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Re: Hello out there

At 01:50 PM 5/13/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Greetings from west central Indiana, just north of Greencastle. I've 
>been lurking in the background thoroughly enjoying your comments and 
>conversations regarding hostas. Can you believe I "discovered" them 
>only last year? I have only 12 different ones at present, and 
>doubtless they would be very common ones to you all; but to me, I'm 
>the typical hosta-mother -- all mine are beautiful to me. I have a 
>little "hosta hill" begun so maybe I can collect another 12 this 
>My house faces north, is a red cedar ranch with a 48' front porch. I 
>wish to have hostas across this span -- no evergreens. This is a new 
>house so we have a clean slate to work with. I have plenty of space 
>to work with depth-wise also, but I haven't gotten my plan narrowed 
>down to what type(s?) I want yet other than I'm partial to white 
>blooms and big, dark-green leaves. 
>I'm very interested in this planting as it will quite different from 
>the usual 'shrubs & geraniums' that I see in our area. I'd like it to 
>cause people to crank their necks around when driving by!  When 
>it comes to hostas, vanity is allowed, isn't it?
>I'll keep "lurking" and reading and gaining more knowledge from you 
>all.  I would appreciate your suggestions.
>Thanking you in advance,
>Sue Cornelius
if it is sunny at the front of your house, you might like the effect of a
few ornimental grasses set toward the rear of the plantings.  As hosta
foliage lines are basically horizontal, and grasses vertical, they make a
great contrast!
Ran Lydell
Eagle Bay Hosta Gardens
10749 Bennett Rd.
Dunkirk,  NY  14048

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