Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hosta Whisperer

While living in Sugarhouse I got in "garden mode." I traveled to Wasatch Gardens with my mother and dropped probably around 150 bucks on flowers (mostly perennials of course). I knew the moment I passed the hosta section that it would all be over...the hosta is my favorite favorite favorite perennial in the entire world..however....I had an east facing garden....which doesn't exactly fit the "mostly shade" part of the hosta's needs....but it was worth the challenge. 
I babied those 2 plants every single day. I thought at one point I was going nuts but then again I guess that means I'll be a good mom, right? Who needs a baby when you've got a hosta? 
All my work paid off and I had two thriving hosta plants! (Of course not as large due to the stressful conditions they are growing in) For now....
Then came the move. I left the house in Sugarhouse and moved back to Holladay with some friends, leaving my poor hostas at the mercy of a Utah winter. Luckily that is when plants go into what I like to call "hibernation" anyway, so I crossed my fingers that they would return the next year.
I ran over there about a few weeks ago and what a glorious site there was to behold: my two baby hostas are back once again for round 2.  Then came the next challenge: transplanting...
For the next few days I drove back over, borrowed some neighbors water (ours hadn't been turned on yet) and continued babying my baby greens. My mother kept telling me she would buy me new ones but I just couldn't let them go. I fought so hard to keep them alive it just felt wrong to give up now...
The decision was made, transplanting was a go. I headed over in the white truck with my favorite sis Ky and we dug em up, tossed em in buckets and raced home. 
After chopping through annoying aspen roots (I really dislike that blasted tree) and breaking up the soil clots, the spots were ready. I carefully placed them in their new north facing home and crossed my fingers they'd make it through the second round.
After a few rough days, I have conquered the elements and have deemed myself the HOSTA WHISPERER
I'll be holding classes Mondays and Thursdays from 2:15-3.
(the hands are simply for documentation purpose)


Matt and Amber said...

Hey Konni... this is Amber Goodman. I saw your comment on Michele Jone's blog and just wanted to see what you are up to! :) Check out our blog at Hope to hear from you soon.

Kylee Jane said...

Hahaha.....I wish I could come to class..maybe today:D So glad to see the little plants are thriving.

kj said...

Your hostas are survivors. Try your whispering with another type of flowering plant. A garden really responds to love. You've only begun

Abe and Lisa Johnson said...

Kon Kon,

You are not following my blog so i had to find you! Love you girlie and i love hostas too... so so so much. My mom has so many in her yard that we have planted and transplanted together.

Pool time soon... k!

love you,
lisa yo jo

Dave and Lacey said...


Hey! So fun to find your blog and see what you have been up to! Been wondering what happened to you! :) The email I had for you obviously isn't up and working anymore, haha. Are you still playing indoor? Well fun to find your blog. I have a blog too, its Keep in touch!