Hosta ‘Ripple Effect’ front right, ‘Mayflower Moon’ front left, ‘Captain Kirk’ in middle, large variegated unknown hosta from estate sale behind

Do you love Hostas? For those who can't get enough, a huge thank you to Susan Strong in Arkansas!

"We’ve had a wet spring here in NW Arkansas and my plants are flourishing.  I love shade gardens and hostas are my favorite shade plant.  Many that I’ve planted over the past four years are filling out and finally reaching maturity.   While some hostas are stars, others play supporting roles; however, all are wonderful.  Here are some of my favorites."

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Hosta ‘Striptease’ in front, ‘Orange Marmalade’ at base of tree

Hosta ‘Rainbow’s End’ in front, ‘Paul’s Glory’ behind the Heuchera 

Hosta ‘Lakeside Paisley Print’ in front, ‘Sum & Substance’ behind

Hosta ‘Captain Kirk’ in front, unknown in middle, and ‘Sum & Substance’ in back

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