Silent Sunday – Hosta

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69 Responses to Silent Sunday – Hosta

  1. Dee Min says:

    She’s drained in glamour

  2. Dee Min says:

    That should be “draped”

  3. Anne says:

    Having become familiar with the hosta leaves in various blogs, I am delighted to see a flower – a pretty one at that.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Anne. There is great variety in hosta leaves and flowers, the larger-leaved ones are particularly handsome. Glad you liked this one.

  4. Very pretty, Eliza! This is a flower I know, yay! 🙂

  5. Dale says:

    So pretty in white!

  6. swesely says:


  7. I don’t think I have ever seen a hosta flower!

  8. Hostas are underappreciated. Similar to peonies, after the flowers pass the leaves keep putting on a show.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, sadly so. I have one that is huge with deep green leaves and dark royal purple flowers and they are magnificent right now. Can you believe some gardeners cut them off and miss all that beauty? Some of the bigger-leaved cultivars have wonderful seed heads that look like pagodas. Well worth keeping for winter interest, IMO.

  9. So lovely in their own quiet way.

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  11. The bees will be happy, happy. I had to cut some of mine off yesterday because they had turned black and moldy. This excessive rain has created lots of challenges. For me, this year may be the $65 tomato. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, the bumbles particularly love them. This year it has been a bit challenging with all the rain. I’ve had to cut a fair amount of moldy foliage/stems back myself. It seems the weather these days is a case of feast or famine. Great year for fungi though!

  12. shoreacres says:

    Until the past year or so, I had no idea that hostas produced flowers. This one’s glorious.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Linda. There are gardeners who cut the flowers stems off (same with Lamb’s Ears), because they like a ‘tidy’ look, but I think that is a travesty. The blooms are varied from white to deep purple and are beloved by bees. I think they are lovely!

  13. Alice says:

    I was looking for Bumble bums in those gorgeous flowers. They’ll be there soon enough.

  14. Beautiful Image Eliza! Enjoyed seeing it!

  15. Jewels says:

    Pretty! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, Eliza! 💕

  16. Debbie says:

    The ones in my neighbor’s yard are a lovely shade of lilac. The white is pretty, too. I didn’t realize there are so many color variations with hostas.

  17. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Such lovely flowers Eliza 💛

  18. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Isn’t it such a pretty flower

  19. I see that hostas were once classified in the lily family but have been moved to the newly broadened asparagus family.

  20. Irene says:

    Elegance in the garden. Very pretty, Eliza.

  21. This is new to me. Really cool flower! Great photo too.

  22. Kris P says:

    Beautiful! I’d have thought hostas melted away during summer. Of course, what do I know given that they can’t survive here in any season.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Kris. Hostas are a varied bunch. The smaller, thin-leaved ones’ flowers rarely set seed, but the big-leaved giants nearly always seed up. They split open when ripe and look like pagodas. I often leave them for winter interest, but then of course, I have to deal with the seedlings. Some crosses are worth keeping, so I don’t mind.

  23. Very pretty, Eliza ~ they make me think of a column of snowdrops! 🙂

  24. nshami14 says:

    Great shot, Eliza! Never seen a hosta like this! I’ve learned so much about plants from you! Your photos are like nature baths – so comforting, inspiring and healing.

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  26. naturebackin says:

    How lovely – it has an artistically stylized look about it.

  27. I love the cycles of life all in one image. This gives me much to think about. Beautiful, as always ❤

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