Ordering Hostas in the Winter   3 comments

Yup, there’s close to 3′ of snow on the ground here in Minnesota.  In our area, the KARE11 weather folk tell us this is the snowiest December on record.  Last year, we had this much snow on the ground at the end of winter.  So, what in the world am I doing thinking about hostas this winter?

Well, with the number of hostas in my collection mounting 400 different varieties, I’m finding that my local sources for quality hostas are getting fewer and further between.  So, I’m forced to look at ordering thru the mail.  This time of year, many of the larger mail-order hosta nurseries start posting their “New for 2011” lists.  I’ve got 20-25 I’m considering ordering for a May delivery.  Another local source I have has another 10 on hold for me.

I was supposed to be limiting myself next year, but I did create 2 new gardens.  Moving my heuchers, tiarellas and heucherellas to their own dedicated garden will mean room for about 30 hostas.  But with the dedicated space for these beauties, I’m sure I’ll be ordering a dozen or so new varieties!

So, that pretty much accounts for everything I plan on ordering.  Part of me is sad that I have to cut myself off, but I hope that by Memorial Weekend, I’ll be able to focus on enjoying being in my garden, rather than planting!

Posted December 27, 2010 by koskashostas in Hostas

3 responses to “Ordering Hostas in the Winter

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  1. Hosta Blue Mouse Ears is a spectacular new hosta- I don’t know anything about it, but it looks very beautiful- its an electric blue.

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