My first Alphabet ...inspired...
Acknowledgement: PAULA, hats off to you for running the Alphabet. I notice the wee hours of the morning when you post the threads....now, that's dedication! Your 'opener' (quote) is something I look forward to with each new letter. KUDOS
The pictures and comments in the Alphabet game are awesome! So many beautiful hosta...in so many beautiful gardens...beautifully grown!
This is my first Alphabet experience. Sadly, I am lacking in photographs best suited for this thread but now know how to solve that. 2014 presents lots of opportunity for some great shots for future postings. :-)
I thought I would take this opportunity to say that I have been inspired to:
1. Take more CARE in growing my hosta
2. Start a FEEDING program ... all these many years I have not fertilized but realize in the proof of these pics that to have an outstanding hosta that shows its potential to the ninths, you have to do more than just provide soil/ medium and water
3. Take my time when taking PICTURES...and try to capture that 'perfect' shot...it can be done as seen by some of these stunning submissions...practice, practice, practice - and ---patience! Lol
4. SLOW DOWN ACCUMULATING (going to accumulate more, of course! just at a slower pace ...lol) and spend more time in placement when planting, whether it be in pots or in the ground...in other words, try and highlight each hosta by more pleasing placement.
Thank goodness I potted up so many at the end of summer because task/goal #4 will be that much easier to achieve.
I am anticipating a longer wait for the subsequent alphabet threads to load as we go further into the alphabet. Even now I find it easier to cope with my eagerness and impatience by finding something to do while the thread is loading...like brewing a coffee, or pouring a glass of wine, etc. it is much more pleasant than watching the flicking of the page as it loads!!! LOL
We may need more "pages" of certain alphabet letters LOL!
Really, really enjoying being a contributor to the Alphabet but most of all.....LOVE seeing everyone's hosta pictures and reading comments. What a glorious way to pass the next two months...at least halfway into February! Have Many books to read but looking at HOSTA is primo! Then spring is just around the corner for us northerners! Yahoo!!!!!!!!
Bkay, Babka, Mocc, Paula...of course you "southern belles" will be the leading ladies we envy as you "spring" your way into the next growing season way ahead of us!
Big grin :-). and....thanks for 'listening' to my outpouring...
....anyone else have something to add as a result of their first alphabet?