I just signed up with AHS online. Actually, the hostas didn't have to
show me all that much. Just flourish in shade in sort of shallow piney
wood soil. They did give me a nasty start when they all vanished into
hibernation. You can call it dormancy, but I think it was more like
Texas A&M has been conducting tests with the cooperation of local
wholesale nurseries to see just what hostas want in Texas, for most people
around here have never heard of them. I'm not sure how I did except from
pecking around online to see what didn't need a whole lot of sun. We moved
to Conroe about a year and a half ago and it is way different from my huge sunny
yard in Houston. There you picked plants that could take a Texas summer
and clay soil. Not so, here.
But evidently the hostas do like it here, for they are absolutely
burgeoning. I also got some hellebores, which don't impress me at all so
far, but the hostas just keep on growing. I mean, since they finally got
up from the winter sleep and got with the program.
Goodness knows what they'll do now that we got a bit of rain. I don't
think sprinkler systems and hand held hose waterings really cut it.