Greg Martin wrote:Forms and colors can look fairly "not a Hosta" as with this pointy leafed red stemmed Hosta, 'Red October':
(Am I making any headway with you?)
nancy sutton wrote:Greg, how long did it take you to make that large patch of 'Mouse Ears' hostas? (I'm assuming you divided them every year or so.... or did you buy a dozen or more?) Thanks : )
Chris Kott wrote:I love these, but haven't been able to find any locally. I suppose I am on The Hunt...
Chris Kott wrote:Tempting, but The Hunt for Gooseberry Sundae from Brecks misses the mark somehow. I think I prefer The Hunt for Red October.
Greg Martin wrote:
Nicole....not sure if you're into flowers like this, but I was just doing a bit of reading and found out that Hosta plantaginea is the only fragrant hosta, with pure white blooms sometimes 6" across. 'Aphrodite' is a double that was found. I've never smelled a fragrant hosta before, but all hostas that are fragrant have H. plantaginea in their family tree. I wonder what these flowers smell and taste like :)
why must all the plants I never liked the looks of, turn out to be edible???
Lisa Sture wrote:Fuschias!
Here in the Uk fuschias are treated as perennials. They originated in China and can tolerate temperatures down to -15 C (5 F) and some down to -20 C (-4 F). If you are worried, or it is colder in your area you can cut them to ground level and cover thickly with cold ashes until the Spring and warmer weather. The wet makes the top of the ashes form a protective crust and a nice cosy cover.
The taste of fuschias berries can vary slightly with variety. Also, it is nit really worth it unless you choose a variety with larger berries. The largest one I have found has white outer petals. And purple inner ones. The fruit tastes okay - but I wouldn’t go as far as ‘like grapes’! Maybe good in jams etc, but not sure as I don’t eat sugar.
Marisa Lee wrote:This is the year I'll ... And maybe I'll make capers from ox-eye daisy buds. Once I learn how to use a 'problem' plant, it bothers me less.
Leila Blair wrote:I recently saw some ornamental kale and purple ornamental cabbage at the nursery. Decided to taste a leaf of each, tasted good, so bought & planted some. Hoping they will become perrenial ornamental edibles.