Before and After

hostahillbilly(4)June 19, 2012

Front yard before Hostas:

Front yard after Hostas:

ahhhhhhhh,

hh

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mctavish6

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

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 3:57PM
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bettylu_zone6a

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!
BettyLu

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 4:27PM
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troutwind(7a SE TN)

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.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 7:39PM
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coll_123(5)

Just gorgeous! So much talk on these forums about root competition. I don't care- I love the way hosta look under trees.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 9:18PM
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plantbug

So glad you remembered to take a before pic!!! What a difference a hosta makes!!! Very nice.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 9:27PM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

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?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 9:57PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Wow! Looks beautiful. How many years from before to after and how many hosta? I am so impressed!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 4:11PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

Time frame is 1997 to now.

hh

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 9:10AM
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kskaren(z5 MO)

Unbelievable! Absolutely gorgeous transformation!!! Was it a pine tree farm before? Amazing!

Karen

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 9:16AM
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hostahillbilly(4)

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.

hh

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 10:54PM
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gardenfanatic(MO zone5b)

Stunning! You must have a good sized piece of property. What kind of trees are those?

Deanna

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 11:01PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Civil Conservation Corps for you youngun's. Google it.

Steve

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 11:01PM
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i-like-to-grow(6)

wowsers... jealously

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 12:01AM
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