It took years before I found homes that my hostas loved. As many of us do, I originally planted them in spots where nothing else would survive--under pine trees, apple trees and crab apple trees. They lived, but they did not thrive--poor soil and too many tree roots hogging all the water.
About three years ago I began to move them into my main gardens. I have been rewarded with big lush plants.
Just take a look---we have had enough rain this spring to keep them happy and no deer have found them yet.
I could not find anything to grow well in this area next to my largest arbor. The soil is only six inches deep before hitting pure rock.
Same area but looking from behind the milk can.
This is the area directly across from the one above. I really like Heuchera 'Caramel' next to this yellow green hosta in front of the allium.
This is Hosta Frances William -- my favorite.
The leaves look like they are quilted.
Just last year I planted all the hostas in the woodland garden behind the table set.
Here is a closer view. This garden also has a piece of driftwood as its focal point. This area is very bright and cheerful and there is not one single flower in bloom.
Here is what it looked like just one year ago after I removed all the daylilies that were originally planted here.