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The Hosta Flowers
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THE HOSTA FLOWERS
This particular group of Hosta flowers particularly caught my attention. My husband and I were visiting my 90-year-old mother in her lovely apartment complex which is set in Forest Park, New York. There are four apartment buildings that have residents enjoy gardening and cultivating. It is like a botanical garden. Anyway, my mom was walking us back to our car and there this Hosta collection was. I, of course, had my camera and decided to photograph them. There is something so special when a whiteness in nature captures your eye. Hope you can enjoy their beauty, too.
Hosta History Where did Hostas come from?
Hostas are native to northeast Asia, mainly Japan, China and Korea. The species of which there is about 70 are mostly clump forming perennial plants with lily-like flowers growing on forest margins or in woodland settings. Common names that they used to be known by include Funkia, Corfu Lily, Day Lily or Plantain Lily but today they are called Hosta. The name Hosta is in honor of the Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host. Hostas require a dormancy period over winter of below freezing for 6 weeks or so to allow the plant to get prepared for the upcoming spring. Hostas first appeared in Western Europe around the late 1700's to early 1800's then soon after in USA. Soil conditions a good loamy soil about ph6 is best make sure to prepare your soil well before planting as they are shallow rooted the surrounding area where you plant the Hosta needs to be cultivated before planting. Hostas are shade loving plants mostly so it is important to place your plants out of hot mid-day sun as a general rule Most variegated Hostas look best with some sun, preferably early in the day.
For more info: http://www.hostaplants.co.uk/hosta_history.htm
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September 16th, 2013
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