A blog about one man's obsession, and adventures with growing hosta in St. Paul, Minnesota in the United States.
Pages are added on the First and Fifteenth of the month.
This blog is active from about March 15th to October 15; growing seasons may vary. The author/host welcomes questions and comments from you the reader. If you come regularly feel free to show your a "follower".
Over the last few editions I have taken an unusual path of storytelling, to poetry, to garden aesthetics. This edition I want to take gardening to still another extreme. The worst case scenario extreme! In this extreme you the reader need to be a participate, give feed back, become part of this discussion to make this an effective edition.
Most of the time I do not post images because I know there is a very small population of computer users who have very old machines and cannot open image media of ANY kind. Below is a special treat for the rest of my visitors!
Just to warn you - this is a LONG edition with moderate, technical reading. Last edition I left you at a 'cliffhanger' by telling you that eight (8) new hosta that had arrived; and yet not telling you which ones. In this edition I discuss Hosta Aesthetics as I look at everything I have.
Last issue I told the first half of the Atlantis story, that I know, to explain more graphically why Hosta 'Atlantis' ought to be in a theme garden of Chaos and Destruction. In this edition I present children's poetry!
This document is now superseded by blog post 2015 Survival Document and Diagram. This document is 'floating document' among the 2015 documents. The best chance of finding it is to look in the current month of 2015.
The goal for this creative writing is to provide a complete scene in 200 words or less; hence the brevity of each act. The task is not an easy writing challenge since many times I start with over 400 words and need to selectively whittle my writing down to my own limit of 200 words.
Last years acts were embedded directly into each months blog edition; this year I have separated them to show the clear delineation between reality and fantasy.