Shady Garden

Lancaster, PA(Zone 6a)

These hostas are two to three years old. My memory fails me to what the two in the foreground are but the two large green ones are T. Rex and Sum and Substance. Two years of a rainy spring has done them well.
The Japanese painted ferns are this years addition to this spot.

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Very pretty! My T-Rex is finally getting some size to it after 3 years in a pot... I finally got to plant it in the ground :-)

Norristown, PA(Zone 6b)

Beautiful garden! I love your pine tree. So soft looking and a great contrast to all the other plants. Thanks for sharing.

Lancaster, PA(Zone 6a)

Thanks for your kind comments. Getting this area going has been a hit or miss effort.

The space under the crabapple has been great for hostas. T. Rex was a monster to get started. I moved it twice before it found a spot it was satisfied with. I have a couple of mountain laurels in that area that haven't decided if they want to grow there or not. Wild strawberry runs rampant from time to time and requires a day of hoeing and pulling from time to time.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Very pretty. Thanks for showing us.

Maine, United States(Zone 5b)

Very nice- those hosta look quite happy.

Lancaster, PA(Zone 6a)

The T Rex has really taken off this year. Some times the old saw about perennials is true "The first year they sleep the next year they creep and the third year they leap."

I think I may cut the pachysandra back a bit and stick in a variegated hosta of some ilk just to liven the area up a bit. I have Paul's Glory in a couple of other spots and one will be in need of dividing next year.

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