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Before and After

Posted by hostahillbilly Zone 4 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 19, 12 at 15:41

Front yard before Hostas:
BareYard2012-06-19_14-20-09_438

Front yard after Hostas:
NWsideOfDriveway2012-06-19_14-20-58_659

ahhhhhhhh,

hh


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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


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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


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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.


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


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


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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?


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


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


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Time frame is 1997 to now.

hh


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

Karen


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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


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

Steve


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

Deanna


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wowsers... jealously


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