For many years I made indoor foliage houseplants, but needing a breath
fresh air, I ventured outside to my own garden. I only
miniature what I can actually grow, and the
numerous, and I mean numerous Hosta varieties in my own garden have
new direction into the world of Hostas. Upon closer
inspection I have found that they are not as similar as I thought.
There are shiny leaves,
satin leaves, and leaves with a waxy
"glaucous" finish that disappears from handling, water, or sunlight
revealing a Hosta of a different
color. There are
heart-shaped leaves, spear-shaped leaves, ovate leaves, very small
leaves, very large leaves, and everything inbetween.
New growth may not
look anything like the mature leaf, and by the middle of the summer
some Spring colors may have morphed
into something colorful and
exiting, or not.
Hostas are some of the most durable
plants in those
gardens that freeze in the winter. They pop up early every Spring and
hang around well
after most plants have succumbed to the cold. They
don't turn brown in spots as readily as houseplants do, they survive in
areas where nothing
else does, and they keep weeds at bay. Their
Achilles heel is their flavor, sought after by rabbits, deer, and the
sneaky, slimy slug waiting
under the leaves until an unsuspecting
gardener breaks off a leaf to examine it for a miniature version and
ends up with unbelievably
slime on her hands that moves! (Since
then I never touch a leaf without checking it first!) But even
slugs shy away from the blue Hostas with the
waxy finish. In
the macro world, many people with limited yard space or apartment
dwellers with only a balcony have discovered that Hostas can be grown
quite well in containers, a perfect solution for the miniature house
with little to no yard at all. Most of my Hostas are planted in soil
disks, but they can
all be planted in any container appropriate for
their size. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination! Hosta
stems can be rearranged to fit into
"the perfect spot".
Please email me with any questions
concerning custom planting containers.
THIS SPOT RESERVED FOR
HOSTA ABIQUA DRINKING GOURD
A deeply textured, very thick,
dark blue cupped shaped leaf
21 leaves $185
2 inches wide and 1¾ high
with the Giant varieties a bit more
SOLID COLORS - $180
SUM & SUBSTANCE
MULTI-COLORED/LAYERED - $185
variety is available
in any size and
can be planted in
a container or soil.
12 leaves - $125
7 leaves - $95
6 leaves - $85
5 leaves - $75
perfect for a
house with no
21 leaves $185
Choose any hosta
for this resin
Supply is limited.
27 leaves $240
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Copyright 2023, Carolyn Mohler
| SLUGS can be added|
any Hosta for $10.
or hiding under a leaf.
| OSTRICH FERN|
A touch of elegance
in a hardy Hosta world.
5 stems each $185