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Great Hostas

Ran, and everyone...

I've thought about this as I walked up and down my paths today and it's a 
hard question to answer. Everyone like different things in Hostas. For 
example, I tend to love variegated Hostas that have a large amount of white 
on the leaf and the gold's. Others prefer greens or blues. I think to 
answer the question, I want a Hosta that will beckon me from clear across 
the garden. I want a Hosta that makes a statement, and stands out in the 
crowd, as if screaming "Look at me!". In my garden, Formal Attire does 
that. Early in spring, On Stage does that. At first, I was going to say 
that I want a large Hosta that makes a statement, mostly because I love the 
large ones. But on reflection, size doesn't matter. I look at my Summer 
Music, or my Tattoo or Chartreuse Wiggles, and I'm stunned by their beauty. 

Now, for my wish list...Mary, you got it. a luminous yellow Hosta, with red 
petioles that run into the center vein up into the leaf, with ventricosa 
purple flowers. And then, when you get that one finished, how about a dark, 
dark, I mean dark green leaf, with bright gold edges and a white flower, 
and then how about a Hosta that has white leaves and lavender petioles 
(yes, I know it has to turn green, but just image that week or two in the 
spring)(oh, heart be still....)and then....


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