I might as well call it the yellow garden, like Gail describes in a perfect fall post. What do you think? Let me tell you a little story about yellow hostas. It is a true story, but names shall be left out.
There is a local well known hosta judge and collector who searched and searched and searched for the perfect yellow hosta with green tints. She went from one end of the state to the other and a few other states as well on her quest to find the perfect yellow/green hosta. But no matter how hard she searched she could never duplicate the wonderful green/yellow tints of that one hosta she saw one fateful fall day. She was very sad but did not give up and continued to collect hostas. She learned everything she possibly could about hostas in the meantime, and she still sought that perfect green/gold hosta.
Her collection grew and grew until one bright fall day on her daily visit to the garden she spotted not one perfect green/gold hosta, but several perfect green/gold hostas. So many! She smiled to herself, and thought of all the hostas she had collected in order to get that one perfect hosta, when all hostas have perfect green/gold colors. She did not know all hostas change to that special blend of green/gold when the days grow short and the temperatures cool. No amount of searching for the right hosta was going to bring that hosta to her, only Mother Nature could show her the way.
To this day she still laughs at herself and I heard this story straight from her. Any local readers (especially my fellow Montgomery County Master Gardeners) who may recognize this lady, do let me know via email or comments. (first name only)
in the garden....
Hint: She is a Montgomery County Master Gardener. Which reminds me, tonight is the Master Gardener Association's Christmas party. The group is anticipating over 100 folks showing up. Hope to see you there! And I think this avid hosta collector will be in attendance too.