'Hosta Fever' could apply to many obsessed gardeners but it is the name of a business and with over 700 varieties, you could say this woman has 'the fever'. Cindy Mitchell spoke to our garden club this summer and so we decided to pay a visit to her home where she has her display gardens and plants for sale. I'll just let you have a look as we tour about her property.
I liked all the statues and other yard art that were found nestled amongst the hostas and ferns.
Cindy did a demonstration on how to check for hosta mosaic virus with a kit too.
Beyond the lawn by the house, paths wound through a wooded area and here was where all the hostas for sale were - in alphabetical order. Every hosta in the display gardens had a name tag so you could see the mature size and then shop for a pot of your favourites.
There were lots of minis to choose from as well.
Everyone left for home laden down with pots and happy faces. My new hostas are 'Allegan Fog', 'Praying Hands', 'Fire and Ice', 'Gypsy Rose' and 'Rainforest Sunrise'. The third photo down shows 'Gypsy Rose' and I will admit that I'm only buying hostas with thick and waxy leaves now. No more food for the slugs and snails!