Hello, My name is James and...
I think I may be in the early stages of hotaholicism. I have been lurking on this board all winter reading old posts and looking at pictures.
I am an American living in Stockholm,Sweden.I live in an apt building.We have a pretty nice backyard. Being a frustrated gardener I asked the super if I could plant some flowers back there.We already have lots of lilacs,a big Birch tree and other things.Since I don't have access to a car I dragged lots of things home on the bus and subway.
There was a toolshed and sandbox which I got them to take away this year.
Lots of shade but morning sum and reflected light.
I thought I guess I will have to get some boring hostas.
Then I found this site and realized how wrong I was.
I finalized my order with h.j. van den top yesterday.
Here is what I ordered.
1 x Hosta 'Halcyon'
1 x Hosta 'City Lights'
1 x Hosta 'Regal Splendor'
1 x Hosta 'sieboldiana 'Elegans'
1 x Hosta 'Blue Cadet'
1 x Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
1 x Hosta 'Jurassic Park'
1 x Hosta 'Midwest Magic'
1 x Hosta 'June' EU367
1 x Hosta 'Blue Angel'
1 x Hosta 'montana 'Aureomarginata'
1 x Hosta 'Minuteman'
1 x Hosta 'Empress Wu'
We had a really wet summer last year-I was getting between 25 and 50 small slugs every day.So my first choice was slug resistant plants.Next was price,the oldies were cheaper and I really liked the way they looked.I also wanted big.I added the Empress Wu yesterday and am going to put her where the old shed was.
I am really looking forward to my shipment in May and will post pics.
Thanks for all the info that you all have given in your threds.