A few of you have noticed that the Hosta I grow in many cases will never reach their full size. In fact in about a year they will begin to have a (kidding) gorilla war as they begin to collide with each other with the limited space they have of 42 inches wide x 104 inches long (106.68 centimeters x 264.16 centimeters) of space.
and take over the ... raised bed!
Now ... what might happen IF I had unlimited space to plant a similar garden; with the same plants? The answer this year comes as a 18 ft x 18 ft (5.49 x 5.49 meter) garden. The fantasy garden this year retains its symmetry while adding less than a dozen new plants to the arrangement. Hope you enjoy my musing and dreaming!
|Green = Existing varieties Yellow = Added varieties|
As my own growing space is very small I have begun to wonder if I ought to begin the lengthy, and in some ways very difficult process of bringing my collection down to just 9 'special' hosta to let more grow to their full size, Complete decisions about this will be considered in the 2016 season.