Hosta tardiflora - Late to the Party
Friday, October 04, 2019
|Hosta tardiflora 4 October 2019|
Hostas are known as shade tolerant (no plant is shade
loving) perennial that has a myriad of versions with variegated leaves.
Hosta tardiflora is a laid back, unvariegated species hosta that in
October has nice, elgantly narrow and shiny green leaves and just happens to flower when most other
hostas have long flowered in June/July/August. Many of those hostas in my
garden have leaves that are getting fall colours and a fall wilt. Not so,
tardiflora which may be late to the party but I would assert that it was worth
The chances of finding this plant in any Vancouver nursery
are exactly 0. Who would want an unvariegated, small hosta that flowers now?
Hello & Goodbye
Monday, September 30, 2019
|Rosa 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' & Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha' 30 September 2019|
Because I have written 4873 blogs to date it taxes my memory and when I look back some come as a complete surprise.
happens with the scans (many) of the plants of my garden. Today I noticed that
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’ which blooms in the summer and now all of its
flowers are brown had one bloom that was brand new. Was the plant as confused
as I am? Then I noticed that the English Rose, Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’
had a brilliant flower of a similar colour to the hydrangea. I thought the idea
of scanning these two would be original. This was not to be as when I was
storing my original Tiff another Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’ with Rosa ‘Princesss
Alexandra of Kent’ appeared and it seems I scanned them this past July.
|15 July 2019|
My guess is
that the first image represents a “hello” and today’s a “goodbye for the season”.