A Halcyon at last!

When I first saw a blue Hosta, I was charmed. The name of this particular variety was ‘Halcyon’ and ever since I have been on the hunt for one.

Last year, I found another blue variety, which seems to keep its blueness even in bright sun. However, I wanted a Hosta for the front garden as well as the back.

Then at Summerfield Nursery last month, lo and behold, there was the Hosta of my dreams. The ‘Halcyon’ didn’t look blue anymore but I understand that it is usual for this hue to diminish over the season, especially if exposed to bright sunshine.

Now, my latest addition doesn’t look blue, or largely even green. I hadn’t realised that Hostas took on autumnal colours but there you have it.

One thing this plant won’t be doing is feeding me. It is too close to the car – having seen oil edging towards the soil, I doubt it would be the healthiest of options. However, it will still bring much joy next year.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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15 Responses to A Halcyon at last!

  1. A treasure hunt that was successful. And beauty is food for the soul!

  2. I gave up trying to grow hostas after the snails ate them. So good luck with yours

  3. gaiainaction says:

    Hostas are beautiful all right. I never knew that they would change their colour in autumn either. They are on my Wishlist too for the past few years. 🙂

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