Many years ago (oh, 10 years or more when I was still at the old house) a friend and I attended a plant sale at Stan Hywett Hall in Akron. I brought home what was then touted as the largest of all hostas, a "Sum & Substance". Since then it's been the show-off plant of my back border bed with it's lush display of chartreuse leaves and lots of flower stalks.
A couple of years ago I picked up an end-of-year sale plant at Lowes. It was a Bressingham blue and I was totally unfamiliar with it. It had no pic or tag, just the name scrawled on the plastic pot. I like the blue color so brought it home. As with many impulse purchases, I had no idea where to plant it so just stuck it in a far-too-sunny spot for a hosta - right under my sunroom bay window.
It grew quietly for a couple of years, mostly neglected. But it seemed to be able to handle the sun so I put off moving it.
This year it's like something out of a SciFi movie, or like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction: "I won't be ignored!"
It is gigantic. Big and blue and pushing aside the hardy hibiscus trying to come up next to it.
Well, Glenn, I'm not ignoring you anymore. And no way am I moving you from what must obviously be the perfect place for you. So, sorry hibiscus. I'm getting a shovel. You guys are so outta there.
And, lucky me, I'd let a stalk of it go to seed last year. Now I have a WS container chock full of Bressingham blue seedlings. Hmmm. Now where the heck are those babies gonna go?
I do love my many hostas. Not only do they give a lush display, but the flowers are great bee magnets. Even the hummers come 'round now and then.
Meanwhile, nice news on the tomato front. Check out the Veg Page!