|Hosta 'Remember Me' 24 July 2022|
Yesterday 23 July 2022 I finally wrote a blog after not having done that since 29 May 2022. I could now write something heavy but I have decided to ease myself into serious blogs.
This one does continue my current obsessive interest in scanning the plants of my garden. The roses are not around and will come back soon later in the summer. But my hostas and Rosemary’s perennials are doing nicely. I have put emphasis in scanning my hosta flowers. Most hosta enthusiasts never notice the flowers and marvel at the variegation of their leaves.
In my trip to Minneapolis for the National Convention of the American Hosta Society a month back I gave a lecture on the elegant beauty of hosta flowers and how they are strikingly modern looking (as if designed by a Swedish God). I wrote a couple of blogs about this here and here.
My hosta scholar friend Mark Zillis mentioned at the convention that in one of his books he had the name of 15,000 hostas and believes there may be as many as 20,000.
Hosta ‘Remember Me’ is a striking hosta. Note the image below of a plant that is not from my garden. Compare that to my Remember Me. A hosta enthusiast would say that my hosta is reverting to one of its parents or perhaps mutating into something else. My plant has a few leaves with a vestigial green edge. The rest are all gold or yellow.
|Hosta 'Remember Me'|
Some say that hostas are the white mice of the plant kingdom as they change their appearance with no obvious reason.
I would like to say (with my tongue firmly in cheek) that my Remember Me has forgotten who it (he, she?) is.