Add a Splash of Color to Your Hosta Garden: Color in the hosta garden

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Add a Splash of Color to Your Hosta Garden

By Paul2032
June 23, 2015

It goes without saying that tastes vary. Hosta purists might recoil at the addition of a strong primary color to the cool blues, greens, and golds in their garden. To others, including me, the judicious addition of a splash of strong color to a mature planting can add excitement and visual interest.

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jun 22, 2015 11:22 PM CST
Love this idea, going to give it a try. Have some mature rhododendrons i would love host under but the roots are to dense to dig in. This will do the trick.
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crittergarden
Jun 23, 2015 4:24 AM CST
What's the yellow flowering groundcover in the pic labeled "Hostas, Rose, Sphere"?
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Paul2032
Jun 23, 2015 5:52 AM CST
Corydalis lutea..........
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crittergarden
Jun 23, 2015 5:57 AM CST
Really!
I have a purple one that's at least 18" tall.....
Is it lying down from the weight of the flowers or is it really that short?
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Paul2032
Jun 23, 2015 6:08 AM CST
It stands up well....
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crittergarden
Jun 23, 2015 6:25 AM CST
It looks short to me, maybe I'm not processing it as it is.
The left side looks tall like mine.
I like the plant and with shade all along the back fence, I need to get some more!
I do have hostas back there but I only like the ones with white flowers, so I need other things, too.
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HollyAnnS
Jun 23, 2015 7:23 AM CST
Paul beautiful garden beds. Love the extra color that the red garden art adds.
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Jun 23, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Nice splashes of color. After the spring and early summer shade-loving flowers have done their job, it's a great way to perk things up a little.
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grannysgarden
Jun 23, 2015 2:08 PM CST
Good eye for balance and color, Paul. Love the photos of the garden. Now, I need a red birdbath. smiles
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Cem9165
Jun 23, 2015 4:38 PM CST
Paul I love the beautiful pops of color that you've a added to your garden. Thanks for sharing this idea!
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blue23rose
Jun 23, 2015 5:20 PM CST
Wow, those are some gorgeous pots! They really add some zing to the hostas Thumbs up
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 23, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Thank You!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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