12.05.2008

Fab Foliage Friday


Hostas like they oughta be. Rivers of hosta, punctuated by Ligularias and Arisaemas, create a free-flowing groundcover at Chanticleer, the superlative public garden in Wayne, PA. Scenes like this, and all manner of inventive plantsmanship, make Chanticleer one of my favorite gardens. For an out-of-season glimpse at Chanticleer, head to Fran Sorin's recent post at Gardening Gone Wild.

12 comments:

Sheila said...

That is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Steve Silk said...

Thanks so much Sheila.I'm trying to find a spot in my garden where I can just run rivers of different hostas. Simple, low maintenance, and so pretty!

Chandramouli S said...

Man do I love visiting your blog. You have so many beautiful and interesting things to show! Keep it coming...

Anne said...

That really is a great photo! So nice to learn about beautiful gardens around the country, thanks for posting!

Aerie-el said...

Another beauty--photo and post, that is. 'Rivers of hosta'...great description. I'll have to add Chanticleer to my list of gardens to visit back east.
~Aerie-el

flowergardengirl said...

I just wonder how many plants are rooted in your brain. You are pretty amazing.

I want a hosta bed too. I love all the varieties of green. I have to get these rock hard beds in shape first.

Sylvia (England) said...

Lovely photo, lovely idea but wouldn't work in my garden too many slugs and snails but I can dream!

Best wishes Sylvia (England)

Steve Silk said...

Chandramouli--Thanks, and I plan to keep it coming.

Steve Silk said...

Thanks Anne-Chanticleer is definitely a garden worth knowing about.

Steve Silk said...

Hi Aerie-el--Actually, I'd put this one right at the top of the list. And there are lots of other good ones not far from it.

Steve Silk said...

Hi Flowergardengirl! Manymany plants are rooted in my brainb.As my father-in-law used to say, after the first 100, it's easy!

Steve Silk said...

Sylvia--there are some hosta cultivars that are less appealing to slugs and snails, but those slimy things have been the bane of many a garden dream for me too.