Friday, December 26, 2008


"hos.tas"

Taken in late fall as hosta leaves weakened and yellowed. Hostas are among my favorite shade plants - I have about fifteen varieties. Small version for publishing here.

Obviously manipulated.

5 comments:

Frances said...

ooh - they look almost like watermelons.
slugs and snails love hostas, so no chance in my garden. Where do you grow your hostas? Do you have a garden?

Kim said...

love the linear quality and lush colour....
looks like your family had a wonderful Christmas day.... judging by their faces....
gorgeous photos :)
we didn't put a tree up this year as we have boxes everywhere atm..
looking forward to our move on the 9th Jan....polished timber floors and beach views to replace the lake and trees ;)
have a great New Year John....
xxx

The Artful Eye said...

Hostas are beautiful plants. We can't have them here. I remember them from my dad's house in Brooklyn. I didn't realize there were so many varieties.

This manipulation reminds me of a Mexican fan palm. We have those here.

Hope you have some time off and don't need to scurry back to work on Monday.

JGY said...

Patterns that could be from the sunroom from the house in Freeport where I grew up.
But we didn't have hostas. Lots of patterns of leaves but truly I remember the patterns more than the real things. Could it be we didn't have plants? Oh dear, I must call my sister and find the reality of that memory.
Maybe it's why I love convening with trees now.

Bellmore, Wantagh, Massapequa, Massapequa Park...
is that your train line?

John said...

an,swers.in.random.order

yes.freeport.merrick,bellmore.choo.choo

have.a.garden.alas.crapola.unkept.these.days.no.time.or.patience.mostly.no.time.soccer.work.etc.love.roses.hostas.shade.gardening.miss.digging

there.are.thousands.of.hosta.varieties.most.famous.breeder.lived.on.long.island.couple.of.towns.over

get.thee.to http://www.hostalibrary.org/