Add a Splash of Color to Your Hosta Garden

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Posted by @Paul2032 on
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.

I'm constantly puttering around my garden beds, looking for something that will make them more beautiful, at least in my eyes. It is always pleasant to hear a nice comment about your plants and flowers from a garden guest, but in the end the most important one to please is the one that does the work and lives with the garden all day, every day. Last summer I saw a red ceramic bird bath that I liked, but it seemed a little pricey. Then it was marked down $10, but I still resisted. After another $10 reduction, I bought it and placed it in a bed of Hostas. This spring I saw a red sphere and thought, why not? It would look nice with the bird bath. A large Hosta was planted in a red planter, which made three spots of color. Three is a pleasant number in the garden. Red seemed to be a good choice.

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/11c0e0

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/c1c304Hosta 'Diana Remembered' in a red container

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/d3f06eSphere with Hostas

Then I thought, what about some blue?

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/d4e57dBlue Sphere with Hosta 'Patriot'

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/f77963Complementary planting

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/f08f15Sphere with Mouse Ears Hostas

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/303a62A more subdued container.

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/f68618Grouping

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/4a248cHostas, Rose, Sphere

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/70385eHosta "The Razor's Edge' in blue container.

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/43b2cbgrouping

Thumb of 2015-06-14/Paul2032/f8b3fcA more subdued sphere

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Untitled by donnabking Jun 27, 2015 8:27 AM 0
Color in the hosta garden by springcolor Jun 23, 2015 5:23 PM 11

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