Front yard before Hostas:
Front yard after Hostas:
What and improvement! It looks like someone planted those poor trees in straight lines like good little soldiers. Yuck! You've created a wonder. Myrle
WOW! I sure wish I could look out my front door and see all that serene beauty! I would probably spend all the daylight hours I was at home wandering thru them and admiring them all - it is really gorgeous!
Impressive. It looks as if your front yard was part of a pine farm. Nice look and ready made mulch. You can file your hostas by row and number like buried treasure in old orchards.
Just gorgeous! So much talk on these forums about root competition. I don't care- I love the way hosta look under trees.
So glad you remembered to take a before pic!!! What a difference a hosta makes!!! Very nice.
Wow! Stunning, it is so beautiful and you have so much space to play with, I am jealous :) How much time elapsed between the photos?
Wow! Looks beautiful. How many years from before to after and how many hosta? I am so impressed!
Time frame is 1997 to now.
Unbelievable! Absolutely gorgeous transformation!!! Was it a pine tree farm before? Amazing!
To answer a couple of questions:
Yes, this is a traditional CCC depression era tree planting in northern MI.
First Hostas planted in 1997.
As to 'how many Hostas', even though I did a database using my wife's garden maps winter b4 last, I don't know the total number of Hostas. I do know that there are over 850 different varieties, but since there are several of such as 'June', 'Sagae', S&S, and so forth, I'd only have to guess that there's over 1500 total Hostas planted here.
That makes me wonder if I could re-design the database to figure that out.
Naw, I'm gonna let that idea go, sorry, teehee.
Bottom line, you don't HAVE TO put up with a boring brown front yard. It may take some time, but with a little planting here and there over the years, you can replace boring brown with lush intriguing greens/blues,yellows, etc.
Stunning! You must have a good sized piece of property. What kind of trees are those?
Civil Conservation Corps for you youngun's. Google it.