Saturday, May 17, 2008
I love hostas, or do you call them funkias? In our little "Village" (subdivision) there was a green leaf with white middle stripe variety that was very popular. Everybody had them. My neighbor gave some to me and they did OK but not great. After a few years a solid green mutant leaf sprang out. I pulled it off but it kept coming back. Eventually, its persistence paid off. I divided that green part out to keep my striped variety looking even and planted the dark variety elsewhere. It took off. The full shade could not kill it. Flooding could not kill it! I divided it and divided it and friends asked for it so I divided it some more. Now it's everywhere in my yard because even my ungreen thumb can't kill it. Is there a lesson here?