In front of the house - 2010
The 3 large ones are from F-BL 'Jewel of the Nile', 'Summer Breeze' and 'Fortunei Aureomarginata'. The border hostas are from L-R: 'Ginko Craig', 'Allan P. McConnell' and 'Kifukurin Ko Mame'.
For purposes of this gallery, Mini = AHS listed mini hostas. Tiny = less than 10"; Small = 10"-24"; Medium =25" - 35"; Large = 36" and larger.
Hostas in this gallery:
H. 'Tears Of Joy'
H. 'The Razor's Edge'
H. 'Tick Tock'
Looking west across the front yard - 2010
The large green hosta in the foreground is 'Venus'. To its right, 'September Sun' and just behind the two, 'Fujibotan'.
Other hostas in this gallery are:
H. 'Tickle Me Pink'
H. 'Tiny Tears'
H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'
H. 'Touch of Class'
My newest garden, June 13, 2013
More hostas in this gallery:
H. 'Twist of Lime'
H. 'Twisting The Night Away'
H. 'Undulata Albomarginata'
H. 'Undulata Univittata'
Name: H. 'Tears of Joy' - 2010
Description: Medium-green lance-shaped leaves are folded. Vigorous grower.
Size: Mini (4"h x 13"w)
Origin: Sport of H. 'Tiny Tears'
Flowers: Tiny purple flowers top the clump in midsummer
Source: Rideau Woodland Ramble
Added to garden: June 2010
Notes: At time of purchase, this was the smallest hosta I've ever had. I look forward to seeing how quickly it grows. Note plastic knife for size.
Name: H. 'Tears of Joy' - 2012 - June 26
This tiny hosta continues to do well. It had a strange bloom - no petals - just the inside of the flower.
Note in 2014 - I've since seen people post pictures of these strange flowers. It would seem that mine are not an anomaly.
Name: H. 'Tears of Joy' - 2013 - June 17
Lots of growth for this tiny hosta.
Name: H. 'Tears of Joy' - 2014 - July 16
Considerable growth on this hosta, but it did not bloom in 2014.
Name: H. ‘Teaspoon’ - 2008 - July 15
Description: Medium green moderately corrugated, cupped and roundish leaf the shape of a teaspoon.
Size: Small (21"w x 8"h)
Origin: H. 'Birchwood Parky's Gold' x H. 'Golden Tiara'
Flowers: light pink tubular on 20" scapes
Source: Fundy Beauties
Added to garden: Spring 2008
Notes: leaves are small, but it forms a good-sized clump quite quickly