Sunday, 2 August 2009

Today's Flowers. Hostas




 
 
 
 
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This year is the first time my hostas managed to grow without being eaten by snails or slugs. It even got flowers. I had put slug- pellets around the plant as soon as it showed some leaves. So that does the trick!

39 comments:

Bonnie Bonsai said...

They are beautiful! I heard to prevent slugs to infest your garden, avoid watering them in late afternoon. I used Salt with mine as pellets can be too expensive for me. :)

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The Weaver of Grass said...

We tend to overlook hosta flowers when admiring their leaves, don't we - but in fact they are beautifully simple flowers. I have also had a purge on slugs with mine this year and have more or less managed to combat them.

Anya said...

Prachtige foto's :)
Bij mij staan ze er dit jaar ook mooi bij ( het vorig jaar niet :(
Fijne zondag
(t regent hier pijpenstelen ;)

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I love hostas but donn't have any now.Yours are gorgeous! xoxo

Vicki Lane said...

The flowers are almost a bonus -- the leaves are so wonderful. If one can find leaves that haven't been slug-chewed, three leaves in a clear glass vase make a beautiful and dramatic display.

Thanks, Reader Wil, for the lovely photos.

Denise said...

Great images, wonderful hosta blooms. Thanks for sharing your photos, love them all.

Carletta said...

I love the second macro! I like the light and shadow and looking closely a little critter on the stem.
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RuneE said...

I don't know our name for that one (or even whether we have them), but I would very much like to see them around here. You have caught the beautifully.

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Very pretty hostas. =) Hopefully the snails and slugs won't be around for to much longer.

SquirrelQueen said...

Very beautiful hosta flowers, mine are just beginning to bloom.

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Pat - Arkansas said...

Love your hosta flowers, Wil. Very lovely! My hostas bloomed several weeks ago and all I have left are some spindly stalks, which I need to remove, as the hummingbirds keep visiting hoping for a sip of nectar. Poor birdies.

Renie Burghardt said...

Ah, you do take excellently beautiful pictures, Wil. Your hosta's are an examle of that. They are lovely. I don't have hosta's either, but my Naked Ladies are blooming at the moment, and are lovely as well!

Happy Sunday/Monday!

Hugs,

Renie

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful hostas.
So glad no pests got them!

Marju said...

Really beautiful photos!
Beautiful dog:)

SandyCarlson said...

That hosta is really gorgeous. My Gram had tons of it, and it was always so beautiful first because it was hers and second because it was what it was!

i beati said...

I never got blooms on mine sandy

Patty said...

Nice looking flowers on your hostas. Ours have slowly been dying off, and I clip the long stalks off after the flowers drop. Hope you had a terrific week-end. Good night, sleep well.

guild-rez said...

Great shots and lovely hosta flowers.
Bees and bumblebees love hosta flowers.
That's what I do too..
Slug pellets around the base of the plant, adding crushed egg shells and coffee grinds.
My last post is about a small hosta too.

Regina said...

Lovely blooms!

cherie said...

oh, they are beautiful! i never knew they were called hostas, but i've seen so many of them before! thank you for this informative post, ma'am!

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful flowers. One day I'll crack this gardening game. Unfortunately I'm not very good at it.

charmine said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog.So, you live in Holland,I am thinking of visiting Amsterdam in September09.It is a beautiful place.Your flowers are lovely.Have a nice day.

Leora said...

Every year, I learn new gardening tricks. Glad you solved your hosta issue with the slug pellets so you could bring us these lovely photos.

Margaret LaVonne Hall said...

Down with slugs, I say! In the Northwest here we put a small jar lid of beer for slugs...does away with many...
And, salt, too...
The blossoms of the hostas are so delicate and fragile..Nice photos..
Have a great week..

Tabib said...

Beautiful and lovely!

nonizamboni said...

I'm always amazed at how beautiful the blossoms are on hostas and am glad to be reminded by your lovely photos.
Have a great week, Wil!

Nance said...

You have slugs, mine are deer they "mow" the leaves as soon as it starts to show. :(
they tend to avoid when I spray hot chili powder mixed with water, dish detergent, and egg but when it rains it will all be washed out.
i have to keep at it, i guess! ;)

April said...

A very lovely and unique flower!

Sharodindu said...

congrats!
you have got nice flowers...:)

Pacey said...

Wow! Ik heb deze bloomen nog nit gezien...en een blauwe hibiscus? that's quite unieke...Groetjes and fijne week Wil.

Rosamaria said...

I didn't know this flower, Will. I think we don't have them here.
They are very nice!

Good week!

Ebie said...

Great and helpful tip!

Bim said...

This is another exciting flower I've never seen before!
You asked where I took the Agave photo: it's not England - it's on the mediterranean coast. I believe some people do grow them on Guernsey, though.

Arija said...

A nice success for you. Isn't it lovely to outwit the snails now and then?

Euroangel said...

lovely photos indeed..thanks for sharing..we are just neighboring country..i wish to visit netherland next year esp. the keukenhof garden..

Euroangel said...

i got problems with snails too..i feel sad when these creatures attacked my garden..
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Ann said...

Like the pale purple colour. I put slug pellets to for my veg garden.

An organic farmer tells me to crush egg shells. The snails and slugs don't like them.I compost my egg shells.

Euroangel said...

lovely photos here...I would love to visit your city in the future and will ride in Netherland eye ...congrats to your daughter also for making a great job! cheers!

bettyl said...

Very pretty hostas. Nice photos.