Hosta in the Garden

I can’t resist but do one last post about my summer garden. This time, it’s about the hosta that grow and flower despite the sunniness of the garden. These are shade loving plants and yet they continue to thrive, despite the exposure to the harsh sun rays.

When we bought the house, there was a big Manitoba maple tree which provided the right amount of shade but it had to be cut down many years ago when we discovered that it was diseased. The hosta plants went into shock for a while but adapted and so we have let them be.  They also remind me of people who have to adapt to a new environment or situation. Resiliency is what is needed in both human and plant life.

September has come too quickly and soon the hosta flowers will wither away, the leaves will yellow and decay until they rebirth the following year.  I hope to still be here to watch them return.

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9 Responses to Hosta in the Garden

  1. I love hostas and your photography. Thank you for the lovely post.

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  2. Steven Castledine says:

    Love hostas – the flowers are stunning.

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  3. Ilda says:

    Hi Emanuel, I never even knew that hosta is their name, so I looked it up: named in in honor of the Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host.

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  4. Brilhante, Emanuel. Este olhar detalhado e a beleza da fotografia 🙂 Abraço!

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  5. Beautiful! I am also amazed how some shade loving plants in my garden will grow and flower in the hot sun. Nature never ceases to amaze me.

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