one of the fortunei family, with clearly variegated leaves.  It's begun to bloom in early July, with lavender flowers.

2000 hosta

It's now late April, 2001, and the plain green Hosta has emerged from its winter's sleep.

2001 hosta

A few weeks later, and both the new hosta (planted last year) and H. Sieboldiana have both emerged from the ground.

2001 hosta

2001 hosta Sieboldiana

The variegated hosta in the front yard is also doing well.

2001 hosta

It's early April, 2002, and the first of the hosta has awakened from its winter's sleep.

2002 Hosta

A few weeks later, and H. Sieboldiana has emerged as well.

2002 Hosta

2002 Hosta

It's mid-April, 2003, and the hosta have begun to emerge from their sleep.  This one is part of the hosta bed in the back yard.

2003 Hosta

Hosta Sieboldiana has awakened in 2003.

2003 Hosta

The variegated hosta in the front yard is doing very well.

2003 Hosta

It's the first week of April, 2004, and the hosta in the backyard have begun to emerge from their winter slumber.

2004 Hosta

So have the hosta in the side yard under the Crimson King maple.

2004 Hosta

H, Sieboldiana has also emerged.

2004 Hosta

2004 Hosta

It's the second week of April 2005 and the hosta in the backyard have burst forth from the ground.

2005 Hosta

A week later ....

2005 Hosta

The variegated hosta in the front yard are thriving!

2005 Hosta

The hosta under the maple tree has awakened and is pushing its way through the mulch.

2005 Hosta

H. Sieboldiana is also coming up in the first week of May.

2005 Hosta

The first week of April 2006 has the plain green hosta in the backyard waking from their winter slumber.

2006 Hosta

2006 Hosta

The hosta under the maple tree has also awakened.

2006 Hosta

It's early May and H. Sieboldiana has awakened.

2006 Hosta

It's mid-May and the variegated hosta in the front yard is doing very well.

2006 Hosta

It's now late July and H. Sieboldiana is in bloom.

2006 Hosta

The variegated hosta in the front yard is also in bloom.

2006 Hosta

It's mid-September and the back yard hosta are in bloom.

2006 Hosta

Early October and they're in full bloom.

2006 Hosta

It's late April 2007 and the backyard hosta are the first to come up out of the ground.

2007 hosta

2007 hosta

It's the first of May and the variegated hosta in the front yard has emerged from the ground.

2007 hosta

A few weeks later bring the plain green hosta under the Crimson King maple ...

2007 hosta

... as well as H. Sieboldiana.

2007 hosta

2007 hosta

2007 hosta

2007 hosta

2007 hosta

Late April 2008 brings the emergence of the Hosta.  The first is, as always, the plain green one in the backyard.

2008 hosta

2008 hosta

The next up is the white margined hosta in the front yard.  I believe the name is probably H. Undulata Albo Marginata though that's only a guess on my part.

2008 hosta

The pain green hosta under the Crimson King Norway maple is up next.

2008 hosta

H. Sieboldiana makes its annual appearance.

2008 hosta

The hosta have done well during the spring of 2009.

2009 hosta

2009 hosta

2009 hosta

It's late May and H. Sieboldiana has made its appearance.

2009 hosta

The hosta in the back yard garden have begun to come up in the spring of 2010.

2010 hosta

2010 hosta

As ever, they were followed by the variegated hosta in the front yard.

2010 hosta

Early May bring H. Sieboldiana.

2010 hosta

In mid-April 2011, the Hosta in the back yard emerged seemingly overnight.

2011 hosta

2011 hosta

2011 hosta

Early May bring the awakening of H. Sieboldiana.

2011 hosta

The variegated hosta in the front yard has also come back to life.

2011 hosta

In late March 2012, the hosta began pushing up from the ground.  This is the green hosta in the back yard.

2012 hosta

And here's the variegated hosta in the front yard.

2012 hosta



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