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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Jun 22, 2015 11:22 PM CST
Name: Julia
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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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Jun 23, 2015 4:24 AM CST
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What's the yellow flowering groundcover in the pic labeled "Hostas, Rose, Sphere"?
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Jun 23, 2015 5:52 AM CST
Name: Paul
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Jun 23, 2015 5:57 AM CST
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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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Jun 23, 2015 6:08 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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It stands up well....
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Jun 23, 2015 6:25 AM CST
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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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Jun 23, 2015 7:23 AM CST
Name: Holly
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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
Name: Cindy
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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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Jun 23, 2015 2:08 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
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Good eye for balance and color, Paul. Love the photos of the garden. Now, I need a red birdbath. smiles
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Jun 23, 2015 4:38 PM CST
Name: Annette
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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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Jun 23, 2015 5:20 PM CST
Name: Vickie
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Wow, those are some gorgeous pots! They really add some zing to the hostas Thumbs up
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Jun 23, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Thank You!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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