New to the Hosta Forum. Just an intro and looking for some advice
Hi everyone....I stumbled in here after reading someones "My Page" in the shrub section.
I am now completely overwhelmed as I had no idea that such a variety of hostas existed.
I've posted several posts stating that I recently moved into my house and am extensively redoing and creating a massive garden. My other posts are specifically asking for help with shrubs and privacy screens trying to find the right ones for the job. I never did discuss my groundcover plans since I thought it was irrelevant but now after visiting this forum it seems I might have to get help on that as well.
My plans for the yard will include several large gardens. My whole yard gets very little sun due to several large and mature trees. My plans for the gardens apart from some small shrubs and conifers, is to fill them with ferns and hostas...with maybe a handful of other perennials for some variety.
Being a newbie at this, I thought the dozen or so varieties of Hostas I see repeatedly at the garden center was all that existed....but now this forum blew me way! I'm literally overwhelmed and don't really know where to begin.
So for all you Hosta experts....is there any advice you can give a new gardener who may or may not be interested in becoming a Hostas enthusiast and/or collector? It almost seems silly now to settle for just a few different varieties of Hostas now that I know so much more exist! More importantly...where are all these other species hiding and how do I go about finding them?