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Her garden blooms with hydrangeas, hostas, vinca and magnolias, while sweet potato vine is featured on her storage shed.
Created by stonemason Eddie Foisy, a circular walkway takes you to a miniature medieval castle surrounded by fairy portals, a magic diorama enveloped in a bank of lush hosta, ferns and sweet woodruff.
The borders are a mix of perennials; bulbs; small shrubs; and vines, including allium, clematis, peonies, lilies, delphinium, hosta and poppies.
Flowers can range in color from white to a dark lavender, and the Royal Standard hosta’s flowers are large and scented.
Some of Prinzing’s favorites include lady’s mantle, hosta, lamb’s ears, purple basil, scented geranium foliage, heuchera and ninebark.
Under large trees or in the deep shade of buildings, where few plants can get enough sunlight to flower, gardeners turn to foliage for drama, with perennials such as hosta, Siberian bugloss, wild ginger or goldenray (Ligularia).
Like the fragrant hostas, these flowers open later in the day and perfume the air, attracting pollinators from across the city. Fantasize a little.
The multi-tiered backyard, which also includes a gazebo and three small ponds, comes alive with lilies, hostas and other plants in the spring.
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There are about 40 species of hostas or plantain lilies, which are hardy perennials in the lily family, native to eastern Asia. They prefer light shade, but will grow under a variety of conditions. They are valued for their conspicuous foliage, which may be light to dark green, yellow, blue, or variegated. The ribbed leaves grow in a cluster at the base, and stalks bearing clusters of tubular white or bluish-purple flowers emerge from the leaves.
Origin and Etymology of hosta
First Known Use: 1930See Words from the same year
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