The hosta babies are growing up so fast that the resident photographer can’t keep up! This lovely plant is a Fire Island Hosta — I have one in a medium-size pot but would like about a dozen more. As you can see from the photos, the leaves have a softly detailed texture emphasized by their luminous yellow-green color, supported by burgundy stems. This one might be large enough to split into separate clumps and relocate this year … though I’m often hesitant to do that because of the risk of losing the plant. It still has room for root growth in the pot, so I may look for some new ones instead.

One can never have too many plants!

Thanks for looking!


  1. This is a really attractive variety. I was just going to write, that when young and fresh like this, they always look to me like a great salad, but of course are ornamental – – and glad I checked, because some organic farming sites tell me, the Japanese have been eating them for centuries. So if some of your containers get too crowded, break out the Thousand Island Dressing! šŸ™‚

    1. Well … I have about two dozen hosta varieties here, so I guess I could make one heck of a salad! I had no idea that they were edible … thanks for the culinary tip! Or not! šŸ™‚


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